Editor’s Spotlight: Veranda

Deputy editor Ellen McGauley sees High Point taking a walk on the wild side

It looks like Mother Nature is on an opulent streak. In the Made Goods, Phillip Jeffries, Jamie Young, and Verellen (and many other) showrooms, new takes elevated natural materials to design royalty. Ideal for emerging interior decor themes, organic materials and textures bring our attention back to the great (and increasingly bespoke!) outdoors – blowing the doors off the luxury category.

Sign me up for any dinner party lit by these exquisite new Spitzmiller sconces from Visual Comfort. The only thing more stunning than its shapely artisan form is its beautiful blend of watery blue tones. Available at Circa Lighting early summer 2019.

Christopher Spitzmiller Leeds Rectangle Sconce in Oslo Blue

These patterned hide boxes by Made Goods put a wild and wonderful spin on standard stripes. Be sure and check out the mirror and table lamp in the same handsome hide material.

Hair-on-Hide Leather Boxes

I loved seeing so much burled wood at High Point Market, in both furniture and accessories. The polished finish on these shapely gems at Jamie Young strikes me as a smart 21st-century take on the delightfully familiar wood.

Timber Gourd Vases

Speaking of bringing in character in spades, these fantastic new wall coverings from Phillip Jeffries channel the warmth of wood paneling. They’re part of Phillip Jeffries’ new Floored collection and each of the 12 colorways feels authentic and sophisticated.

Wood Veneer Wall Covering

Wood Veneer Wall Covering

I’m a sucker for a great sectional, and doubly so if it comes with an exposed wood frame. The sexy curves on this one from Verellen are a soft departure from the more traditional linear sectionals – drop this one into a formal library for a dressed-down, cozy hideaway.

The Hamilton Sectional

About Ellen McGauley

As deputy editor of Veranda, Ellen curates and produces decorating, architectural, and garden coverage. Previously, she led the homes department at Coastal Living. In the nearly 15 years she’s spent in shelter magazines, Ellen has covered homes from the coast of Maine to the Caribbean, Santa Barbara to the southern tip of Spain, and interviewed design luminaries like Peter Dunham, Katie Ridder, Mark Sikes, and Ashley Whittaker. Follow her on Instagram at @ellenmcgauley.