The big reveal…


I am absolutely, positively in LOVE with the cover of the March 2010 Elle Decor.  I mean really, isn’t it a dream?!  The blue isn’t far off from the hue I selected for my very first apartment and the collage of artwork is absolute perfection.  I just adore the ticking stripe on the settee across from the tufted chair back and of course, the lavender ikat-esque throw pillow…  Okay, so I want it all.  My old boss and mentor, Shaun Jackson (an Elle Decor cover veteran), once told me the best way to truly assess a magazine layout was to take your finger and cover up the flowers.  If the room still looks striking minus the burst of fresh blooms then you’ve got yourself a winner.  Clearly, this room (designed by Nate Berkus and Anne Coyle) stands alone, therefore passing the test.  It hits newsstands on February 9th—until then, try your best not to drool.

22 comments on “The big reveal…

  1. Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita

    Hello! What a sumptuous room! So very lush! I really like the idea of covering up the flowers – I will be trying that out for sure… Thanks so much for coming by today … I love your page – so many great ideas here. I will definitely be back.

  2. pve

    I have always wanted a blue or navy blue room. Love the look and all the lovelies there. I cannot wait til Feb to pick that up!

  3. Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll

    This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing. I feel like I’ve been out of touch darling. It’s been a crazy week with all kinds of new projects popping. I hope you’re having a good week. I’m going to e-mail you later with a question. Have a great night.

  4. Brandi

    I covered up the flowers and yes, I am in love. Am I swayed by the blue? Possibly. But that’s okay because lots of blue or no, it’s still fabulous. I just had this moment like “Why in the world have I not been reading Elle Decor??” Oh, yes, yes, that will change.

  5. Lindsay

    I want to live in that room! I wish they had Elle Decor over here (for under $20)- I think this is one of those instances where I will have to ask my mom to pick this issue up for me!

  6. Habitually Chic

    Looks like we both got a message from the same birdie! I just posted the cover this morning because it’s the most beautiful room I’ve seen in a while. I am loving the blue and am already brainstorming where I can add it to one of my projects!

  7. the NEO-traditionalist Post author

    Lindsay — I remember this dilemma! I bought so many magazines in Switzerland it was really unhealthy. At one point my then boyfriend forced me to count them all and add up how much I’d spent—let’s just say it wasn’t pretty.

  8. Haydee

    I couldn’t agree with you more. It’s funny because until recently I was not a fan of blue. But I can’t seem to get enough of it now. This room is great and I love the “rule of thumb (finger;)” from Shaun. Can’t wait to get my hands on this one!

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