According to me, here are the issue's 10 most memorable moments (where I responded internally with a "XOXO", "WANT", or "WTF"):
1. Page 30
WANT the Ethan Allen Quincy Bed in a color( caption reads "now in more than 15 bold colors and finishes" but the EA website does not reflect this exciting color spectrum)
2. Page 3
WTF/XOXO that Mario Buatta carries around a toy cockroach named Harold in his pocket. Buatta says, "I get a kick out of dropping him onto the table at a restaurant."
3. Page 56
WTF -- that little pot of Sisley Global Anti Age is really $475!?! (I simply can't afford to not age!)
Image from HouseBeautiful.com4. Page p.66 -
WANT Genevieve Gorder's green and white funky kilim-ish flat-woven wool rug for Capel.
5. Page 68
XOXO using the House Beautiful iPhone app and did it a lot in this issue including taking the video tour of Kathryn Ireland's house. Kathryn's very good on camera and I am impressed that she makes breakfast for her boys. I also love her comment, "I love not sharing a bedroom -- it's the secret of all successful marriages."
Hooker Furniture ad, left (as seen in House Beautiful); Page from Resto catalogue, right.
6. The ad after p.80
WTF - more fascination with colorless castle style a la Resto.
7. Page 97, #3
XOXO that rug-turned-curtain!!!
XOXO that simple vibrant delicious green in a rather stark space!!!!
WANT to travel with One King's Lane's Susan Feldman. Loved seeing all the different designers shopping all over the world.
Image from HouseBeautiful.com10. Page 118 -
XOXO the vintage Bahamas-themed art and the way Amanda Linthrop displays it.