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Top 5 Niche Interior Design Magazines

Discover Milieu, Feel Free, Holiday, Konfekt, and Veranda for Unmatched Design Inspiration

Growing up, some of my best memories are of my Mom flipping through endless stacks of home and garden magazines, each stuffed with dog-eared pages marking ideas for her dream home. Her passion for creating a beautiful space sparked my love for interior design. Those moments we spent dreaming and planning together, she inspired The Cabinista.

It's this shared passion and these cherished memories that bring us all together. So, let's dive back into these glossy pages and keep the inspiration flowing. After all, every dog-eared corner is a step closer to our dream homes!

Top 5 Niche Magazines

Milieu: For High-End Interior Design Enthusiasts

  • Stunning Homes and Gardens: Milieu features exquisite homes and gardens from around the world, blending classic and contemporary styles.

  • Breathtaking Photography: The visuals in Milieu capture the essence of luxurious living spaces.

  • In-Depth Articles: Each issue includes insightful articles and interviews with top designers and architects.

Why Subscribe? Milieu provides unparalleled inspiration for elevating your home design with elegance and sophistication.

Feel Free Magazine: For Creative Lifestyle Lovers

  • Diverse Topics: Feel Free covers art, fashion, travel, and food, embracing a laid-back, creative lifestyle.

  • Innovative Interviews: The magazine features conversations with creators and influencers shaping contemporary culture.

  • Visual Delight: Each issue is beautifully designed, making it a pleasure to read.

Why Subscribe? Feel Free Magazine is perfect for exploring and expressing creativity in every aspect of life, keeping you inspired with new ideas.

Holiday Magazine: For Nostalgic Travel Enthusiasts

  • Timeless Destinations: Originally, Holiday Magazine captured the allure of classic vacation spots, offering a nostalgic glimpse into the golden age of travel.

  • Legendary Writers: The magazine featured articles penned by some of the most celebrated travel writers and photographers of the time, providing rich, authentic narratives.

  • Iconic Visuals: Each issue was a visual feast, showcasing stunning photography that captured the essence and beauty of diverse locations around the world.

Holiday: The Best Travel Magazine That Ever Was

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Konfekt: For European Style Admirers

  • Unique Perspective: Konfekt covers fashion, food, travel, and design with a sophisticated European flair.

  • Creative Profiles: The magazine includes interviews with influential individuals in various industries.

  • Curated Content: Each issue highlights the finer things in life.

Why Subscribe? Konfekt offers a European approach to style and culture, perfect for those looking to elevate their everyday life with sophisticated inspiration.

Veranda: For Timeless Elegance Seekers

  • Exquisite Interiors: Veranda features luxurious interiors and gardens epitomizing elegance.

  • Designer Insights: In-depth looks at the work of renowned designers and architects.

  • Visual Feast: High-quality photography and beautifully written articles in every issue.

Why Subscribe? Veranda is a classic favorite for those who appreciate timeless elegance and want to bring refined living into their homes.

Transitioning Your Home for the End of Summer

Layering Textures:

Swap out lightweight summer linens for rich, textured fabrics. Think soft cashmere throws and velvet cushions in muted tones.

High-End Finishes on a Budget:

Insider Hack: Use Rub' n Buff to achieve a luxe finish on hardware and frames. A designer favorite for creating a high-end brass look on inexpensive finds.

Exclusive Paint Formulas:

Trade Secret: Designers often mix custom colors. Blend Farrow & Ball's "Off-Black" with a touch of "Railings" for a bespoke shade.

DIY Dupe: Mix Benjamin Moore's "Black Satin" with "Kendall Charcoal" to achieve a similar custom look.

Seasonal Scents:

Introduce cozy, transitional scents like amber, sandalwood, and fig. Try Diptyque's "Feu de Bois" candle for that perfect balance of warmth and sophistication.

Insider Tip: For an alternative, check out Lulus candle collection.

July Obsessions

Homemade Peach Ice Cream

One of my absolute summer favorites is making homemade peach ice cream. There's nothing quite like the taste of fresh, juicy peaches blended into a creamy, delicious treat. Here's my go-to recipe:

  • 4 ripe peaches, peeled and sliced

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • Blend the peaches with sugar until smooth. Combine with cream, milk, and vanilla, then churn in an ice cream maker.

Favorite Ice Cream Maker: Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

Chunky Rings

Accessorize your summer outfits with bold, chunky rings. These statement pieces add a touch of fun and flair to any look.

Jar Melo Jumbo Crayons for Toddlers

For those with little ones, Jar Melo Jumbo Crayons are a game-changer. They're sturdy, easy to grip, and produce vibrant colors, making them superior to more expensive art supplies.

Peaches and Summer Playlists

On Rotation: Create a Peach Basil Crostini that looks straight out of a gourmet kitchen.

Toast slices of baguette, spread with ricotta, top with peach slices, fresh basil, and a drizzle of honey. Finish with a sprinkle of sea salt.

Curated Summer Playlist: Elevate your summer ambiance with this curated playlist featuring tracks that top designers play at exclusive events.


Exclusive Paid Subscriber Giveaway

If you’re ready to level up your design game, consider our premium subscription. You’ll get exclusive content, one-on-one consultations, and all the insider tips you need to transform your space effortlessly.

To show my appreciation, all paid subscribers are automatically entered into this month's giveaway. Win a luxury scented candle from Diptyque and an exclusive interior design consultation with me, Peyton.

Love ya, mean it, bye!


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