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.
Mood of the Moment
An Enduring American Spirit
OBJECTS & ARTIFACTS
ELECTRIFYING ENCORES • A GLOWING NEW GUARD OF HISTORICALLY INSPIRED LIGHTING REPRISES CENTURIES OF DETAILS AND FORMS FROM 18TH-CENTURY AMERICAN TO ENGLISH ARTS AND CRAFTS.
KING of the BLUES • A rare 43-carat Kashmir sapphire shines a dazzling light on Harry Winston’s 20th-century jewel hunt.
EDEN everlasting • From tenting stripes to classical statuary, garden room esprit heats up scenic indoor idylls designed for waiting out winter’s chill.
SWANS’ SONG • A serenade to the women of Truman Capote’s glamorous inner circle: high society jewels that mirror the style of four 20th-century icons
ART & CRAFT
RISE of the NEXT GENERATION • MEET THE WOMEN FORGING NEW PATHS IN CRAFTSMANSHIP FOR THEIR FAMILIES’ FURNISHINGS, RUG, AND TEXTILE FIRMS, LAYING OUT INNOVATIVE VISIONS FOR PRESERVING ARTISAN TRADITION, ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP, AND MORE.
AIRING of a LEGACY • TEXTILE DESIGNER LORI WEITZNER TRAVELS TO A HISTORIC QUILTS FESTIVAL IN GEE’S BEND, ALABAMA, HOME TO A REMARKABLE TRADITION OF ABSTRACT ART.
A Fiery Renaissance • Modern potters are reshaping centuries-old ceramic arts, signaling a bold new era for American craft.
FLOWERS & GARDENS
Living Histories • Master florist JENNIFER FIGGE channels the legacies of 20th-century design giants into imaginative florals that revive iconic American rooms.
INVITATION TO Wonderland • RUTH and HUTTON WILKINSON conjure an intimate evening affair in their Southern California rose garden, alive in storied curiosities.
REWILDING the WEST • Ted Turner’s titan mission to save the American landscape sparks a vision for nature-based tourism that is poised to become the media mogul’s most enduring legacy yet.
ARCHITECTURE & DECORATION
AMERICAN GLAMOUR • Liz Lange restores East Hampton landmark GREY GARDENS with bold confidence, singular style, and a little swagger.
A Vırginia Homecoming • In Colonial Williamsburg, Heather Chadduck Hillegas leans on classic lessons from her lineage to refresh one of the oldest houses in America.
A Vivid History • With inimitable dedication and scrupulous attention to detail, HEATHER CHADDUCK HILLEGAS worked with Benjamin Moore to reimagine the Nelson-Galt House—elevating the historically accurate hues of the Williamsburg® Paint Color Collection to preserve this iconic American property.
Eternally BUATTA • Mario Buatta’s biographer, Emily Evans Eerdmans, unveils the legendary designer’s last unpublished project, a rural, 1930s farmhouse in Aiken, South Carolina.
Regency REBORN • STEVEN GAMBREL AND ERIC J. SMITH COMPOSE A YOUTHFUL REBOOT OF A 1920s NEW JERSEY ESTATE WITH ELECTRIFYING COLOR, INVIGORATING PATTERN, AND BRILLIANT FINISHES.
DRAMATIC by DESIGN • EXUBERANT PALETTES AND GLOBAL INFLUENCES USHER IN HIGH-OCTANE AMERICAN STYLE AT THE KIPS BAY DECORATOR SHOW HOUSE DALLAS.
LESSONS from a LEGEND • Darryl Carter shares pivotal teachings of his friend, the erudite master Albert Hadley.