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.
FAR AND AWAY
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HEIRESS APPARENT • Second-generation hotelier Marie-Louise Sciò is reinventing her family’s fabled properties for a new era.
JET SET • Semiprecious stones from all over the globe star in subtly stylish and versatile pieces that also travel well.
STARS IN HER EYES • In an excerpt from her new memoir, Carolyne Roehm recalls her childhood wanderlust for the big city.
THE CRAFTSMAN • English architect Edwin Lutyens’s quirky, characterful houses are a paean to the handmade and a wonder to behold.
LIVE LIKE A QUEEN (FOR A NIGHT) • The Landmark Trust preserves historic estates in Europe (like Lutyens’s Goddards) by making them available as vacation rentals. Tallyho!
THE V LIST • A crop of pretty new things made by some of England’s top tastemakers are oh-so-Veranda.
BEST IN CLASS • Crib from our cheat sheet of the must-have pieces from the latest High Point furniture fair.
REQUIRED READING • Make room on the bookshelf and clear off the coffee table for the season’s most stylish, must-have design tomes.
RHAPSODY IN BLUE • Frida Kahlo’s vibrant Mexico City home is the setting for an artful flowerarranging class hosted by expert Ariella Chezar.
THE WONDER OF WANDERLUST • Whether you want to be inspired, press the reset button, or just have your mind blown, nothing quite does the trick like travel. In our first-ever celebration of hitting the road, we’ve tapped our favorite globe-trotters and scoured the field to find secret destinations, one-of-a-kind sources, and must-pack essentials to make your next trip ever so stylish—and one you won’t soon forget.
GOING THE DISTANCE • Near Tel Aviv, an entrepreneur calls on Texas designer Kevin Spearman to create an under stated, Tuscan-influenced estate for the ages.
THE NEW LOOK • WITH HER LATEST BOOK, ON CHRISTIAN DIOR’S DECORATING LEGACY, DESIGN HISTORIAN MAUREEN FOOTER GIVES US A PRIVATE TOUR OF HER COUTURE QUARTERS.
MAGNUM OPUS • Eschewing sweeping rooflines and idiosyncratic flourishes in favor of crisp lines, architect Bobby McAlpine’s new Atlanta home is a mindbending, style-defying tour de force.
Up in the Air • HIGH IN THE MOUNTAINS OF MALIBU, ABOVE THE CALIFORNIA COAST, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT SCOTT SHRADER CREATES A LUSH MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE OASIS FOR A HOTELIER COUPLE. SENIOR EDITOR MARIO LÓPEZ-CORDERO BREATHES IN THE ENCHANTMENT.
ISLAND QUEEN • FROM THE ABACO ISLANDS TO ANTIGUA, PALM BEACH TO BELIZE, INTERIOR DESIGNER AMANDA LINDROTH CASTS A SPELL OVER SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN PORTS OF CALL WITH HER STYLISH AND SPIRITED TAKE ON SEASIDE LIVING.
The Royal Treatment • Designer Juan Pablo Molyneux restores the grandeur of a château south of Paris—moat and all—turning it into a magical country retreat for himself and his wife, Pilar.
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SOUTH &WEST • Evoke the elemental beauty of arid climes with rough-hewn and textural objects wrought from leather, straw, metal, and clay.
VILLAVERDE • Custom lighting designed in London, crafted in Italy