House Beautiful November 2013 Pop-Up Editor Charlotte Moss

In June, House Beautiful announced that for the first time in its history, a series of “pop-up” guest editors would collaborate on select issues of the magazine alongside Newell Turner, editor-in-chief of House Beautiful and editorial director for the Hearst Design Group, and House Beautiful’s executive editor Shax Riegler.

House Beautiful November 2013 Pop-Up Editor Charlotte Moss with Newell Turner

House Beautiful’s November issue’s “pop-up” guest editor is none other than New York based interior designer Charlotte Moss. The November issue, which hits  newsstands on Tuesday, October 22, is themed “The Arts  of Living,” and has a focus on entertaining. Special sections are devoted to subjects that Moss is passionate about, including home fragrance and gifts that give back. Exclusive bonus online content includes Moss’ “best music for entertaining” playlists, great wines to savor, and inspiring books.

“Each time we work with a pop-up editor, we’re taking one more step out of the comfort zone of what we do all the time,”

“Each time we work with a pop-up editor, we’re taking one more step out of the comfort zone of what we do all the time,” said Turner.

When asked about Charlotte as his choice for this month’s guest editor, Newell Turner replied: “Charlotte is more than just one of the leading interior designers of our time— she’s a tastemaker among all the greats of the present and past. I’ve seen her captivate audiences with her insight and wisdom. She connects with people in a way that I knew would bring special meaning to this issue of House Beautiful. The magazine still looks like House Beautiful, but it’s spiced and stirred and infused with her passions and interests.

House Beautiful November 2013 Pop-Up Editor Charlotte Moss Collage

On how Charlotte’s theme for the issue, “The Art of Living” came about, she says, “I felt pretty strongly that we should be thinking about life after decorating during the entire time we are doing the decorating. How are we going to LIVE in those rooms, how are they going to work, be inviting, have pizzazz, be sexy, have atmosphere. Naturally, the arts of living became my theme—inviting spaces that looked good, smelled good, felt fabulous, said ‘come on in and stay awhile, have a drink, read a book, let’s cook up a meal’—whatever it is, it’s about a home which is pleasing on every sensory level, and one where everyone wants to be.”

House Beautiful November 2013 Pop-Up Editor Charlotte Moss Cover

House Beautiful’s November issue—“The Art of Living”—hits newsstands Tuesday, October 22. Hashtag: #popupedit.

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