Are you a trends person? Or are you drawn to the classics and tend not to vary your style?
Not surprisingly, I love seeing what’s new. In our look at this fall’s trends (page 28), I notice an evolution in some of the strong design directions that have recently taken root. We’re still seeing the curvy, organic shapes and earth tones that represent 1970s influences, but gone are macramé wall hangings. Now there’s a pared-back polish and sophistication that feels of the moment.
Although I love trends, I admire the traditional – yet fresh – design that Tommy Smythe is known for. Find out how he achieves his classic signature style in our interview (page 56) with this entertaining style maker.
Pick up more designer tips in our in-depth look at solving small-space challenges (page 36) and in the fabulous small bathroom (page 40) that truly feels big. We also feature two lofts and two condos in this issue. Jennifer Scott’s place (page 92) is a true loft with concrete and soaring ceilings, but you have to see how this art-filled space has been furnished with such originality and warmth.
I love it. Our second loft is a brilliant barn conversion (page 82) that pays homage to its rural setting but with a contemporary spirit. For a more downtown mood, we have two sophisticated condos (Suite Talk, page 72 , and High Style, page 60). I could move right into either of these and feel like I live in a boutique hotel! This issue is packed. I promise there’s something for everyone. I could go on about what I love, but better yet, just turn the pages and see what captures your heart.