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.
PEACE & JOY • Whether you take a maximalist or minimalist approach to holiday decorating—we’ve got both covered in this issue—or eschew the festivities altogether (that’s fine, too!), we hope this season brings you and yours moments for quiet reflection and opportunities to just be.
the view from veranda • After a whirlwind yearlong wanderlust tour, we’ve landed back home again, just in time for the holidays. The spirit of the winter season glows on these pages.
THE CURATOR • With her website and bridal registry focused on artisanal makers, Annabelle Moehlmann is reimagining the art of the table.
SHOPS THAT SHINE • We surveyed independent jewelers around the country to find the best boutiques that combine locally minded service with the finest global brands—just in time for the gift-giving season.
INTO THE WOODS • Lush new fabrics mimic patterns of verdure tapestry to bring the leafy look of a forest indoors.
PLUSH LIFE • Velvet is back in a big way, lending a luxe look to an array of stylish new goods.
OBJECT LESSONS • Intimate workshops led by Alidad amid the splendor of his London home are a sensory education.
THE V LIST • Our distillation of fine new products that are both pretty and practical—and oh-so-Veranda.
THE POLYMATH • In his new book, designer Kerry Joyce reveals how a discerning approach links a stunningly prolific range of architecture and interiors.
STELLAR SETTINGS • The holidays are prime time for entertaining, so celebrate with tables that pull out all the stops for a truly joyful party season.
’TIS THE SEASON • Our year-in-review gift guide puts a topical spin on our annual roundup, using the biggest cultural events of 2018 as a jumping-off point for inspiring and inventive goods fit for everyone on your list.
Free Rein • PRO GOLFER GREG NORMAN AND HIS DESIGNER WIFE, KIRSTEN, UNLEASH THEIR LOVE OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS AT THEIR HIGH-STYLE, LOW-KEY COLORADO RANCH.
A Sense of Place • When her granddaughters visit from New York, Los Angeles–based designer Suzanne Rheinstein hosts a holiday gathering inspired by her Southern heritage.
Master of Ceremonies • ANTONY TODD IS LEGENDARY FOR THE SPECTACULAR SOIREES HE ORCHESTRATES FOR OTHERS. BUT AT HOME, THE INTREPID TASTEMAKER TAKES A LESS-IS-MORE APPROACH TO HOLIDAY HOSPITALITY.
LIGHT YEARS • A RENOVATION TWO DECADES IN THE MAKING FOR A LIFELONG FRIEND BRINGS BRIGHTNESS AND HIGH STYLE TO AN 1850 FARMHOUSE DESIGNED BY RICHARD KEITH LANGHAM.
Federal Reserve • IN HIS WASHINGTON, D.C., TOWNHOUSE, DESIGNER DARRYL CARTER TAKES AN UNDERSTATED APPROACH TO HOLIDAY DECORATING WHILE WELCOMING FRIENDS WITH A WARM EMBRACE.
In Good Cheer • A HOLIDAY VISIT TO CHRISTOPHER SPITZMILLER’S CLOVE BROOK FARM IN THE HUDSON VALLEY IS A MASTER CLASS IN THE ART OF ENTERTAINING.
THE VERANDA SOURCEBOOK • Information on featured products and firms
CHALET CHIC • A new take on alpine style marries rich hues like loden and chestnut with freshened patterns and motifs to channel a charming mountaintop allure.
The Silk Road • EHRMAN NEEDLEPOINT KITS