Monday, March 19, 2012

VERANDA AT 25

Photos courtesy of Veranda
Veranda Magazine recently turned 25. To celebrate the occasion, they threw a fantastic cocktail party at The Four Seasons Restaurant. Designers flew in from far and wide for the festivities, and it was great to see such a strong turn out to support two class acts, founder Lisa Newsom and Editor in Chief, Dara Caponigro. From the graceful photography to thick paper stock, you can count on Veranda to provide an endless cache of elegant, aspirational and worldly interiors. The current issue of the magazine takes a look at 25 inspired interiors that have filled the pages over the past twenty-odd years, and here are some perennial favorites.

Axel Vervoordt's old world elegance
"A curatorial eye brings together objects of rare beauty—a Guatemalan silver chandelier, French faience, Ming china, a Louis XV corner cabinet—in a cultured, cultivated display."

Miles Redd to the max
"How does something so spare seem so full of life? A minimum of elements delivers a maximum of theatricality with the use of lipstick-worthy shades and buoyant, snappy graphics."

Mary McDonald's color creative
"An expansive room with Anglo-Indian undertones achieves cohesion with the repetition of a single fabric, embellished with different trim treatments for variation and hints of sparkle."

A blissful blue and white Kelli Ford and Kirsten Fitzgibbons interior
"Ikats, arabesques, chevrons, and stripes—this paean to pattern matches grand architecture with a bold scale and unifies it all through tint and tone."

A transporting David Easton Interior
"An exotic moment from a known authority on English and American decoration. The space dramatically comes together from an unerring sense for pattern, color, and light."

Carolyne Roehm's blue and white escape
"A collection of blue-and-white porcelain becomes the inspiration for an entire room—and a lesson in how basic components can create stylish interiors with a personalized point of view."

Written by Mario Lopez-Cordero

3 comments:

Ridgely's Radar said...

Beautiful rooms!

penelopebianchi said...

Great post!! Thank you!

HipSwap said...

Miles Redd gets my vote but all of this is just great!