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.
Editor’s Letter • “I’d rather have an apartment that has some mistakes in it than something that is so damn perfect. I’m very much for personality and expressing yourself.”
SHOP the WORLD • MAKERS FROM MILAN TO TOKYO BRING NEW VISION AND VERVE TO LOCAL DESIGN TRADITIONS, SPURRING A GLOBAL TOUR DE FORCE OF SMASHING DEBUTS.
— Italy’s — Palazzo Revival • From Rubelli’s arsenic green lampas to a stirring Gio Ponti tribute, the latest imports paint a vivid retrospective of the country’s luxury craft powerhouses—and a promising path forward.
— Japan’s — SOULFUL SHAPES • Aqueous, elemental forms travel like a silken thread through a new generation of island crafts, from silver and blown glass to turned oak.
— Egypt’s — FOLK HEROES • From painterly palms to classical frieze motifs, the artistry of ancient tombs bursts forth in resplendent detail.
— Ireland’s — Modern Revolution • Simplified silhouettes and cleaner lines appear in crystal, Celtic patterns, pottery, and more.
— Mexico’s — Earthen Hues • Dark coffees, warm beiges, even glints of metallics signal a shift into rich neutrals for native weavers, metalworkers, and sculptors.
— Morocco’s — CRAFT BAZAAR • Virtuoso artisans, hand-hewn techniques, and vision that’s entirely of-the-moment: Welcome to North Africa’s dizzying decorative arts scene.
ALWAYS LIGHT THE CANDLES… • San Francisco jewelry designer Rachel Clinnick-Barbagelata shares the generational wisdom she’s collected over decades of family dinners.
EVERYDAY EXUBERANCE • For evenings at the opera, taverna lunches, even Tuesday trips to the market, gallant street style bursts from hibernation—with red carpet–ready baubles dangling on its coattails. With riffs on Coco Chanel’s 1930s high jewelry debut, the season’s jewels herald the return of
An Air of MYSTERY • To columnist Charlotte Moss, this exuberant, parlor-like sitting room by Veere Grenney is wrapped in sensational suspense.
INTO THE WILD • Transcending style and era, invention and reinvention, animal prints have stalked interiors from time immemorial, evolving from hunted hides to fiercely creative riffs on the primal patterning. In spots and stripes, visionaries have spied adventure and freedom—and built a kingdom of rich interpretation.
Playful Pursuits • Bright, preternatural shades and overscale patterns reveal the lighter side of wild—and prove as cheeky and animated as their feline muses.
A Legacy of Design in Every Stitch
Wilderness Casual • In linens and slubby cottons, near-neutrals and folksy Tibetan tiger prints, the patterns that slip easily into any room in the house
The Craft Conservationist • Textile designer Esha Ahmed opens up to columnist Joy Moyler about her passion for medieval fashion, playing dress-up in her mother’s saris, and her mission to save vanishing weaving arts around the world.
Harlem’s Next Renaissance • Can grassroots groups save the historic buildings of Harlem—and the artistic and cultural legacies that rose up with them?
LIFE ON THE SURFACE • From the office work zone to the kitchen island to the bathroom vanity, counters are more than an area to collaborate and create, prepare and share, groom and reflect. As the main feature of the design space, they set the aesthetic for the entire room. For an easy, fast, and cost-effective refresh minus a total remodel, consider these upgrade ideas using a new and evolved Silestone