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.
MODERN VENETIAN BARWARE • WILLIAM YEOWARD’S SCULPTURAL CRYSTAL RAISES A GLASS TO A DECADENT ITALIAN CRAFT.
SHELL GAME • Tortoise detailing re-emerges as makers adapt the pretty mottled patterning to today’s pieces, demonstrating their mastery of the strong finish.
Kaleidoscopic Rocks • A burst of candy-colored gemstones signals joy in seize-the-day shades from rubellite to aquamarine.
Palladian Grandeur • The stately Greco-Roman legacy loosens its collar in cheeky, au courant riffs on temple-style detailing.
THE LIGHT BOTANIC
The Retro Lounge, Revisited • The latest trappings for verandas and terraces find kinship with iconic moments of leisure from decades past, a transcendent time hop worth settling into.
The Ultimate Master Class
For the Love of Nature • Three sumptuous new retreats that really take it outside
Library of Chic • Tailored, timeless, and quietly powerful: four new collections that shake up dapper, old-school style
EMERALD CITY • Optimistic greens regale today’s timepieces in alligator leather and satin, dashing dials, and even a dazzling tasseled necklace watch.
Liberated Florals • Like a mad rush out of winter, the season’s freshest blooms blanket the style spectrum, from wild graphics to ditsies, even a dashing return to the country.
MASTERPIECE THEATRE • A LOOK AT THE GARDEN’S CHIMERICAL SUPPORTING CAST, FROM SUNDIALS TO STATUARY, CLASSIC BENCHES TO BOX PLANTERS
BENCHMARK SEATING • The garden thrones that laid a foundation for quiet outdoor idyll and their modern adaptations
COLLECTIBLE CURIOSITIES • History holds as many tributes to the tended landscape as there are souls toiling in the dirt, with each antique turning Saturday strolls into layered hops into the past. Here, six antiques dealers share the intriguing discoveries earning prime placements in their shops and gardens.
COOL WATERS • Feats of aqua engineering that helped unlock the sensory power of pools and fountains, propelling them to prominence over time
Fine Geometry • Against the wild, unpredictable shapes of nature, familiar forms bring an air of strength and permanence to the garden.
Enchanted Willow • Centuries after its medieval heyday, the woody treillage rises in nimble arbors, fencing, and furniture.
SEND OUT THE CITRUS!
GALLERY of the GODS • The most almighty of lawn parties: six reigning figures of the glitzy garden circuit (and they wouldn’t think of arriving empty-handed)
Flights of FANTASY • On the eve of a major milestone, Clarence House EVP of Design and chief visionary Kazumi Yoshida spins a few yarns with Joy Moyler about 1980s New York, Paris’s avant-garde artists, and the stirring power of theater.
Luxury’s New Frontier • As top-tier fabric houses debut a crush of supple, sustainable textiles, the eco-friendly matrix is suddenly awash in decisions: low toxin or low waste, rapid renewal or splendidly slow fashion. Yet today’s sustainability isn’t an all-in-one solution but, rather, a spate of choices and an exciting era for master fabric makers.
Small Batch, Big Impact • Forgoing machinery and overproduction, global artisans take to traditional looms to build livable incomes, modern legacies for indigenous patterns, and renewed gusto for the slow art of handweaving.
Healthier Performance Fabrics
LEATHER, BUT BETTER