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.
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Editor’s Bookshelf • FIVE NEW BOOKS ON FLOWERS INSPIRING US NOW
OBJECTS & ARTIFACTS
A Tisket, a Basket • The humble woven vessels arise in masterful new designs, beckoning us back to the garden and lending material beauty to interiors.
CREATURES of the LIGHT • Artist Liz Marsh and Wells Textiles debut a collection of decoupage lamps inspired by the wild, macabre wit of maverick decorator Rose Cumming.
MIDNIGHT in PARIS • An ultrafeminine parade of hushed pastels, sparkling flowers, and lacy metalwork signals a reprisal of the belle epoque’s sizzling cabaret style in the latest jewels.
EMBROIDERY by the BUNCH • NO SHRINKING VIOLETS HERE: THE LATEST TEXTILES BURST FORTH WITH OVERSCALE FLORAL PATTERNS, MASTERFUL STITCHING, AND VIBRANT PEAK-SEASON COLOR.
Radıant REVIVALS • Gather the collectors’ circle: Four timepiece classics return in warmed-up metals, modern finishes, and enviable new forms.
ART & CRAFT
Spring ETERNAL • Four artisans immortalize the natural mystique of flowers with blooms made from paper, plaster, clay, and intricate appliqué.
FLOWER HOUR • In an horological triumph of automaton, Van Cleef & Arpels unveils a precious symphony of flora in bloom.
Ikebana UNBOUND • Call them the New Impressionists: Modern artists eschew ancient rules of the Eastern floral craft, creating soulful stories one stem at a time.
FLOWERS & GARDENS
RETURN to ROMANCE • From a meadow wonderland in southeastern England to an urban sanctuary in Charleston, the winners of our annual garden awards reimagine idylls and traditions past with thoughtful, innovative ways forward.
Ultimate Secret Garden • While restoring an ancient Spanish estate, a landscape designer unearths an enchanting road map to its former splendor.
Most Poetic Revival • On the crest of Authors Ridge in Massachusetts, a garden restoration allows the architecture of a historic American home to shine.
Parterre Perfection • From a blank canvas, a preservationist revives formal French hedging in the spirit of his 18th-century Charleston, South Carolina, home.
Most Ingeniously Wild • An English gardener untames an old horse pasture, creating a biodiverse habitat for field animals, fruit trees, and North American grasses.
Best Perennial Parade • At an Italianate estate in Southeast England, historic borders become an enchanting avenue of contemporary color and texture.
Couturiers in BLOOM
The Orchid Affair • At Charlotte’s Duke Mansion, fine craft dealer Ruth Runberg toasts her spring accessories show with a dinner starring the tall, graceful tropicals (the rarer, the better).
ARCHITECTURE & DECORATION
RENAISSANCE in the PINK • In Atlanta, Philip Trammell Shutze’s famed Pink Palace returns to glory with a careful reclaiming of the architect’s Venetian chapel–inspired vision.
SIX and the CITY • FOR A FAMILY WITH FOUR YOUNG CHILDREN, AN UPPER EAST SIDE TOWNHOUSE STIRS TO LIFE WITH GLOSSY COLOR, ELECTRIFYING ART, AND PLENTY OF URBAN ENERGY.
To TEXAS, with GUSTO • A 1920s Tudor in Houston designed by Charlotte Moss imparts lessons in scale, self-expression, and gracious Southern refinement.
Worlds Away • Resort-inspired retreats abound...