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Mood of the Moment
Summer at Home—Away
Editor’s Bookshelf • FOUR TITLES ON MY READING LIST THIS SEASON
OBJECTS & ARTIFACTS
Joie de Vivre Jubilee • Pomp, pageantry, and shades of Napoleonic elegance put a spin on stateside red, white, and blue, marching into interiors anew with fresh global gusto.
SHEER Romance • Gatsbyesque enchantment returns in airy, summer-weight fabrics, alight with fanciful embroideries and whispers of the Far East.
GRAND STRANDS • In four avant-garde necklaces, powerhouse maisons pay sparkling tribute to visionaries and vistas immortal.
SALMON RUN • With all the sizzle of their 1930s debut, roseate dials return to the delight of collectors the world over. The chase is on.
ART & CRAFT
CASTLE in the CLOUDS • High atop an Umbrian hill, a family of design-minded aristocrats has turned its nearly 1,000-year-old Castello di Reschio into Italy’s most extraordinary new hotel.
A Rousing Entrance • VERANDA contributor JOY MOYLER on the Alabama artist turning up the heat in the world of metalworking with a debut collection of hand-sculpted door knockers
American Craft AWAKENING • Three historic artisan movements—Studio Craft, Shaker, and Arts and Crafts—reemerge in modern revivals, each doubling down on handhewn techniques, integrity of materials, and nature as an abiding muse.
Strokes of Genius • Early Americans’ painted imitations of lavish floors proved more than a frugal experiment—finding solid decorative footing in town and country homes alike and paving the way for a vivid modern revival.
FLOWERS & GARDENS
A RURAL RENAISSANCE • Richard Ouellette and Maxime Vandal turn a historic farm in southeastern Quebec into an abundant creative laboratory.
the ISLANDS are CALLING • ATLANTA FLORAL DESIGNER SHEAN STRONG CONJURES THE NATURAL WONDER OF FOUR SUMMER GETAWAYS THROUGH IMAGINATIVE ARRANGEMENTS.
GREATS of the GARDEN • From a civil servant in Ming Dynasty China to a tropical master in 20th-century Brazil, virtuoso home gardeners to a trailblazing female landscape architect, take a tour ’round the garden with NINE VERDANT VISIONARIES and their legacies that endure today.
ARCHITECTURE & DECORATION
TROPICAL PUNCH • HOT HUES AND EPIC ODYSSEYS WELCOME GUESTS INTO THE WILD AT THE KIPS BAY DECORATOR SHOW HOUSE PALM BEACH.
BEST NEW DRAMA • For a Naples, Florida, rebuild, Bobby McAlpine and Susan Ferrier join forces to create a sublime study in theatrical elegance.
BLOCK ISLAND IDYLL • Miles Redd and Gil Schafer reimagine a 19th-century farm for a family of six, prioritizing sunlight, salt air, and a landmark of summers past.
INTO THE WOODS • On the shores of Michigan, a family of five opts for authenticity over lakeside grandeur with a quiet vacation cabin to pass through generations.
ESCAPE to the VINEYARD • In a historic shingled retreat on Martha’s Vineyard, Markham Roberts mixes mellow beach house funk with the collected familiarity of home.
LIVING HISTORY • Interior designer Ruthie Sommers on the wisdom whispering through Newport, Rhode Island’s famed summer escapes