Home, Really Sweet Home: Elle Decor Magazine’s September Issue Features Four Don’t-Miss Abodes

elledecor_september2010.jpgYikes! There’s a stack of October magazines on my living room sofa, but I haven’t finished my September magazines yet.

Or at least I hadn’t till this morning. If you, like me, got just a little behind in reading, you may have missed the very good September 2010 issue of Elle Decor magazine. You don’t want to leave that oversight uncorrected because it really is a bang-up issue.

Among the stand-out homes featured:

  • The mid-century glass house of Jay Fielden, editor-in-chief of Men’s Vogue magazine. Modernist houses have great lines, but notoriously problematic flat roofs. And glass houses aren’t exactly the first choice of couples with three young children. This family makes it all work beautifully.

  • A Manhattan townhouse full of Upper East Side charm that mixes elegant touches–a curtained canopy bed, delightfully tall windows–and casual spaces for everyday living.
  • Remember Megan Mullally’s deviously funny “Will and Grace” persona? Traces of that spunk and irreverent style are evident in the home the actress shares with husband and fellow actor, Nick Offerman. Look for the black-and-white peacock feather paper in the powder room.
  • Greenwich Village. Art Deco building. Penthouse. ‘Nuff said, surely. Except the apartment of celebrity hairstylist Sally Hershberger doesn’t look anything like you might expect. It’s an airy, art-filled home in which all-white walls are offset by splashes of purple and violet. A wonderfully understated terrace completes the package.

As to the question of tear out vs. save the whole issue? No debate on this one: The issue is a keeper. Meanwhile, the October magazine has already arrived, with Ralph Lauren’s Manhattan apartment on the cover.