The demise of so many shelter magazines in the last few years has been such a sad thing in my life. I so love sitting in a favorite chair being inspired by beautiful spaces in gorgeous homes, or the creativity of designers.
Cottage Living was my favorite ever. I truly miss it. Despite the name, it wasn’t too “Cottage-y,” but the style was easy with great use of color. Lots of Lee upholstery, so of course that worked for me – I love them.
Domino, another fav, is back as a quarterly publication. In it’s reincarnation, it’s part shopping website with a little decorating thrown in.
Some of the people associated with the original Domino magazine have an online mag called Lonny. I like it, but I forget about it. Sometimes with all I ‘have’ to do online I don’t love more of it.
But in the last year of so, I’ve found a new printed love.
Each issue features only a home or project or 2, but I love every single one. This month’s issue showcased a home in Buckhead designed by architect Peter Block & furnished by designer Joel Kelly.
Lime-washed brick, and a perfect combination of English & American. To quote Rachel Zoe, “I die.”
Gorgeous mix of materials, with such inviting style. I love the curve of the window juxtaposed with the steel.
The steel window design is carried into the kitchen eating area. Seriously, everything here makes me swoon. I love a bench at a dining table, & this one is perfection – a great look, & perfect size with the unexpected bistro chair. And I love the lamps on the console. Pretty painted cabinets as well.
Great detail in the built-ins on either side of the hood, & the pretty high gloss glaze subway tiles add the perfect element with the pretty wash on the cabinets.
The beams add such warmth to the dining room. I am crazy for this oversized buffet with the wonderful art above it.
Most of the walls are plaster, which makes for such lovely color. This spindle style chair – I don’t know it’s proper name – is one of my favorites. I like it that they used a shot of color in here, & on that chair – it fits. And again the creativity in mixing in the iron console.
The guest room is tucked into a corner of the house, which makes for a great architectural element in the room. I wish I could see all the linens, but I love the windowpane plaid on the Euro shams, & the pretty embroidered throw pillows. The detail on the skirted bedside tables is so cute, & they soften all the iron of the bed.
Holy cow, what a fabulous backyard before you even get to the gorgeous pool & incredible landscaping.
The master bedroom looks out over that beautiful pool. Between that & every gorgeous thing in this room, this is my pick for favorite space.
The library was designed around a big map of London. It’s nice that Kelly used some darker colors here, but still stayed in the color palette of the rest of the home.
Such a pretty combination in this garden spot of climbing ivy with manicured hedges around the fountain.
As I said, I just love every issue. I can’t bring myself to get rid of them, so they are all in a stack in my library. Because it’s just not the same if I can only see it online.