ASIAN ATTITUDE -- Pages 40 & 70
Movies do more than entertain. The most glamorously outfitted ones can, literally, change the way we live. So, it's no surprise that Rob Marshall's Memoirs of a Geisha has spun the design compass to the Far East. Whether the references are to the demimonde on the 1930s Kyoto hostesses or the pavilion of an 18th-century Manchu mandarin, Traditional Home shows the wide-range of products and accessories that prove East is meeting West once again.
ANIMAL KINGDOM -- Page 87
We may love our cats and dogs, but we don't always know how to live with them. Animal shelters around the country are filled with cuddly critters that couldn't resist chewing shapely sofa legs or scratching nubby-covered chairs. Traditional Home and pet lover, author and designer Julia Szabo share all their secrets for pet-friendly - and resistant - decorating.
SEEING RED -- Pages 72 & 94
In honor of Heart Disease Awareness month and Valentine's Day, Traditional Home features fashion, furniture and designs in that vibrant color close to a woman's heart - red! Adrenaline-rush red turns heads and commands attention. Check out our motorized leather recliner, walnut chest with mother-of-pearl and nickel knobs and nested tables, along with our showhomes in San Francisco and Hillsboro, infused with the fiery color.
SUNDAY NIGHT SUPPER WITH SUZANNE GOIN -- Page 156
Suzanne Goin, Traditional Home's master chef and owner of trendy Los Angeles restaurants Lucques and AOC, shares her version of a relaxed weekend meal that is an update on American classic comfort food. Her menu includes: Brined Pork Chops with Romesco Sauce, Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Spinach, Roasted Tomatoes with Herbs and Squash Gratin with Gruyere. Her new book, Sunday Night Suppers at Lucques, shares many more of Goin's favorite recipes.
STARRY, STARRY SIGHT: THE FLOWERING QUINCE -- Page 102
One of Vincent Van Gogh's more tranquil floral renderings shows a blossom-covered branch against a crystalline blue sky. This is a vivid portrait of the flowering quince - a wiry shrub that produces a greenish-yellow aromatic fruit, which can be used to make a delicious jelly. Traditional Home's Garden Editor discusses the different beauties in the flowering quince family.
The February/March 2006 issue of Traditional Home hits newsstands January 17th.