For the first time in House Beautiful's history, a series of “pop-up” guest editors will be stepping in to collaborate on select issues alongside Hearst Design Group Editorial Director Newell Turner and House Beautiful Executive Editor Shax Riegler to develop content—from product coverage to design features—for the magazine this fall.
Chesie Breen, Charlotte Moss
House Beautiful Editor at Large Chesie Breen will guest edit the October issue, followed by interior designer Charlotte Moss in November. Moss also will join the House Beautiful masthead as an ongoing contributor beginning with the November issue.
“Everyone loves the special, curated and one-of-a-kind feeling of a pop-up boutique and this series will have a similar effect—it is a fun, new way to collaborate with great talent, each with a unique personality and point of view, to give our readers something special and unexpected,” said Riegler.
Turner added, “These issues will truly be collector’s editions, with the great American design that is House Beautiful’s hallmark and the distinctive imprint of the guest editor. We have some extraordinary projects in the works and we can’t wait to share them.”
Breen’s pop-up in October will spotlight Americans' homes abroad, taking readers to three major European cities along with a sojourn in the French countryside. Moss is collaborating on the November entertaining issue, themed "The Arts of Living," which will include special sections on home fragrance, books, music, wine and more.
“When Newell and Shax proposed this idea, I immediately and instinctively seized the theme of volupté—sensuality—for the home,” Moss said. “As designers, we go far beyond how rooms look and feel: we create atmosphere and that means creating beauty that affects all of our senses. I’m focusing on the arts of living, being surrounded by beauty, enveloped in fragrance, listening to good music, reading good books, enjoying good food and wine with friends. Basically, what we DO at home, how we LIVE.”
“American design is our calling card at House Beautiful, so in this internationally-focused issue we are going to feature houses that combine the best of European tradition with American verve,” Breen said. “Each story will show how applying fresh American sensibility, love of color and can-do confidence immediately transforms a room or setting, giving it new life and creating a style that stands on its own."
Additional “pop-up” guest editors will be announced in the coming months.