VERANDA is a forum for the very best in living well. Always gracious, and never pretentious, we keep readers abreast of the finest in design, decorating, luxury travel, and more, inspiring them with beauty and elegance. VERANDA is both an ideas showcase and a deeply pleasurable escape, a place where homes feel as good as they look.
JUMP-START SPRING • At last! The promise of warmer days ahead is enough to make us giddy. This issue’s lush rooms, bountiful blooms, and pretty new things whet our appetite for stylish, timeless design ideas that will flourish in every season—check out our guide to sunny days on page 51.
the view from veranda • One of the greatest joys of decorating is curating an aesthetic vision for your home that’s as personal as you are.
IN FULL BLOOM • With her discerning antiques shop, Fleur, former Chanel exec Barbara Cirkva Schumacher applies a stylish eye to garden design.
BRIGHT THINGS • Mirroring the splendor of the garden, jeweled bees, beetles, and butterflies make the best baubles.
THE JOY OF SPRING • From cult-favorite flowers to leaf-festooned wallpapers, from chic teak furniture to the best plein air painting workshops, here’s a primer for stylish indoor-outdoor living to make the most of the sunny season ahead.
SEASON’S BOUNTY • Spring means an abundance of color, blooms, and friends at event designer Keith Robinson’s Georgia farm.
Self-Portrait • DESIGNER COLETTE VAN DEN THILLART’S RULEBREAKING TORONTO HOUSE IS FILLED WITH COLOR, WIT, AND WHIMSY—A REFLECTION OF HER FEARLESS PERSONALITY, INIMITABLE STYLE, AND KEEN EYE.
LIGHT AS AIR • After 30 years in the same home, a New York couple call on Jim Howard to exchange dark and formal rooms for radiant new spaces that exude sophistication and style.
BALANCING ACT • ASHLEY WHITTAKER COMBINES A RIOTOUS ARRAY OF COLOR, TEXTURE, AND PATTERN INTO A STYLISH AND SURPRISINGLY TRANQUIL HOME BASE FOR A YOUNG FAMILY ON MANHATTAN’S UPPER EAST SIDE.
Height of Style • IN A 1960s HIGH-RISE IN ATLANTA, JOHN OETGEN AND JOHN LINEWEAVER FRAME WORLD-CLASS ART AND COLLECTIONS AGAINST A PLAYFULLY UNCONVENTIONAL—AND EXUBERANT—BACKDROP.
PICTURE PERFECT • Snapshots from Oetgen and Lineweaver’s travels reflect the curiosity that inspires both their personal endeavors and professional pursuits.
A NEW TUNE • James Huniford’s transformation of an 1850s country home outside Nashville for a music executive and his family hits all the right notes.
Perfect Settings • AT HER FAMILY’S STORIED NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ESTATE, JULIA BERGER SETS THE TABLE WITH HER HEIRLOOM-QUALITY COLLECTION OF ENTERTAINING ESSENTIALS.
SUNSHINE STATE • With trompe l’oeil murals and an eclectic mix of treasures, a 1926 Mediterranean Revival home in Florida combines classicism with a nod to the new.
A FINE MATCH • From stemware to objets, here are stand-ins for this issue’s best finds.
THE VERANDA SOURCEBOOK • Information on featured products and firms
PEACOCK HUES • The brightest bird in the coop inspires a dazzling color combination perfect for welcoming the thaw.