A TRIO OF MAGAZINE MOMENTS
First, more of the gorgeous spread in the current Traditional Home
Second, Linda and her pillows in the March issue of Marin Magazine
And just for
fun, a visual reference to Linda's book, Architectural Interiors, in the January Martha Stewart
blaze of glory
Traditional Home's current issue about color (March 2009) spotlights Linda's historic Santa Fe adobe, Casita
details of how she used sizzling colors and "happy
surprises" to enhance the home's original southwestern
architecture. The magazine is now in stores, so you can pick
it up and see the entire eight-page, full-color article for yourself,
or go to
our website's Media page. Below are two more of the ten new photos
of Casita Alegria, along with excerpts and photo captions from the article.
A DESIGNER'S SANTA FE GETAWAY WINS A GLOWING REVIEW WITH ITS FIERY
Although Linda enjoys the time she spends indoors among her vivid surroundings, she needs only to step outside
to find tranquility. The natural beauty reminds her of the glorious tones that sparked her color scheme.
Left: The patio's seating ranges from bright
green and red wicker to a curved banquette and a cozy extention of the hearth. All are topped with bright pillows.
The kitchen started as a small galley-style space. To make it larger, Linda eliminated a
narrow interior hallway and incorporated the space into the kitchen, creating an open and colorful Mexican cocina.
Cabinets, painted and
distressed in gold, apricot, and terra-cotta, were made to look more
like furniture than built-ins. An antique English store
gets a bold color boost with a red finish and a new, distressed French
zinc top. While all of the other light fixtures in the house are old,
kitchen light fixture, made in Holland, breaks the rules with its
playfully dangling spoons and forks.
Right: Kitchen cabinetry was designed to look more like
furniture. Case in point: An armoire houses a refrigerator on one side and a washer-dryer unit on the other.
with a touch of country, these yellow, green, and blue
pillows add punch with contrasting colors to the warm and lively
palette. Their textured pattern relates to the many surfaces
Linda and her line of "Over-the-Top" custom
pillows are front and center in the upcoming March issue of Marin Magazine's article about Pillow Power.
Look for the magazine in stores and online
at www.marinmagazine.com in mid-February. If you live outside the San Francisco Bay Area, don't worry. We'll bring you the article in the
March newsletter and on our website as soon as it's available.
What They're Reading at Martha Stewart
Only Sonoma designer Stuart Piontek, Linda's eagle-eyed good friend, could have spotted
a copy of her book, Architectural Interiors,
in a photograph in the January issue of Martha Stewart Living
magazine. The article,
"Creativity at Work," includes a photo of the
color-blocked shelves of design books in the library of Martha's
New York offices. MS
executive editorial director for decorating, Kevin Sharkey, describes
his artful arrangement of books: "For some, it's almost sacreligious. But
I've always remembered books by their colors. It actually makes it easier for me to pull books for shoots and propping." Makes perfect sense to
us, and we are honored to have a place on the shelf in Kevin's library. Good eye, Stuart!
shelves in Martha Stewart's New York offices make a style statement of their own.
Linda's Architectural Interiors takes its place among
the design books in Martha Stewart's offices.
So, happy reading to all of you
Happy Valentine's Day, too!
Linda Applewhite &