As I mentioned in a recent post, there are several very inspiring design books that were published this Fall. I'd like to share a few of them with you...
Like me and Steve, Mr. Carrier and Ms. Miller are life partners as well as design partners, and their work reflects their philosophy that interiors should be livable, not perfect works of art.
Their ability to mix antiques of different periods adds to the timeless quality of their work.
Symmetry adds formality to this rustic display.
The mix the scale adds energy to the spaces they design. A pop of bright green on an antique Swedish chest is also refreshing in this neutral room.
The graphic wallpaper in this room sets the color palette as well as the graphic tone. The mixture of textures and shapes work beautifully.
A nature inspired farmhouse bedroom is refreshed by the addition of a more modern graphic pillow and a clean lined metal bed.
The deep green finish of the interior of the drop front Swedish desk pairs beautifully with the colors of the contemporary style artwork by Mary Abbott.
If you like relaxed, eclectic interiors like I do, I believe you will enjoy "Carrier and Company: Positively Chic Interiors".
The next book I wish to share with you is the greatly anticipated Parish-Hadley Tree of Life: An intimate History of the Legendary Design Firm by Brian McCarthy and Bunny Williams.
As you can see from this photograph, the talented designers that has come out of the design firm of Parish-Hadley over the years is beyond compare!
The design team of Sister Parish and Albert Hadley was the perfect blending of design intuition and education, as reflected by the homes they created for their clients.
Their influence can has be felt in the work of the designers who spent time at Parish-Hadley, as seen in this beautiful living room (originally a stable) by William Hodgins and senior designer Penny Matteson.
Acclaimed designer Mariette Himes Gomez also worked at Parish-Hadley
These stacked Asian storage boxes create a unique sculptural element in this room designed by Mariette Himes Gomez...
The very talented designer David Easton also worked for Parish-Hadley. Because Mr. Easton had an architecture degree, he was impressed by Albert Hadley's love for architecture. Like Mr. Easton, Albert Hadley understood that good architecture and good interior design work hand in hand.
The amazing Bunny Williams starting her time at Parish-Hadley as Albert Hadley's secretary, where she learned all of the important aspects of the design business.
Nobody layers textures like Bunny Williams!
The late interior designer Gary Hager's own house on Long Island is one of my favorite spaces in this book. All of the pieces are lovely, and the space feels inviting and warm.
This living room of a Park Avenue apartment designed by David Kleinberg is beautiful but also feels livable, a talent that Mr. Kleinberg developed while working with Mrs. Parish.
Interior Designer (and writer of the popular blog, What is James Wearing?) James Andrews' bedroom, with its melding of exotic patterns and a few Parish-Hadley designed pieces is another of my favorites.
This is just a handful of the many talented designers that share their experiences in Parish-Hadley Tree of Life.
If you are an interior designer or just an interior design enthusiast you will enjoy reading the lessons all of these wonderful designers learned during their time at Parish-Hadley!
Here are a few of the other design books that I am reading now...
Gracious Rooms by Barbara Westbrook (published in March 2015)
For all of you who love flowers as much as I do...
Veranda: The Romance of Flowers by Clinton Smith
I'd love to know what you are reading now. Please let me know in the comment section of this post.
Wishing you a beautiful week!
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