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Editors’ BOOKSHELF • FOUR TITLES ON OUR READING LIST THIS SEASON
A World of COLOR • THIS JUST IN: A MAD, MAGNIFICENT RUSH TO OPTIMISTIC SHADES FROM EVERY ERA. AND IT’S ONLY THE BEGINNING.
Bloomsbury, Reborn • Like an existential antidote, the exuberant freehand ideals of London’s famed creative troupe return in a crush of swirls and sunbursts, half-moons and riotous hues.
High-Drama Headboards • Colors are stronger and designs bolder, says English designer Kit Kemp of the recent shift toward tall, lyrical forms and richly detailed fabrics. Here, six ways to command the room
STRIKE UP THE BANDS • From sky blue to poppy pink, a rainbow of tony leather straps in the latest timepieces syncs with summer’s dressed-down, everyday elegance.
THE GREAT LINEN DEBATE • The chicest matchup since Chanel and Schiaparelli: mad color versus light-as-air linen. Here, two star event planners weigh in on the perfect table dressing
Tantalizing Tilework • Designers are turning up the heat on hand-painted tile traditions (think Ravenna, Italy’s mosaics, the Riviera’s sun-washed blues) and applying the mystical geometrics to everything from textiles to tableware.
Lavender Romance • As intoxicating as a summer jaunt to the French countryside, the power pastel flourishes in new ceramics and textiles with fresh hits of green.
SWAG, Gather, BILLOW, Flounce • FROM PLEATED TAILS TO TENT FLAPS, LAVISH CURTAINS WITH COUTURE TRIMMINGS MAKE A RED-CARPET RETURN—WITH ALL THE POMP OF THEIR PREDECESSORS.
PELMETS on Parade • And a strut of wild valances. Here, seven crowning achievements in contemporary curtain majesty
THE FULL REGALIA • Workhorse hardware and trimmings behind the most well-dressed windows
The Fancier, the Better • Four top decorators offer a glimpse at how coveted, over-the-top curtain styles play out in today’s interiors. (Hint: This is no place for minimalism.)
Is Atmosphere Everything? • Veranda columnist Charlotte Moss unlocks the enduring genius of Annette de la Renta’s Connecticut country bedroom.
How Thank-You Notes Launched My Career • Markham Roberts on the real reason he landed the Ford sisters’ New York City apartments
A Carnivalesque BLACK & WHITE BASH • The enigmatic masquerade ball goes extravagantly au courant—with all the flourish of its 1960s muse.
An Ottoman-Inspired TENTED DINNER • Early Turks created tented cities sheathed in opulent fabrics. Centuries later, a canopied feast becomes an intimate cross-continental journey.
A Mind-Bending SURREALIST SOIREE • Alt-reality pioneer Salvador Dalí harnessed the power of a high-flying dreamscape—boundless, brave, and irresistible as an evening affair.
Designing Her Own Destiny • Interior designer Quintel Gwinn reconnects with friend and mentor Joy Moyler on entrepreneurship, the power of urban planning, and why the future of design depends on community engagement.
Fantastic Flyers • Answering a sparkling, centuries-old call of the wild, top jewelry houses turn scales, feathers, and hides into magnificent mosaics and glistening reliefs—and even a crocodile’s bite into a tantalizing proposal.
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