Yes, Gil Schafer is a trained classical architect, but that's not why I love his book...
Yes, Gil Schafer is one of the New AD 100, but that's not why I love his work.
Yes, Gil Schafer is a winner of Veranda's "Art of Design" award, but that's not why I feel connected to his designs.
Although I am married to an architect, my reaction to houses and spaces is emotional. Gil Schafer's work touches my emotions.
When I am in a house designed by Gil Schafer, I feel connected to the outside.
The minute I walk in the door, I feel a comforting connection to history.
Although every inch of Gil Schafer's houses are classically detailed..
His houses are designed to work for a modern family lifestyle.
Gil Schafer's house designs reflect the way we live today. He creates open kitchens that have a flow to other living spaces.
I can imagine cooking with friends and family in this kitchen. I'd probably even be a better cook!
I can see myself making a delicious breakfast for my family or guests in one of Gil Schafer's sun lit kitchens....
Gil Schafer shares my love for natural and antique building materials, like antique wood beams and Carerra marble.
Gil Schafer's collaborations with world class interior designers, like Michael Smith and Bunny Williams, result in spaces that feel timeless.
Who wouldn't want to start or end their day in this bathroom?
or this one?
And his detailing? Stunning!
Those are just a few of the reasons why I found The Great American House to be inspiring.
I plan to get my copy signed by Gil Schafer on October 2nd at Hollyhock in West Hollywood. I hope to see you there!
Thank you to Rizzoli for permission to use all of the images in this post.
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