Sophie Donelson Hosts West Coast Book Signing

Sophie Donelson, editor in chief of HOUSE BEAUTIFUL, hosted her first West Coast book signing for House Beautiful Style Secrets, at the Kohler Experience Center in Los Angeles. Over 160 guests turned out for the event including Amy Meier, Joe Lucas, Chris Barrett, Mary McDonald, Timothy Corrigan, Jeffrey Dungan, John De Bastiani, Lulu Powers, Ryan Saghian, Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield. 

Photos by Andrew Heiser 

 Sophie Donelson

Sophie Donelson

 Sophie Donelson and Amy Meier

Sophie Donelson and Amy Meier

 Angel Felix and Enza Accardi

Angel Felix and Enza Accardi

 Enza Accardi, Lendy Gonzalez, Sharmin Welch and Margaret Lalikian

Enza Accardi, Lendy Gonzalez, Sharmin Welch and Margaret Lalikian

 ‘Style Secrets’ book stack

‘Style Secrets’ book stack

 Joe Lucas

Joe Lucas

 Marisa Jones Issa, Erik Perez and Julia Sag

Marisa Jones Issa, Erik Perez and Julia Sag

 Bill and Eileen Samet

Bill and Eileen Samet

 Karen Figilis, Cynthia McKnight and Chris Barrett, with a guest

Karen Figilis, Cynthia McKnight and Chris Barrett, with a guest

 Karen Peterson, Cameron Mahlstede and Orli Ben-Dor

Karen Peterson, Cameron Mahlstede and Orli Ben-Dor

 Sophie Donelson and Mary McDonald

Sophie Donelson and Mary McDonald

 Guests line up to have Sophie Donelson sign their books.

Guests line up to have Sophie Donelson sign their books.

 ‘Style Secrets,’ by Sophie Donelson

‘Style Secrets,’ by Sophie Donelson

 Timothy Corrigan and Elaine Maltzman

Timothy Corrigan and Elaine Maltzman

 Guests fill the showroom

Guests fill the showroom

 Kelly Morris and Elizabeth Barondes

Kelly Morris and Elizabeth Barondes

 Lauren Corbin and Tamar Mashigian

Lauren Corbin and Tamar Mashigian

 Sophie Donelson talks with guests.

Sophie Donelson talks with guests.

 Karen Figilis and Peter Gurski

Karen Figilis and Peter Gurski

 Sophie Donelson and Courtney Pisarik

Sophie Donelson and Courtney Pisarik

 Kourosh Babaeian

Kourosh Babaeian

 Ryan Saghian with a guest

Ryan Saghian with a guest

 Min Cha and Dan Baer

Min Cha and Dan Baer

 Mark Williams, Cynthia McKnight, Lulu Powers and John De Bastiani

Mark Williams, Cynthia McKnight, Lulu Powers and John De Bastiani

 Megon Hill-Washington and Sophie Donelson

Megon Hill-Washington and Sophie Donelson

 Lauren Corbin and Arica Rosenthal

Lauren Corbin and Arica Rosenthal

 Sophie Donelson and Amy Sklar

Sophie Donelson and Amy Sklar

 Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield

Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL x Greenwich Design

House Beautiful kicked-off the first-ever Greenwich Design District's Day of Design with Christopher Peacock Cabinetry for a lively panel with Editor in Chief Sophie Donelson, kitchen innovation leader Christopher Peacock, and Interior Designer Philip Mitchell. Guests enjoyed good design conversation and a panel discussion focused on cultivating the perfect client.

Following the panel, Sophie Donelson hosted a sold-out book signing of her best-selling book House Beautiful Style Secrets.   

 Phillip Mitchell, Sophie Donelson, Christopher Peacock

Phillip Mitchell, Sophie Donelson, Christopher Peacock

 Christopher Peacock, Sophie Donelson and Phillip Mitchell having a conversation on design 

Christopher Peacock, Sophie Donelson and Phillip Mitchell having a conversation on design 

 Sophie Donelson

Sophie Donelson

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL Celebrates Wellness & Design at Charles P. Rogers

House Beautiful Editor in Chief Sophie Donelson + Charles P. Rogers hosted a cocktail reception in celebration of wellness and design at the brand’s NYC showroom. Sophie Donelson led a panel discussion about game-changing strategies for recharging at night and thriving by day – with sleep expert Dr. Shelby Harris, sacred space designer Elana Kilkenny, and interior designer Vern Yip.

Photos taken in-house at Charles P. Rogers. 

 Elana Kilkenny, Sophie Donelson, Linda Klein, Vern Yip, Dr. Shelby Harris

Elana Kilkenny, Sophie Donelson, Linda Klein, Vern Yip, Dr. Shelby Harris

 Waiting for the panel to begin in the Charles P. Rogers

Waiting for the panel to begin in the Charles P. Rogers

 Charles P. Rogers showroom on East 59th Street

Charles P. Rogers showroom on East 59th Street

 Guests enjoying the outdoor panel discussion

Guests enjoying the outdoor panel discussion

 Sophie's panel discusses sleep strategies

Sophie's panel discusses sleep strategies

 The Charles P. Rogers showroom

The Charles P. Rogers showroom

 Elana Kilkenny, Sophie Donelson, Vern Yip, Dr. Shelby Harris

Elana Kilkenny, Sophie Donelson, Vern Yip, Dr. Shelby Harris

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL & Kohler Celebrate Kips Bay Decorator Show House

On Wednesday, May 2, House Beautiful’s Editor in Chief Sophie Donelson and Kohler’s SVP, Global Brand Management Elizabeth Brady co-hosted a cocktail reception in celebration of the 2018 Kips Bay Decorator Show House, where leading designers turned out on the beautiful summer-like evening.

Notable attendees included: Caleb Anderson, Tony Baratta, John Barman, Sasha Bikoff, Alessandra Branca, Brittany Bromley, Blake Brunson, Ernest de la Torre, Brian del Toro, Jamie Drake, Erick Espinoza, Dan Fink, Caroline Grant, Joshua Greene, Lindsey Coral Harper, Robin Henry, Michael Herold, James Huniford, Garrow Kedigian, Cathy Kincaid, Bennett Leifer, Katie Lydon, Jayne Michaels, Joan Michaels, Wes Moon, Joe Nahem, Sandra Nunnerley, Catherine Olasky, Alex Papachristidis, Katie Ridder, Tom Scheerer, Max Sinsteden, Katie Sutton, Andrew Torrey, Marcia Tucker, and Bunny Williams. 

Photos by Gaia Squarci for Editor at Large

 House Beautiful’s Sophie Donelson, Kohler’s Elizabeth Brady

House Beautiful’s Sophie Donelson, Kohler’s Elizabeth Brady

 Clive Christian designed kitchen with Kohler finishes

Clive Christian designed kitchen with Kohler finishes

 Modern sanctuary bathroom by Marcia Tucker, with Kohler freestanding tub and fixtures

Modern sanctuary bathroom by Marcia Tucker, with Kohler freestanding tub and fixtures

 Sasha Bikoff’s bold spiral staircase

Sasha Bikoff’s bold spiral staircase

 Alessandra Branca

Alessandra Branca

 Sandra Nunnerley, Jamie Drake

Sandra Nunnerley, Jamie Drake

 House Beautiful’s Brenda Saget (center), with Kohler’s John Engberg (left), and Camm Rowland (right)

House Beautiful’s Brenda Saget (center), with Kohler’s John Engberg (left), and Camm Rowland (right)

 Nazira Handal of Kips Bay with Kohler’s Betsy Froelich, and Beth Bouck

Nazira Handal of Kips Bay with Kohler’s Betsy Froelich, and Beth Bouck

 Hearst Design Group’s Kate Kelly Smith, James Huniford

Hearst Design Group’s Kate Kelly Smith, James Huniford

 Jayne Michaels

Jayne Michaels

 Brian del Toro and his bedroom for Kips Bay Show House

Brian del Toro and his bedroom for Kips Bay Show House

 Andrew Torrey, Dan Fink

Andrew Torrey, Dan Fink

 Chesie Breen, Bunny Williams, Maggie Kincaid, Cathy Kincaid

Chesie Breen, Bunny Williams, Maggie Kincaid, Cathy Kincaid

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL Unveil Swarovski Lighting

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL editor in chief Sophie Donelson and Swarovski Lighting SVP Roger Carthew dazzled top designers for an exclusive New York City reveal of Swarovski Lighting’s newest collection Infinite Aura at the Hearst Tower. “Swarovski heritage, craftsmanship and mastery of light is truly defined in the Infinite Aura collection,” says Carthew. “By combining leading-edge contemporary design, functionality, proprietary app-controlled technology and a personalized user experience, we have reimagined the role of lighting today. Infinite Aura offers transformational potential to any space, and we look forward to you all joining us on our journey to infinity.” 

Designers including Harry HeissmannLindsey LaneKatie LeedeKatie LydonAlex PapachristidisJ.P. HortonErick EspinozaMarshall WatsonJayne Michaels and Joan Michaels were on hand to toast the newest collection. 

Photography by Ayano Hisa

 Sophie Donelson and Roger Carthew

Sophie Donelson and Roger Carthew

 Ashley Whittaker, Alex Papachristidis, Kate Kelly Smith and Harry Heissmann

Ashley Whittaker, Alex Papachristidis, Kate Kelly Smith and Harry Heissmann

 J.P. Horton, Cathy Miglorie and Jayme Layton

J.P. Horton, Cathy Miglorie and Jayme Layton

 Ashley Whittaker and Lindsey Lane

Ashley Whittaker and Lindsey Lane

 Jonathan Rom, Sophie Donelson and Jeffrey Parker

Jonathan Rom, Sophie Donelson and Jeffrey Parker

 Jayne Michaels, Claudia Tejeda and Joan Michaels

Jayne Michaels, Claudia Tejeda and Joan Michaels

 Illustrator Deanna First

Illustrator Deanna First

 Eden Sandlin showing off her customized Swarovski Lighting illustration by Deanna First

Eden Sandlin showing off her customized Swarovski Lighting illustration by Deanna First

 Guests mingle before the big unveiling.

Guests mingle before the big unveiling.

 Let's get social!

Let's get social!

 Joy Moyler snapping Sophie Donelson posing under Swarovski Lighting’s Infinite Aura collection

Joy Moyler snapping Sophie Donelson posing under Swarovski Lighting’s Infinite Aura collection

 Guests were invited to be hands-on when interacting with Swarovski Lighting’s Infinite Aura collection.

Guests were invited to be hands-on when interacting with Swarovski Lighting’s Infinite Aura collection.

 Signature cocktails were inspired by Swarovski Lighting's Infinite Aura collection.

Signature cocktails were inspired by Swarovski Lighting's Infinite Aura collection.

 Guests learning about Swarovski Lighting’s Infinite Aura collection

Guests learning about Swarovski Lighting’s Infinite Aura collection

 Guests were invited to take photos with Swarovski Lighting’s Infinite Aura collection.

Guests were invited to take photos with Swarovski Lighting’s Infinite Aura collection.

 J.P. Horton, Sophie Donelson and Erick Espinoza

J.P. Horton, Sophie Donelson and Erick Espinoza

 Swarovski Lighting’s Infinite Aura collection

Swarovski Lighting’s Infinite Aura collection

 Petra Oberhauser demonstrating how guests can control Swarovski Lighting’s Infinite Aura collection through the app

Petra Oberhauser demonstrating how guests can control Swarovski Lighting’s Infinite Aura collection through the app

 Swarovski Lighting’s Infinite Aura collection

Swarovski Lighting’s Infinite Aura collection

 Custom Swarovski Lighting installations at the Hearst Tower

Custom Swarovski Lighting installations at the Hearst Tower

 Custom Swarovski Lighting installations at the Hearst Tower

Custom Swarovski Lighting installations at the Hearst Tower

 Holly Speck and Alyssa Abrams showing off their customized Swarovski Lighting illustrations by Deanna First

Holly Speck and Alyssa Abrams showing off their customized Swarovski Lighting illustrations by Deanna First

THE WHOLE HOME PROJECT

House Beautiful’s Whole Home Project celebrates living with wellness and technology—from a kitchen designed to make you healthier, to an entryway and garage organized to eliminate clutter and promote calmness, to every space around and in between.

This first-ever custom-built house will showcase ideas and innovations that feed happiness and drive well-being in every facet of our lives.                                                                                         

The Whole Home Concept House will be the culmination of HOUSE BEAUTIFUL’s year-long wellness initiative. Together we are working to build out a real home that embodies all the wellness attributes and examples of the project’s themes.

The Whole Home Concept House will be revealed in a special multi-page editorial feature in the November 2018 issue that will highlight our sponsors’ products, providing maximum visibility to an audience of over 6 million readers.

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL Next Wave Annual Luncheon

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL Celebrates the Next Wave Designers at its Annual Luncheon and Workshop

House Beautiful hosted its annual Next Wave Luncheon and Workshop at Hearst Tower in honor of its newest Next Wave Designers. Those honored included Allison Allen, Tharon Anderson McEvoy, Blake Brunson, Anne Chessin, Erick Espinoza, Lynde Easterlin Pontius, Kelly Hohla, Tina Ramchandani, Jennifer Glickman, and Max Humphrey.

During the lunch, Editor in Chief Sophie Donelson hosted a special panel discussion titled “From Inspiration to Image” with photographers Francesco Lagnese, Annie Schlechter, and stylist Olga Naiman.

More than 100 industry experts, House Beautiful team members and Next Wave Alumni turned out to celebrate the new honorees, including CeCe Barfield Thompson, Timothy Brown, Doreen Chambers, Kate Coughlin, Jill Goldberg, Philip Gorrivan, Caroline Grant, Robin Henry, Shelley Johnstone, Garrow Kedigian, Margaret Kirkland, Rinat Lavi, Bennett Leifer, Charlotte Lucas, Patrick Mele, Julio Salecedo-Fernandez, Max Sinsteden, and Dolores Suarez.

Sponsored by Kravet, the afternoon workshop opened with an educational trunk show by Creative Director Scott Kravet that featured Kravet Couture’s Modern Tailor collection. It was followed by project presentations by the Next Wave honorees.

Photos by Gaia Squarci for Editor at Large

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL SHOPS AT KING OF PRUSSIA MALL

On Saturday October 21, House Beautiful presented House Beautiful Shops at the King of Prussia Mall. Over 800+ enthusiastic consumers joined us from 10:30am–4:00pm and were treated to an exciting day dedicated to home design shopping. Our jam-packed day featured special in-store demonstrations, book signings, exciting giveaways, celebrations and more. House Beautiful thanks our sponsors: Ballard Designs, Bloomingdale’s, Calligaris, The Container Store, Folgers Simply Gourmet, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Pottery Barn, The Capital Grille and Venus Et Fleur

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