House Beautiful

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The House Beautiful reader is someone whose home is her bedrock. She is always improving it because the process - and result - delights her. Happiness in her home comes from easy luxury and highly personal style. Her home is a gift to share with family and friends.

House Beautiful

Q: Which underrated paint color are you obsessed with? • Paint instantly sets the mood in a room. Editorial Director Joanna Saltz asked creatives which overlooked colors they find irresistible right now, and hope to see used more often.

The Art of Living • Wallcoverings are truly transformative - especially when they feature room-altering murals. Their subjects are as varied as paintings in a museum: bright botanicals, far-flung landscapes, the interplay of light and darkness. But each one has the power to turn an ordinary room into a visual masterpiece. Many brands offer customizable options, so elements of the design can be changed, eliminated, and even fully rescaled to fit specific dimensions. As designer Andrew Howard points out, “A mural can really bring a room to life.”

A Painted Palate • Tablesetting is an art, and HB’s man-about-town, Robert Rufino, makes florals his muse.

Let’s Just Shop • Okay, so you’re not ready to cover the walls in over-the-top hues. These room-brightening finds will add a perfect amount of color in all the right places.

Class of 2023 • They have roots everywhere from Korea to Lebanon to Minneapolis, and training in fields including law, fashion design, and hotel management. But these 15 design stars on the rise share two things in common: a talent for telling stories through spaces and a guaranteed spot in tomorrow’s list of top designers.

Fantastic Voyage • Retooling a sea captain’s house to suit a modern family requires all sorts of clever reinvention.

ESCAPE ARTIST • To suit a glamorous couple, one Boston designer turned a simple condo into the crash pad of their dreams.

Out of the Box • Just outside the ordinary, there’s a whole new world of wallcoverings

A Family Homeсoming • Three grown siblings scoop up a 1900 Victorian in their hometown of Laurel, Mississippi, and tap (who else?) local celebs Ben and Erin Napier to help restore it.

On the Sunny Side of the Street • How to bring a storied San Francisco Victorian up to date for a young family? Embrace its surroundings.

The Big Chill • Bathed in cool blue, this Kansas City home gets warmth from rosy accents.

French Connection • A historic home in Montecito, California, gets a lift that honors its European roots.


Wild Palms • It’s tropical with a twist - and they’ll make your home feel like a holiday hideaway.