There's a New Magazine in Town: MILIEU

Courtesy of Milieu

There's a new magazine in town that is hitting the interior design world by storm. Brainchild of uber-talented Houston designer, Pamela Pierce, Milieu brings a breath of fresh air into the printed publication arena. Featured quarterly (its first issue was early this Fall), Milieu treats its readers to thick glossy pages that showcase jaw dropping interiors and eloquently written editorials. We love that this magazine does away with frivolous filler, and instead, focuses on quality content--how refreshing!  Interior Canvas was lucky enough to catch up with founder and chief editor, Pamela Pierce, and ask her a few questions about Milieu. We hope you enjoy!

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What has been the inspiration for Milieu, and how did this originate? I have always been influenced by beautiful surroundings, and I really wanted to discover and share new people, places, and things – the surroundings – that move me. That’s why I decided on the name MILIEU. I just felt there was a need, with many shelter magazines closing. With the support of my wonderful husband and family and a talented team, we are now on our second issue.

Courtesy of Milieu / Photographed by Peter Vitale

How is Milieu different from other top design magazines? Our goal is to really focus on great editorial and unknown designers. We want to showcase homes with beautiful photography and photo spreads in the magazine that welcome you into each home.

Courtesy of Milieu / Photographed by Peter Vitale

Tell us about your winter issue. What are some of the highlights? This issue features Winter Whites. We highlighted Helen Amy Murray, an artist who sculpts leather and other textiles in the most beautiful ways. We reveal some of the best practitioners of white, such as Washington, D.C.-based decorator Darryl Carter, who takes us through his nearly-all-white home-furnishings store. And all of the homes in this issue are white. You can see the issue online at www.milieu-mag.com

Courtesy of Milieu / Helen Amy Murray / Photographed by Andreas Von Einsiedel

Courtesy of Milieu / Daryl Carter's store in Washington, D.C. / Photographed by Greg Powers

What is the most exciting part of working on Milieu? I have been fortunate to travel on so many great photo shoots and meet the nicest people.

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How do you see Milieu growing  in 5 years? With this issue, you can now find Milieu in many major airports, including LAX, Laguardia, Atlanta, Houston Intercontinental and Houston Hobby, DFW, Love Field and Chicago airport in the spring. You can also find us in all Barnes & Noble stores nationwide, in other high-end bookstores and high-end grocery stores. With that exposure, we hope to continue to grow our subscription base and continue to highlight the best homes and designers.

Courtesy of Milieu / Photographed by Fran Brennan

How have you incorporated the blog world into Milieu? In each issue, we ask our readers to nominate blogs they enjoy reading. We then feature one nominated blog on the last page of each issue. If you have a favorite blog you’d like to share, email editor@milieu-mag.com

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If you are as enchanted by these images as we were, then you will LOVE reading the rest of Milieu magazine!  And with holiday gift giving in full force, we couldn't think of a better idea than a subscription to Milieu!  To learn more about Milieu magazine and subscribing, CLICK HERE.

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Many thanks to Pamela Pierce for sharing her time with us to answer our questions. We wish you much success!

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(All images used with permission from Milieu Magazine)