For those of you not immersed in the design world, did you realize there is a whole new category of design magazine out there? It has been a tough few years… no more Cottage Living, no more House & Garden, no more Southern Accents. Boy, do I miss them. Luckily, a new genre has cropped up to help fill the holes these favorites left behind.
I love getting my home magazines in the mail. I check the mail enthusiastically every day, hoping for a new home magazine. I get them all. The first to come is always the Architectural Digest, followed closely by Better Home & Gardens (I told you, I get them all!). I slow walk reading these, knowing it will be a few more days until Coastal Living shows up.
Luckily, we now have online magazines to fill the gap. You don’t have to wait for the mail to arrive anymore! While I miss lingering over the page when drinking a coffee or tearing out great ideas for my files, I still enjoy looking at the variety of pictures and stories from around the country.
Many of these magazines I would categorize as being a little more fashion forward or lifestyle skewed, than traditional magazines (other than Domino, which was one of the publications lost over the last couple of years). If you loved Domino, you will love the new Lonny Magazine.
Lonny Magazine is an upbeat lifestyle magazine that is accessible and punchy. The latest issue just launched on May 10th and is full of fun stories. My favorite showcases their office remodel. For those of you who think you can’t create a smashing workspace for a reasonable budget, there is a story in here for you.
Read the magazine: http://www.lonnymag.com/issues/28-may-june-2011-issue/pages/1
Find out more about this magazine and the company on their website:
When I ask my clients what their favorite magazine is, hands down it is Traditional Home. Traditional Home partnered with Lonny to produce a great online magazine: TradHome. This ‘special edition’ magazine features the classic, quality look you get with Traditional Home, only slightly younger in vibe (no fussy trim or swags in this issue). I highly recommend checking it out.
To read the magazine click here: http://www.lonnymag.com/issues/19-trad-home/pages/1
I really enjoyed the focus on ’20 New Traditional Designers’. Having lived in California, I was excited to see Bonesteel Trout Hall featured. I have been looking at their work for several years and love the light, fresh California look. I’ve also been admiring the work of Amy Morris in several issue of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine and it was great to see her recognized here. Her look is classic and elegant. Erika Powell, founder of Urban Grace is also highlighted. Her’s was one of the first two blogs I found about 2 years (?) ago (Cote de Texas was the other) and I’ve been a fan ever since. I love the coastal look and she accomplishes that while never looking themey or expected. Her style just has class. Never over the top or trendy, just impeccably put together. I hope you enjoy reading the magazine as much as I did.
If you love luxury and glam living, you will love High Gloss magazine. It is full of indulging eye candy.
Paloma Contreras, Editor in Chief, has made it her mission to pull together a catalog of environments that are modern, chic and, above all, glamorous. It has a unique style that really exemplifies living with panache!
Read it here: http://www.highglossmagazine.com/issues
Finally, Rue magazine is currently three issues young. They are very electic in style– a little vintage, a little natural, focused on any kind of entertaining and, my favorite part, being positive. It is too easy to be negative these days. It just feels good to be around communications which are focused on improving life, not putting down oneself or others.
You can read the latest issue of Rue Magazine by going here: http://www.ruemag.com/
I hope this blog post will provide you with hours of entertainment while you wait for the postman to arrive with your latest home magazines!