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.
Homing in on Happiness
OBJECTS & ARTIFACTS
EARTHEN ALCHEMY • COLLECTOR JANE SCHULAK AND EVENT DESIGNER DAVID STARK EXTOL THE EVERYDAY ENCHANTMENT OF TERRE MÊLÉE POTTERY.
the Almighty ACCESSORY • An unsung hero of well-decorated rooms, lively finishing touches for adding character of all kinds
PASSIONS on DISPLAY • A chic new crop of étagères, bookcases, and hutches elevates artifacts of all kinds—and signals a worthy next chapter for cocktail hour show-and-tell.
WRITTEN in the STARS • Shimmering aventurine, a centuries-old Murano glass formed by fateful folly, makes a stellar horological return.
ART & CRAFT
DYE, twist, KNOT, repeat • Luxury trim makers revive the age-old craft of handmade passementerie with youthful, modern colors and decadent couture details.
Animated IN OUR IMAGE • A film featuring two lizards navigating quarantine life artfully preserves the tender humanity of the moment.
FLORENCE’S GOLD RUSH • Jewelry visionary Temple St. Clair offers a gilded glimpse into the Oltrarno, home to the Italian city’s buzzing craft scene.
FLOWERS & GARDENS
Cultivating ARCADIA • Leaning on influences from a lifetime of discovery, BUNNY WILLIAMS creates a classical bedroom addition nestled in the heart of the ultimate labor of love: her garden.
A HOMEGROWN AWAKENING • Floral designer GABRIELA SALAZAR of La Musa de las Flores follows a path of enlightenment back to her native Mexico, where she invites students to experience the transformative power of the garden.
Alfresco EXUBERANCE • For California vintner and kitchen designer CAREN RIDEAU, open-air fetes call for relaxed joie de vivre and globe-trotting color.
ARCHITECTURE & DECORATION
A COUTURIER’S COTTAGE • Veronica Swanson Beard discovers an overlooked Nantucket house, imbuing it with poise, pattern, and the spirit of the centuries-old whaling port.
A CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC • Unpainted oak, balletic curves, a crush of 1930s élan: Architect PAUL BATES ushers in a new era of Southern cool in his hillside Birmingham cottage.
CALIFORNIA PASTORAL • IN SAN FRANCISCO, DESIGNER PALMER WEISS CREATES AN ATMOSPHERIC, ENGLISH-INSPIRED HAVEN FOR HER FAMILY, MINGLING RICH, UPDATED CLASSICISM WITH CONTEMPORARY ART.
Grounding ELEGANCE • INTERIOR DESIGNER JAMES RADIN AND CLIENT BENJAMIN SOLEIMANI CONJURE RELAXED GRANDEUR IN BEVERLY HILLS, BLENDING BRITISH AND PERSIAN ANTIQUES WITH INVIGORATING COLOR.
A Divine REVIVAL • ON AN URBAN CORNER IN CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, A NOVEL COMMUNITY SANCTUARY OPENS, REVEALING THE POWERFUL INTERSECTION OF AESTHETIC AND ASCETIC BEAUTY.
THE ART OF REINVENTION • Architect Bobby McAlpine on the beauty—and the necessity—of embracing our own contradictions in design