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Decor magazines, which in my definition includes Victoria as well as The English Home, are the hardest magazines to leave my home to be recycled because there is an abundance of inspiration, and I never know when I might need what that issue from five years ago offered in spades.
However, subscribing to every single magazine that catches my eye for decor is probably not the best idea (I do subscribe to a few – have a look here). An alternative choice that saves a bit of money and allows me to be more selective is to pick up issues that I know include homes or design ideas I want to keep for future reference. In such cases, I buy that one issue.
Veranda‘s July/August 2018 issue is just the sort of issue that will be purchased and kept as inspiration for ideas of my new home when I have the opportunity final purchase my forever sanctuary.
Why? Today’s Decor Inspiration home which is a fully restored Connecticut country cottage.
And it is a cottage. Small, petite and requiring the designers to be thoughtful about color choices as to not shrink the rooms, as well as furniture that is functional, but beckoning for days and nights of comfort.
I am hopeful the issue includes exterior images as well, but either way, check out the layout of the dining room above: the alcove of windows, the fireplace and the hardwoods. The use of white walls and white painted wood detail enlarges the living spaces throughout the home, and the clawfoot tub makes me long for my clawfoot tub which I placed in my former 1930s Normandy home. There are even more images to see and an introduction to the owners Michael DePerno and Andrew Fry (who are both interior designers) on Veranda’s profile piece, so be sure to hop over there if this home catches your eye as well.
Don’t you just love the pop of color offered by the Black-eyed Susans? Now that is something any of us can do today to zhush up our living space. Okay, I’ll let you peruse at your leisure. Enjoy the tour!
~purchase this single issue of July/August 2018, Veranda here~