VERANDA is a forum for the very best in living well. Always gracious, and never pretentious, we keep readers abreast of the finest in design, decorating, luxury travel, and more, inspiring them with beauty and elegance. VERANDA is both an ideas showcase and a deeply pleasurable escape, a place where homes feel as good as they look.
“Tradition is not about what was. Tradition is now.”
SUMMER SLOWDOWN • OUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO AN EPIC UNWIND, WITH GRACIOUS NEW WAYS TO SAVOR INDOORS AND OUT
SLIP INTO THE SEASON • COOL COUTURE SLIPCOVERS RECLAIM THEIR REIGN OVER SUMMER’S LIGHTWEIGHT DRESS CODE, THIS TIME WITH ALL THE TAILORED TRIMMINGS.
ENSEMBLE CAST • Seating’s finely tailored wardrobe: seven custom slipcovers for scene-stealing occasional chairs
A STRONG FINISH • Four custom closures with refined workmanship, inspired by those embraced by dapper couturiers
Dazzling Chemistry • Silky enamel baubles heat up the jewelry scene as artists mold millennia-old traditions into ravishing new forms.
DOWN TO A SCIENCE • Four historic enameling techniques and their artisanal legacies
A Legacy of Design in Every Stitch
Sunshine State • In a stunning celebration of place, the designers at this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach salute Florida’s sundry intrinsic gifts.
STITCHES IN TIME • A renaissance of pinwheels and patchwork, indigenous craft and bold self-expression: Hand-stitched quilts arise in au courant ways, each a vivid reminder of the grit and ingenuity of the women who pioneered them—and the craft’s historic roles in the decorative arts.
Sculpting Her Legacy • Nearly eight decades into her life, artist Paula Whaley is inspiring the next generation of Black artists with hope, connection, and peace.
The New American House
THE AMERICAN VERNACULAR • Most beautiful is its resilience: from a seaside Maine hideaway that shatters the template of the salty summer hub to a 1750s Connecticut Colonial poised for its next 100 years, four lessons in versatility of style. Plus: an up-close look at the legacy of antebellum houses in the American South.
Old World, Down East • CAN A GRAND COLLECTION OF EUROPEAN ANTIQUES FEEL AT HOME IN A DEMURE HARBOR-FRONT HOUSE IN MAINE? GIL SCHAFER MAKES THEM LOOK LIKE THEY WERE BORN THERE.
an epic encore • ANTHONY BARATTA GIVES HIGH-DRAMA AMERICANA A BRILLIANT REBOOT IN A HISTORIC BUILDING ON MANHATTAN’S UPPER WEST SIDE.
FIELD OF DREAMS • Behind a wild meadow in Mountain Brook, Alabama, a happenstance romance blooms into an enchanting house for growing old together.
NEW HOUSE, OLD SOUL
REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT • In his bare-bones rescue of a 1750s Connecticut house, designer Philip Gorrivan revives the perseverance and ingenuity of the home’s early American roots.
WHAT ABOUT THE HOUSES? • In the wake of America’s seismic racial reckoning—one that crumbled Confederate monuments, retired flags and artifacts, even shifted our vernacular—a towering question both whispers and shouts across warm deltas and low, boggy fields from Louisiana to the Carolinas. Writer and sociologist Dr. B. Brian Foster travels to the once cotton-rich town of Natchez, Mississippi, seeking answers.
What About These Houses?
Threading the Needle • Lily Lanahan brings Portuguese artistry to summer luncheons in this placemat and napkin set created exclusively for Veranda.