How Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman’s Lasting Design Principles Still Have Impact Today

Angela R. James
Photo credit: Designed by Victor Maze
Photo credit: Designed by Victor Maze

From Veranda

For VERANDA Sip and Read Club’s June pick, we threw it back with one of the most influential interior design books of all time: The Decoration of Houses, written by Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman Jr. Published in 1897, the pioneering guide focuses on a more simplistic approach to decorating with symmetry, balance, and proportion being its leading principles. In his own book, Classical Principles for Modern Design: Lessons from Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman’s The Decoration of Houses, Thomas Jayne reflects on the influence Edith Wharton has had on the

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8 Midcentury Modern Decor & Style Ideas

Angela R. James

If it wasn’t obvious from all the pastel pink sofas and Danish sideboards lingering on your newsfeeds, midcentury-modern decor is still having a moment. Although sleek and timeless, the style can quickly monopolize a room (or make it appear dated) if it isn’t executed with care. The key to making the aesthetic look decidedly non–Brady Bunch is understanding its history and creating an effortlessly modern mix. New to the style but love the look? Learn all about it and get tips from the experts on how to add a Mad Men vibe to your space with midcentury-modern decor.

What

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Simple Ideas From 5 Interior Designers

Angela R. James

In addition to wanting the perfect banana bread recipe and functional face mask tips, you’re probably in dire need of some practical home office ideas right about now since your couch has become your desk and your bed is where you hop on Zoom calls. If we had to find a silver quarantine lining, it’s that, yes, your commute is now 20 seconds from bed to desk, but considering the uncertainty around how long we’ll be working remotely, it’s probably time you figured out a home office solution that doesn’t involve sitting cross-legged on your bedroom floor.

In an

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51 Small Kitchen Design Ideas That Make the Most of a Tiny Space

Angela R. James

While small apartments and homes offer plenty of charm, they tend to be lacking when it comes to kitchen space. Luckily, there are tons of small kitchen ideas that maximize storage and efficiency. It’s all about working with the layout of your space, whether your kitchen is confined to a single wall, U-shaped, or tucked in a corner. Ahead, we’ve gathered 51 small kitchen design tips to help maximize your space. Whether you’re renovating and starting from scratch or just looking to refresh your existing space, you’ll want to give these a try!

1. Add a prep area

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