Tuesday, August 4, 2020

SUMMER TO SUMMER: HOUSES BY THE SEA BY JENNIFER ASH RUDICK


SUMMER TO SUMMER:
HOUSES BY THE SEA
by Jennifer Ash Rudick
Photography by Tria Giovan
Vendome, $75.00
June 2020
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


The daughter of Sister Parish, Jennifer has created quite the collection of beautiful books and documentaries. I have written about her work, along with the work of photographer, Tria Giovan at the end of the post. 

Included is this absolutely gorgeous book are the interiors of twenty-five homes on the water, from the rocky coast of Maine to the sandy beaches of the Hamptons. Expect to see plenty of wicker, rattan ticking, quilts, and rugs on the 325 pages of stunning rooms between the cover. 

Below are a few images you will see in the book. ENJOY!








About the Author 

Author Jennifer Ash Rudick, author of Palm Beach Chic, Out East: Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons, and City of Angels: Houses and Gardens of Los Angeles, has created another wonderful book for her followers. She is design editor at large for Galerie magazine and contributes to Veranda. She has written for Washington Post, W, and Town and Country, and produced documentaries Iris and also Scandalous. Jennifer lives in New York City and Southampton, NY. 

About the Photographer 

Tria Giovan, photographer, photographed Out East and Island Hopping: Amanda Linderoth Design. Her work has appeared in AD, Coastal Living, Esquire, House Beautiful, Travel and Leisure, and Veranda. She contributes to HC&G and New England Home magazine. Also published are columns The Cuba Archive, Sand Sea, and Sky: The Beaches of Safaponack, and Cuba: The Elusive Island.  Tria lives in Sag Harbor, NY, and New York City. 

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

THE LADIES’ VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY COOKBOOK: Eating and Entertaining in East Hampton


THE LADIES' VILLAGE
IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY COOKBOOK:
Eating and Entertaining in
East Hampton
by Florence Fabricant
Photography by Doug Young
Foreword by Martha Stewart
Rizzoli New York, $45.00
April 2020
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


I have spent hours going through the history, the stories, the pictures, and the recipes in this book.  This is one of the most lovely cookbooks I now have in my collection. 

The women of the Ladies Village Improvement Society are a wonderful and dedicated group of women, striving to make their town a better place to live. They truly love what they are doing, and it isn’t easy work. I was truly touched by their ambition and talent.

I was also impressed by the bountiful farm stands and their use of local fish and seafood. The planned meals full of delicious recipes topped it all off. 

Below are several of the images in the book. ENJOY! 


The Gardiner "Brown" House
LVIS Headquarters


Fourth of July 1915











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Friday, May 1, 2020

WILD INTERIORS: BEAUTIFUL PLANTS IN BEAUTIFUL SPACES


WILD INTERIORS: BEAUTIFUL PLANTS IN BEAUTIFUL SPACES
by Hilton Carter
Photography by Hilton Carter ©
CICO Books
CICO BOOKS, $24.95
March 2020
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


As I went through each page of Wild Interiors, I realized just how much I need plants in my own home. Hilton Carter is the person to go to for your greenery expertise.

Carter highlights 12 homes in his new book, sharing which plants are the best for each room. He also covers how we should take care of the plants.

Below are the images that I chose to share from the over 200 pages in this lovely book.  ENJOY!








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Thursday, April 23, 2020

LIVING IN PARADISE: AT HOME IN THE TROPICS BALI, JAVA & THAILAND


LIVING IN PARADISE: AT HOME IN THE TROPICS BALI, JAVA & THAILAND
by Annie Kelly
Photography by Tim Street-Porter
Rizzoli New York, $60.00
March 2020
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


Architecture and interior design experts Annie Kelly and Tim Street-Porter
 share some of the most beautiful residences in Bali, Java, and Thailand. You will pore over 250 color  photographs and pages of background and information.

The setting for these beautiful homes, resting on lush gardens and tropical plants on natural landscapes, are breathtaking. The book will also guide you in creating your own paradise in America.

Below are several of the stunning images in this book.  ENJOY!







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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

POOLS: LOUNGING, DIVING, FLOATING, DREAMING: PICTURING LIFE AT THE SWIMMING POOL

POOLS: LOUNGING, DIVING, FLOATING, DREAMING: PICTURING LIFE 
AT THE SWIMMING POOL
Edited by Lou Stoppard
Foreword by Leanne Shapton
Rizzoli New York, $65.00
May 2020
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


Glamorous, seductive, and so much fun! A pools is all of this and more. The frolicking, splashing, and diving are a great way to wipe the office and everyday life from our minds. 

The blue water against tan bodies and colorful bathing suits will make all of us more cheerful. A playday for photographers, artists, filmmakers, and writers, the pool is the epitome of fun, laughter, and relaxation. 

Below are a few of the images included in the 165 photographs in this lovely book.  ENJOY!







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Monday, April 20, 2020

DESIGN FIX: CHIC AND STYLISH TIPS FOR EVERY DECORATING SCENARIO


DESIGN FIX: CHIC AND STYLISH TIPS FOR EVERY DECORATING SCENARIO
by Robert and Courtney Novogratz with
Elizabeth Novogratz
Foreword by India Hicks
Photography by Tim Street-Porter
Rizzoli New York, $45.00
May 2020
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


If you are a designer, or if you just need to spruce things up around your home or apartment, this book is for you. There are ideas for small spaces, children's room, playroom, bedroom, and much more.

Robert and Courtney are well known for their reality television shows on HGTV and Bravo, and decor lines with Amazon, Wayfair, and Homegoods.  Their laid back and chic style appeals to most. 

Below I have shared several rooms for you.  There are 225 color photographs in this lovely book.  ENJOY!







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Saturday, April 18, 2020

THE PERFECT KITCHEN: BARBARA SALLICK

THE PERFECT KITCHEN
by Barbara Sallick
Rizzoli New York, $55.00
March 2020
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


If you own Barbara's The Perfect Bath, you know that you are in for a treat with her latest book, The Perfect Kitchen.  It is absolutely beautiful and oh so helpful!

If you are planning a kitchen, or even an update, Barbara's knowledge in design will guide you through this difficult process. She gets it, and she helps you get it. There are 272 pages, 150 of those color photographs, to help you find your vision.

Below are some images from this spectacular book. I hope  that you ENJOY!








Barbara Sallick is the co-founder of Waterworks. 

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