welcome to the second installment of best of the magazines. i really do love this column. what's more fun than relaxing and flipping through a fat stack of your most loved magazines in the name of work?
what follows is a round up for you of all my favorite spaces from the april design magazines.
architectural digest, april 2014
"get inspired" issue
(AD gets to go first, because they were the winner last month).
from "a private paradise," the hamptons gardens and conservatory of architect peter marino:
from the san fransisco home of ken fulk:
unbelievable views from the living room
guest room turned world's coolest walk-in closet, featuring vintage shoe-display cabinets.
from "natural order," landscape designer fernando caruncho's home office:
if you pick up the issue, 'play i-spy a lovely cobblestone courtyard' ("high impact"/ laura santos)- it was a favorite too, but alas, unpublished online.
dwell , april 2014
"the great outdoors" issue
dwell featured butterfly house by feldman architecture. the article isn't available online, but i found this picture at the architect's website:
i am a huge fan of modern design, but sadly, it often goes hand in hand with cold, univiting interiors. when i saw this home, and the way it seemlessly connects nature with the indoors, i was in love. inviting is precisely the word i'd use to describe it; a place where i would really like to snuggle up and chill. and can you believe that landscape?
elle decor, april 2014
"living with color" issue
from "the next chapter," the exterior of jemma kidd's hampshire estate:
from federico de vera's home in a renovated former train station:
the living room
portrait collection in the entry
a mix of styles and time periods in the dining room
a bemusing antique glass cabinet in the kitchen
from designer eric egan, the master bathroom of a 17th century italian farmhouse:
from traditional home, april 2014
"the color issue"
the exterior of the cotswold-inspired cottage home of dee jackson, nestled in the french countryside:
the living room from a lake forest, illinois, home by interior designer megan winters:
from house beautiful, april 2014
"fresh ideas for every room" issue
i loved every room of this rela gleason-designed sonoma, california, home:
this gorgeous living room is just the tip of the iceberg. check out the full tour here.
a classic black & white kitchen
and a bright and beautiful office nook
if there was a theme to be found this month, it would definitely be 'a beautiful setting.' each of these homes was nestled in among gorgeous scenery and breathtaking views. any one of them would be a welcome retreat from the bustle of city (or suburban!) streets.
did you have a favorite from the magazines this month? maybe one that i missed?