Suzanne Kasler: Timeless Style
Her second book. I LOVE her!! She has such a high spirited, classic style. Her homes would be so fun to live in, tons of bright energy, extremely liveable. Rooms are uncluttered yet impactful with well-chosen pieces. Just the right amount of Patina, Sparkle, & Texture. Excellent focal points in her rooms. Another high point: Kasler does an incredible, creative job with artwork placement. On colors: Page 76,,,,”Champagne, blue-gray, and a touch of raspberry”. Stunning!
“There is nothing more luxurious than space to breathe”. When you get his book, actually READ it. His homes are beautiful, uncluttered.That about says it… Love the black & white photos, complimented with the Silver pages.
He starts by defining the space than layers in
- A truly beautiful room is beautiful before it’s ever decorated.
Jennifer is creator of one of the top interior design/lifestyle blogs, the Peak of Chic.
She takes us alphabetically through vintage objects, maybe you’ve seen these in old movies, at your grandmother’s home, or on a trip to a museum. Incredible design, but dated? Jennifer shows us – absolutely not! Think “modern transitions.” Next time you’re strolling your favorite antique store, or inherit a piece that reminds you “when”, grab this book and recreate it. You’ll look at everything with a fresh eye. This is an amazing book, she writes so well. You can see why her blog has been around since 2006!
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Phillip James DoddThe Art of Classic Details: Theory, Design, and Craftsmanship
OMG – This book made me cry, it’s so beautiful. Every… single… page. The Forward, by David Easton is perfect: “Journey through the Art of Classical Detail with a nod to our past and a keen eye to our future.” Dodd, with a Masters for Architecture from Notre Dame and accolades decades long, does a magnificent job putting this tomb together.
This work is divided into two sections:
The Essays: Written by top architects, scholars and craftsman, it illustrates classical design detailing and artisanship. Lots of references to the Villas of Renaissance architect and builder Andrea Palladio.
The Projects: Presents an intimate look at 25 classically-designed homes in Great Britian and the United States. It details the interior design and detailing as well as the impressive classically influenced home exteriors and gardens.
For any remodeling project, this book is a fabulous reference.
My FAVE PAGE here is #106. Chesney’s Georgian Marble mantle with charcoal walls and a crystal chandelier. WOW.