Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Veranda April 2011 - Grand Slam Home Run!

Dara Caponigro and her staff hit it out of the park with the April issue of Veranda! This issue is a top-notch stand out, replete from cover-to-cover with beautifully executed and inspirational design. Above is the foyer of a Florida home designed by James Michael Howard in collaboration with homeowners Robert and Sallie Ann Hart. I just received my issue last night and have already spent an inordinate amount of time drinking in every detail of these faux bois walls and limed wood pieces. (photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna)
DC designer Frank Babb Randolph transformed a Georgetown home into a refined, light-filled space that showcases the paintings of owner Robert Rea, whose work is carried by Susan Calloway Fine Art. Perfectly placed splashes of color throughout the home create a beautiful balance of energy and calm. I love the styling of this table - gorgeous! (Photography by Max Kim-Bee, styling by Olga Naiman)

Designer Roberto Bergero's Parisian pied-a-terre masterfully showcases color blocking that is classic, balanced and vibrant all at the same time. Every image in this spread is stunning. (Photography by Rene Stoeltie)
Just one more - a classic library designed by Peggy Stone with formal furnishings that still create a lived in, comfortable feel. Notice the subtle and interesting detail in the drapes - she trimmed them in a slightly different shade of gray. (Photography by Peter Vitale)

I haven't been this excited about an issue of a shelter magazine in a long time.
Thank you, thank you Veranda!

34 comments:

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

They keep getting better, Michele. Loved this issue.
Teresa
xoxo

ArchitectDesign™ said...

yes, me too! I got it in the mail yesterday but didnt' start to flip through it until I was in bed -needless to say I was up late and then couldn't sleep I was so excited! LOL I just kept flipping through it over and over! First AD and now Veranda!

Karena said...

Michele yay for Veranda, this will be an important issue to keep!!

I want the table in the 1st image!!

Last day ...Come and enter my giveaway for bath & body!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow this is lovely. I live in a farmhouse...but oh how I drool over the new gray and beige colors that are so soothing and popular. Love the photos you tickled our fancy with.
Blessings,
Debbie

Stitchfork said...

Love the drapes with the shades of gray in the last photo!
xo Cathy

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Grand slam....Yep!

Lovely images. I never remember to remember them. Hmm.

Squeak said...

I haven't seen the current issue of Veranda yet, but I was just thinking last night about how wonderful Veranda is. And with Margaret Russell at the helm of AD, it's become a magazine worth buying once again. Elle Decor is kind of hit and miss these days. And poor old House Beautiful ... well, if it doesn't improve soon, I won't be buying it.

Windlost said...

I agree. I bought it yesterday at the supermarket and was gobsmacked at how gorgeous it was. Half way through the Jim Howard spread I was like "this looks like Suzanne Kasler" and flipped back to see it was Jim. Two of my favorite designers, so I got mixed up! I loved the other houses too. That library you showed is stunning. I stared at it for about 20 minutes last night in bed (gee, that sounds pathetic).
Since House Beautiful has been so unreliable (and weird, for lack of a better word) lately, it is nice to see a clean, stylish, gorgeous, pitch-perfect shelter issue...
xo Terri

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Each room is so different but equally beautiful. I will definately add Veranda back on to my reading list. Just can't decide on a favorite here! XO

Chelsey said...

I completely agree! This issue was one of my very favorites!

JWC said...

LOVE the center table in the photograph of the foyer... this issue is exceptional. I was worried about Veranda for a while, but they're definitely back on track.

tdclassicist said...

And don't miss the Park Avenue apartment decorated by my fellow Parish-Hadley alum, David Kleinberg. __ The Devoted Classicist

designchic said...

The Florida home's foyer...perfection!!

Ryland Woodard said...

I was so excited to actually want to pick it up several times - that has not happened in a long time!

A.J.Barnes said...

Maybe I need to renew my subscription. That dining room is my favorite - especially those chairs.

www.ajbarnesonline.blogspot.com

Hill Country House Girl said...

Don't you just love getting a great issue? I could feel your excitement as I read your post!

Love that first image- especially the faux bois walls and those mirrors.....to die for!

Thanks for your comment, Michele. Maybe you can come to the antique shows in the fall! Take care. Ann

Hill Country House Girl said...

Don't you just love getting a great issue? I could feel your excitement as I read your post!

Love that first image- especially the faux bois walls and those mirrors.....to die for!

Thanks for your comment, Michele. Maybe you can come to the antique shows in the fall! Take care. Ann

Fauxology said...

Wow! Spectacularly gorgeous - every single pic. Thank yo!

The Down East Dilettante said...

This post sent me straight to the nearest newstand. I expect to be up half the night taking it all in---Satan!

First House on the Right said...

I just LOVE grey! The last image is perfect. I have saved it on file for when I do a living room makeover next year!

Mimi said...

I am with Nicole, I just love grey. Mimi x

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Oh, the Georgetown home is speaking to me! Love the light and the painting. I need to find a copy of this magazine asap! Janell

Party Resources said...

This is one of my favorite shelter mags too! Love it!

Lila said...

All great images. I love the black lamp in the second image. Kind of chunky but, elegant at the same time!
xoxo
Lila Ferraro

Inspirational Sketchbook said...

I've not picked my copy up yet. Wow, now I will!

Leah Moss said...

Sold! I love the new look!!!

hautelamps said...

Hi there
I'm eyeballing the center pillow on the sofa in the last photo..........Nice!
Best.........Kathi

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

Beautiful projects, especially that library. I loved this issue!

quintessence said...

I think we're all in agreement - just FABULOUS!!! I hope she is on a roll that continues!!

Dovecote Decor said...

The sofa in the last picture is gorgeous. I'm going to have to trudge out to my mailbox in the drizzle and see if I can find who made it. I posted about the Howard's knock out "shop" in Charlotte last July. It is unbelievable.
Best,
Liz

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Michele,
Just wanted to let you know that I have chosen you as one of my stylish bloggers for the Stylish Blogger Award! Please visit my blog to see the post ☺.
Teresa
xoxo

pretty pink tulips said...

Completely agree!!!! I couldn't just read through it once. I agree with Karena...this is an issue to KEEP!

xo Elizabeth

The Glam Lamb said...

just literally finished this issue, loved the Robert Rea art!!
Best,
Hallie
http://glamlamb.com

maison21 said...

i love how it was totally in keeping with the classic veranda vision, yet also updated and fresh. i've never subscribed because veranda just wasn't my thing, but i might have to now.

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