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The New Veranda Magazine

March 21, 2011 by admin

Have you read Veranda Magazine lately?  You should.

Design by James Michael Howard; Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna, Veranda April 2011

Recently refreshed by new Editor-in-Chief, Dara Caponigro, Veranda is transforming into a magazine full of beautiful, elegant homes (which it always was) full of  soul.  Dara, you might remember was a big part of the dearly departed Domino magazine, which was bold and vibrant.  It seems that she has brought just enough of this spark to revive Veranda and make it new again.

Design by James Michael Howard; Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna; Veranda April 2011

How gorgeous is this dramatic, symmetrical entrance hall?  It’s certainly grand, but I love the play of textures and neutral tones which bring the formality down a notch and make the space sing.  Also, that pottery?  Check!

Design by Frank Babb Randolph; Photography by Max Kim-Bee; Veranda April 2011

This dining room is great because of 1.  A round skirted table, a personal fav and 2. The coral/apricot hues which are so on trend and also very flattering especially by candlelight.  The pale green hydrangeas next to the drapes make this shot.

Design by David Kleinberg; Photography by Simon Upton; Veranda April 2011

Design by David Kleinberg; Photography by Simon Upton; Veranda April 2011

Totally in love with the pale blue of these walls.  Proof positive that with a great architectural foundation, you go do anything.

Design by Peggy Stone; Photography by Peter Vitale; Veranda April 2011

Desgin by Peggy Stone; Photography by Peter Vitale; Veranda April 2011

This last house was full of French antiques but I love how relaxed and comfortable it feels.  The dining room is nice because of that beautiful tablescape all full of loose white flowers, blue and white porcelain and a fern.  The library/den looks like a totally comfortable room to cozy up with a good book – or Veranda Magazine!

If you love classic, traditional interiors, this may be a new inspiration source for you.  The homes featured are certainly high end, but it’s not about glitz and glamour and you can learn so much about colour and decorative motifs and the art of layering from its pages.  Sometimes it’s nice to just pour over a magazine and be carried away into a fantasy of gracious living.


1 Comment »

  1. lisa says:

    Hi, I would love to know what colour paint is on the walls in the April issue of Veranda Magazine. I have looked all over and cannot find it. Its such a pretty color some type of blue.
    It ws not mentioned in the issue itself.

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