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Margaret Russell: ED to AD

Margaret Russell was the Editor-in-Chief of Elle Decor for ten years, and during this time she elevated the magazine to be one of the most respected and well-read shelter magazines available. This past fall she was named to be Paige Rense Noland’s successor as Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Digest, and her first issue is on news stands now.

The current issue is similar to issues we have seen in the past, as homes are photographed months before they go to publication, but there are also some shots that seem to echo what we see at Elle Decor.  I have been a long time reader of AD as my love of architecture has lead me to discover new architects and see interesting projects in each issue. Architectural Digest has five million worldwide readers annually. I predict that number will grow and the magazine will evolve in the next few years. Here’s a peak of what you might find in this month’s issue…I am partial to the dark kitchen with the blue and white china.

I look forward to seeing the cover evolve too.

In her Editor’s Page letter she refers to Paige Rense Noland’s thirty-five year career at AD and writes, “That extraordinary legacy has given my staff and me so much to think about as we take AD to the next level.” I believe all those interested in worldly architecture and interior design will be watching to see what Margaret Russell will do with the magazine. I know I will be, and it will be nothing short of fabulous.

Photo Credits: Architect Dirk Denison & Photographer David Matheson (1), Architects Torsten Bessel & Dimitris Vathrakokoilis, Photographer Derry Moore (2), Designer Frederike Kemp Biggs & Photographer Derry Moore (3), Designer Jean-Louis Deniot & Photographer Marina Faust (4), Architects Torsten Bessel & Dimitris Vathrakokoilis, Photographer Derry Moore (5)

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