We are so excited to share our winter issue, on newsstands now!  

We’re available at fine retailers near you, including Barnes & Noble, Whole Foods, Walmart, CVS, Fred Meyer…anywhere that sells your favorite magazines! For a digital copy, we are now available on PressReader. We hope you enjoy the issue. Here’s an excerpt from our Editor-in-Chief, Kelli Lamb:

There’s a quote from American expressionist painter Helen Frankenthaler that resonates deeply with me: 

“There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.”

Even though my close friends would tell you I’m a rule-follower to a fault—I’m a slow driver, I always return my shopping cart, and I get really worked up when I see someone cut the line at TSA—I can’t deny the fact Helen is 100 percent correct. There is so much beauty when you look at the rules in the rearview mirror. 

If we had followed the rules, you wouldn’t be holding this magazine, because media trends imply that we should put all our eggs (and content) into one big social media basket. Now, four issues in, I am relieved and thankful we took a risk. We’ve been able to connect with new friends and longtime ones. We met Miranda Kerr to celebrate her furniture collection with Universal and caught up with Sabrina Soto—she was our digital cover star exactly 10 years ago! 

The same “no rules” thread runs through this issue. We were careful to curate a selection of spaces that would feel innovative, welcoming, and unique. Our homes aren’t meant to be only for show, filled with things we’re worried about messing up and sets of “fancy napkins” that never actually get used. Homes are meant to be lived in and enjoyed, and they’re designed to reflect the people who live there. 

It’s no more apparent than in the pages to follow. A few examples: There’s the home of Broadway star Betsy Wolfe, with a style she and designer Crystal Sinclair describe as “glam rock meets Grandma.”  We visit the modern, minimalist home of Vancouver food blogger Peter Cheng, with a kitchen that serves as the perfect blank canvas for his creations. And we get a look inside the Guild House Hotel, a boutique inn that occupies the former home of the New Century Guild, one of the nation’s first groups for working women—unapologetic visionaries, including suffragettes, abolitionists, artists, writers, musicians. 

The rooms we feature are as individual as the people who inhabit them—and the design pros who bring them to life. We’re grateful to be invited in to tour their unique spaces—and we’re super stoked to share them with you in this rules-be-damned print magazine.