House Beautiful's December 2016 issue seems to align with the latest Elle Decor and Veranda in focusing on richly colored traditional interiors adorned by gorgeous oriental rugs. The rugs this time are in gold, green and red and create just the right atmosphere in Charlotte Moss's Manhattan townhouse and in the "reclaimed barn" look of the sophisticated year round getaway in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains designed by architect James Carter and interior designer Jane Hawkins Hoke. I hope you enjoy House Beautiful's five best interiors in December 2016.
Elle Decor's December 2016 issue seems to be predicting a return to richly colored traditional interiors with gorgeous Aubusson rugs as in the 17th-century Manor House in England designed by Laura Ingrams for a young Baron and his family. This trend is carried through to a magical alpine getaway in St. Moritz, Switzerland by Studio Peregalli. Contemporary design is becoming more luxurious as in the Lee Mindel designed Palm Beach oceanfront. I hope you enjoy my pick of Elle Decor's five best in December.
My picks for the five best rooms with designer rugs in Veranda's November 2016 issue include Ann and Gordon Getty's Chinoiserie themed dining room and their Russian Ballet inspired music room in their Pacific Palisades, San Francisco mansion. I was exhilarated by Richard Hallberg's fresh take on a mountain retreat in Aspen and Anthony Baratta's Utah very different view of a ski lodge which he infused with bold quilt and plaid patterns. Finally we remember Atlanta Garden legend Ryan Gainey and his take on Napoleonic style. I hope you enjoy the magnificent variety.