Shelter Magazines: MetHome’s High | Low Feature

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Summing up a magazine’s vibe, look and style all in one post has proven to be a bit daunting for me so far and I’m not certain that it’s all that interesting in the end. I looked at my post about Interior Design magazine from last week and was appalled by how terribly DRY “Overview” sounded. I had an entirely unpleasant flashback to my corporate days where I toiled over pointless (pun intended!) Powerpoint decks. So for my sake, and yours, I’m going to focus on features I dig from magazines rather than trying to tackle the whole enchilada.

I wrote about the July/August issue of MetHome over on Personism a few weeks ago because it featured the lakeside cottage that my pals Dufner Heighes recently completed in Michigan (The cover no less! I am so very proud.) The whole issue has a outdoor living Summery theme and the High | Low feature is no exception.

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The spread features a lot of melamine, lacquer and resin items that would be fine choices for outdoor entertaining. Their choice of chair for the spread is mystifying unto me: Paola Navone’s polyurethane armchair (pictured above) is $557 for the “Low” version and $1277 for the “High” version, which a) lights up (buh?) and b) includes a linen slipcover. Ok, then!

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Target and
Thomas Paul Fernez offer affordable alternatives to places like the puzzling
Dinosaur Designs $90 resin salad tongs (pictured here) and, well, Jonathan Adler. (Incidentally, my fellow guest of AT, Grace Bonney has covered Thomas Paul’s brilliant melamine plates on
design*sponge and Adler’s fun affordable stuff at Bed, Bath + Beyond on this very site.)
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Target Open House as an illustration of how things can go terribly awry.)
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