Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Charlotte Moss, Chinoiserie & Christmas


I can't wait to receive my December issue of Elle Decor to see the article on the new Aspen home of Charlotte Moss. Her book Winter House is a favorite of mine. Is there a valid reason why magazines are always on the newsstands days before subscribers receive them? Given the demise of shelter magazines with the announcement yesterday of Metropolitan Home, maybe we should all have subscriptions to Elle Decor and House Beautiful, and also buy second copies at the newsstand just to help out their numbers. Look at the gorgeous photo above-I'm sure this piece will include three of my favorite things-Charlotte Moss, Chinoiserie, and elegant ideas on decorating your home for the winter/holidays/Christmas. I am literally chomping at the bit to start my posts on Chinoiserie Christmas decorating and gift ideas. Well, do your duty and subscribe to and/or buy at the newsstand this and every issue of Elle Decor and House Beautiful. While I am saddened intellectually by the closing of Metropolitan Home, I can live without it. Elle Decor and House Beautiful I can't.

22 comments:

Lylah Ledner said...

Just that pic makes me want to run to the new stand. Her design is intriguing and lovely. Great post. Elle....here I come....

xoxo lylah

home before dark said...

I have joined the support group for these two magazines. It will be a sad day, indeed, if we fail. And let me wish you a most early, but most beautiful, Chinoiserie Christmas. Having that excitement of bit chomping keeps us young!

(IN)DECOROUS TASTE said...

Holy cow, I can't believe ANOTHER one bites the dust. Wasn't so much a fan of Met Home, but still. The shelter mag section of the book store is becoming scant, indeed. I was devastated when House & Garden went under, I would WEEP if World of Interiors folded. I only read HB and Elle Decor occasionally, but you're right, we should probably all be subscribing!!

PS I ADORE the new layout of your site. This pink color is making me happy just looking at it!!!

Averill said...

I agree that of the big 3, Met Home was my least favorite. Occassionally they had an article or feature that I adored, but generally it was just too modern/stark for my tastes.

That said, if HB and ED go down, I don't know what I'll do. It's going to start getting REALLY hard to find blogging inspiration, new designers, etc. without shelter mags.

Another thing...why aren't some of these defunct mags taking their content online? I think that would've been particularly successful with domino, which had a lively website and younger audience.

Kitty said...

oooh! i like your new site design! i know chinoiserie featuring primates is called singerie; what do we call that which presents fanciful elephants? love it!

lady jicky said...

To buy US magazines here they are double the price so I have to be careful .... I let myself buy Traditional Home . Mind you, I might just get that Elle !!
I love that photo but.... its a week of high 30c's here and that lovely red in my heat would just be too much! LOL

Cristin said...

Love Charlotte Moss too - can't wait to see her Aspen home - sure it is TDF!

Also, I am giving away a Charlotte Moss book, A Flair for Living this week on my blog.

xo,
cristin @ simplified bee

Cristin said...

BTW, I love your new blog look. The elephants are adorable, Greek key and the hot pink - very nice.

You have been added to my blogroll too.

xo,
cristin

Cote de Texas said...

the house is gorgeous- well that room is to die for. i'm not as crazy about the dining room though. but that living room makes up for it! haha!!! i cant wait until you see it!

DoxaHome.com said...

We mustn't forget about Veranda either...its really unbelievable how many GREAT magazines have folded in the past two to three years (I mean, House and Garden....really?????) I am actually beginning to resent less desirable magazines for even existing, lol. While nothing can compare to actual print between your fingers, it will be interesting to see how the industry evolves.

Style Redux 2 said...

Lylah-I'm sure it will be fabulous!

Style Redux 2 said...

Home Before Dark-Thanks for the early Christmas greeting. I have lots of fun posts up my sleeve. I've also decided to give magazine gift subscriptions this year of my favorite shelter magazines.

Style Redux 2 said...

(In)decorous Taste-Glad you like the new look. I still haven't gotten over House & Garden and Domino.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-Domino already had a great website and could have been on the leading edge of taking magazines digital. They missed the boat. I stlll miss it so.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-Thanks so much. The correct term for fanciful elephants is Chinoiserie Chic. My library has lots of singerie.

Style Redux 2 said...

Lady Jicky-You probably have more shelter magazines than we do anyway. It's depressing.

Style Redux 2 said...

Cristin-What a great giveaway. I have all of her books and love them all.

Style Redux 2 said...

Joni-I'm buying it today. I can't wait any longer for the snail mail.

Style Redux 2 said...

Cristin-Glad you like the new look. Thanks for adding me to your blogroll too!

Jenn said...

First -- Love the new blog look. So fun!

Second -- The fact that magazines end up on the newsstand before I get them in the mail drives me insane. I find myself buying them twice.

Finally -- Cannot wait to see your holiday decorating ideas. I just started doing my holiday decor shopping this week. Favorite holiday by far.

Style Redux 2 said...

DoxaHome-It's gone from interesting to profoundly disturbing. I love Veranda. I still haven't gotten over House & Garden and Domino.

Style Redux 2 said...

Jenn-Glad you like the blog look, I still don't have the Elle Decor, and I think you'll enjoy the Christmas posts.