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October 2014

October 2014 Table of Contents


Safe and Serene | Manhattanites starting a family find refuge in a luminous home by North Carolina designer Bradshaw Orrell.

Lakeside Legacy A new Alabama home achieves old soul with Bobby McAlpine’s design, a tapestry of woods and texture. 

Layering on Romance | Designer Lynn von Kersting, long a reader fave, restores a California home with signature charm.   

Happy Together | Design (and marital) harmony look effortless in a new Seattle home for modern/classic architect Stuart Silk and his deeply traditional wife.  

Silver polish: furniture, accents, and wallcoverings

Anniversaries aplenty

Fab fall designer finds

Art Seen   
Chic antiques and jewelry that’s unique  

Designs to put a hex on you   

25 experts: what’s worth collecting now?

25 shade- and sun-loving silver plants

Departments - 25 Days of Giveaways

Great Gatherings - Sophisticated anniversary dinner: Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams   

Showhouse Tour - Our stunning Napa Valley Showhouse 

Celebrations Thomas Keller’s renowned Napa Valley restaurant, The French Laundry  

Artisan - Female silversmiths at the leading edge    

Tribute - Beloved designer Charles Faudree 

Kitchens - How designs have changed      

Travel - 25 of America’s best historic homes

I Am Traditional - Paula Wallace, co-founder of the Savannah College of Art and Design   

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