Friday, May 1, 2009

House Beautiful!


Since the sad demise of a number of my favorite shelter magazines, going to the mailbox is not as exciting as it once was, I'm usually met with an assortment of bills and no inspiration. Unless, it is a new month and with it a new House Beautiful issue. Today was such a day and while I haven't yet had a chance to read the June issue, I greedily combed through the pages for a quick glimpse and the contents did not disappoint. Not only is HB filling the deep gourge left behind by Domino, House and Garden, etc., they've seriously stepped up their game. House Beautiful...I love you!
The above home is featured in the latest issue and I went in search of it as soon as I spotted that great dining room. These shots do not do it justice, but they are all I could find until, hopefully, there is a slideshow on the magazine site. I love the eclectic mix. Check out the June HB issue for a hot centerfold of the deep blue-hued dining room. It's a little bit craftsmen, a little modern, and a whole lotta cool. Trust me on this one, get yourself a copy.
{images via owner/designer super talent- Kelly Van Patter}
*sorry for the giant paragraph! note to blogger: stop messing with my spacing!

8 comments:

Raina said...

Hmmm, not a fan of bowls of balls or antlers, but I do love the architecture especially the ceiling.

rightbank said...

I've been feeling the same way since Domino. I have been hearing good things about HB but wasn't totally convinced until now. If you recommend it, I think I'll have to give it a chance. A girl needs something to look forward to in her mailbox every month!

nkp said...

Yes, I seem to recall your strong distaste for balls, in bowls, that is. These are ostrich eggs, per the HB article. Do they still qualify? I must admit I do like round objet, in bowls and not and I have no idea why, but I like the antlers too. But it was the architecture that grabbed my attention here as well.

nkp said...

Hi rightbank. I think HB was the first shelter magazine I ever subscribed to. It was either that or House and Garden, sadly gone as well. I've been getting it for at least a decade now. It's no Domino, but it satisfies my design cravings and it has really stepped up its game in the last few years.

The photography is really good and the spreads are large with few captions and lots of photos. I particularly like the interview style/format they use, as well.

Anyway, I think you can get a subscription for about $10 for 12 issues. Not bad.

erin@designcrisis said...

I myself would like an antler chandelier... in gold methinks.

hello gorgeous said...

Antler heaven...

I've really loved HB since they changed to better paper. So it's been awhile.

But I'm a shelter mag junkie.

Raina said...

I love that HB is a paper snob.

nkp said...

HA, I thought I was the only crazy who noticed the quality of paper used by magazines! :0)