AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!! (in Oprah's voice)

I know it's annoying, but I can't help it.  Oprah is the only person who can truly, accurately convey my feelings toward Veranda Magazine as of late. I wish I had producers so I could say something like, "When my producers and I sat down to look at this magazine, we never DREAMED it would be SOO FANTASTIC." That just sounds like something Oprah would say.

Anyway, I guess what I'm trying to say is that Veranda is becoming one of my favorite things and the May/June issue is fabulous! First, there's the cover, over which I died.

Then there's this, nearly untouched since the 70's, Parish-Hadley project, which is still fabulous today.

{Photography by Peter Frank Edwards}

My entryway ... someday

There's the rest of the home featured on the cover.  I love the mix of gray, gold, green, blue & white.  

{Photography by Max Kim-Bee}

Oh and this Wisconsin lakehouse that makes me want to take down all of my walls and replace them with windows.

{Photography by Laura Resen}

India Hicks' home in the Bahamas (Did y'all know India Hicks was one of Princess Diana's flower girls? Just when I thought she couldn't be any more fab!) 

Finally, and perhaps the piece de resistance, is this stunning Provencal-style Texas home renovation by Pamela Pierce.  It's literally bananas. (Ok, now I'm becoming Rachel Zoe).  But really, it's bananas, seventeenth century Portuguese cobblestone, walls of antique limestone blocks from France, 400 year old limestone slab counters from a monastary in Bergundy, a barrel-vaulted ceiling in the master bedroom.  What? Whaaat? I die.

This is how I felt after reading this issue:

Dara Caponigro. Shut. It. Down.


  1. OMG..I am running out NOW to go buy this, this looks like a really good one!!!!! Veranda is getting better than ever!! I am really impressed with the magazine and how far its come. I am sooo excited to see it!!

  2. I had read your post French Country Chic from the D magazine and the last time I was at the Dallas market found a magazine at the Gallery Six showroom called DG Design Guide(Dallas - Fort Worth). "The source for fine home frnishings, products and services". It is mostly advertising for products and designers but have some gorgeous room settings. While in Dallas, I found current copies of both the D Home and DG Design Guide magazines and thoroughly enjoy them. Loved your post today and will look for Veranda tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a beautiful issue. I think if I lived in that last house I would never leave home! I loved everything about it - just perfect! Have a good week. x Sharon

  4. Jeanette - I'll have to look for DG Design Guide next time I'm in Dallas! Thanks for your comment!

    There were so many more photos in the magazine, y'all! It is soo good!

  5. So I'm only three years + four months late for this magazine. Must admit I'm a World of Interiors obsessive + find the photos from Veranda a bit *blah*! But that is rapidly changing! I'm going to have to see if I can buy a back copy of this June 2011 magazine.
    Adore the engraving on the front cover, plus the pagoda plant container. I just bought similar porcelain pagodas recently + an amazing screen, which is similar to the engraving.
    As you say Jennifer, "Then there's the rest of the home". I am just busting to find out the details of the engraving!


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