From the Editors
There are some trends we are happy to relegate to the history books: bathroom carpeting, avocado-color appliances, glass-block windows. But there are many more we can’t wait to welcome for a second act. We’re fascinated by how trends from the past are reintroduced in fresh and unexpected ways. One of our favorite examples is the resurgence of florals as a romantic, colorful counterpoint to today’s popular monochromatic schemes. There’s something wonderfully nostalgic about these natureinspired designs, which bring decorative flourish to furniture, lighting, rugs, and dinnerware. When paired with high-contrast, geometric patterns, the results are even more breathtaking. We take a closer look in “Botanicals in Bloom,” page 6.
This issue, we also introduce you to talented designers who are changing the way we think about décor. In Texas, Janet
Gust illustrates her passion for mixing old-world forms with vivid patterns (“Modern Merger,” left and page 76); in Florida, Krista Watterworth Alterman puts art at the forefront of an airy, contemporary design (“Artistic Expression,” page 68); and in California, Kendall Wilkinson rewrites the rule book with her bold renovation of a 1902 home (“Welcome Home,” page 32).
Style is constantly evolving. We revel in the thrill of keeping up. Welcome to DŽcor.