Great reads - Volume 2 Issue 02
American designer Matthew White chronicles his love for Italian style in his latest book Italy of My Dreams (Pointed Leaf Press). As a young boy growing up in Amarillo, Texas, White developed a deep personal connection with the art and architecture of Italy. As an adult, this passion manifested in his inspired interiors, which is evident with each featured project in the book. Worn reclaimed beams compliment sweeping Venetian doors, lush rooftop gardens recall the Southern Italian countryside – these are modern spaces steeped in historic sensibility, yet free of replication or pastiche. While the locations change – from California Villas to a Palazzo in New York City – the designer’s passion remains true, making Italy of My Dreams an intimate inspirational celebration of Italian style.
Designers Here and There— Inside the City and Country Homes of America’s Top Decorators.
by Michele Keith
This book features thirty-eight private primary and vacation residences belonging to today’s most renowned designers. These homes will inspire with full-color images of chic city apartments, elegant townhouses, minimalist mid-century gems, quaint cottages, historic mansions, scenic lake-view retreats and beachside bungalows located in Palm Desert, Palm Beach, Dal- las, Chicago, east Hampton and Boston, among other locations.
Michele Keith’s lively, accessible text brings each distinct personality to life. She reveals how and why the designers gravitate to styles ranging from firmly traditional to coolly contemporary. The attributes of each location – setting, proportions, and character – influence the design direction each decorator took. See how designers including eric Cohler, Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman, John Phifer Marrs, Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, eve Robinson, and Vicente Wolf choose to spend time in the intensely personal spaces they have created. each designer’s top five favorite decorating tips encourage readers to begin to perfect their own homes.
Written for the interior design professional and student, the book surveys the variety of design specialties within the industry (particularly the designer in the showroom) and profiles luminaries such as Alexa Hampton, Kelly Wearstler, Michael graves and Celerie Kemble. (Fairchild Books)