Wednesday, May 22, 2019

TOM STRINGER DESIGN



I have several wonderful interior designers to share with you.  Today's post shares three different projects from the work of Tom Stringer. ENJOY his absolutely beautiful grasp on design.







Cherry Creek







Contemporary Lake House





Sharer Avon - Colorado 

Thank you to Bianco Granado for the lovely images.
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Friday, May 10, 2019

FLORAL LIVING: ENTERTAINING AND DECORATING WITH FLOWERS

FLORAL LIVING:
Entertaining and Decorating with Flowers
by Margot Shaw
Rizzoli, $45.00
April 2019
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


If you have been following my blog and other social media for the past 10 years, you will know that I am in love with this book.  There are over 200 pages filled with beautiful homes using flowers in the stunning interiors and gardens. There are also ideas and instruction on putting together lovely arrangements.

Margot Shaw is Editor-in-Chief of Flower magazine, so I wasn't surprised to see a full helping of beautiful here, including some of the most spectacular rooms serving as a backdrop for the flowers. This book is filled with everything that makes a house a home, from fine linens, rugs, draperies, antiques, and of course, the most breathtaking florals.

Below are several of the images included in Living Floral. ENJOY!












Bromberg's in Birmingham has the book in their Mountain Brook and The Summit stores. Just in time for Mother's Day!
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

HOUSES│ATELIER AM


Houses│Atelier AM
by Alexandra & Michael Misczynski
Photography by Francois Halard
Rizzoli, $65.00
April 2019
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


I am in awe of all of the unique and beautiful pieces of furniture, art, the rugs and textiles, the accessories, and the houses that protect them. It was a wonderful tour pouring over the pages of Houses│Atelier AM.

Alexandra and Michael provide their clients with a home that full of one of a kind surroundings that match their personalities. Creating a masterpiece is the only way to describe it.

I have shared several images from the homes in the book.  I hope that you ENJOY them as much as I have and plan to continue to.








Alexandra and Michael Misczynski are the husband and wife team behind the Los Angeles-based AD100 design Firm Atelier AM. Since 2002, designers and homeowners have chosen their services when designing their homes and landscapes.


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Saturday, May 4, 2019

SPLASH: THE ART OF THE SWIMMING POOL



SPLASH:
THE ART OF THE SWIMMING POOL
by Annie Kelly
Photography by Tim Street-Porter
Rizzoli, $55.00
April 2019
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


If you have plans for a swimming pool in your future or plan to update your present pool, SPLASH is the book for you.  It is a must-have!

I have never seen so many stunning designs and fresh ideas as the ones included in this book. There are infinity pools, cascading waterfall pools, and pools located in lush gardens and on the ocean. The designs and architecture surrounding these pools are breathtaking!

ENJOY!







Written and photographed by a husband and wife team, Tim Street-Porter and Annie Kelly make  amazing co-authors. Tim is an architecture and design photographer, and Annie is a writer.

 
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Thursday, May 2, 2019

THE PAPER FLORIST: CREATE AND DISPLAY STUNNING PAPER FLOWERS



THE PAPER FLORIST:
CREATE AND DISPLAY STUNNING PAPER FLOWERS
by Suzi McLaughlin
Photography by Anna Batchelor 
Kyle Books, $22.99
April 2019
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


Being a creative person myself, I was taken by this lovely book. Each page is a beautiful image of finished paper flowers or instruction on creating them. There are also 15 templates so that you can create your own arrangement.

You will be shown the process for curling petals, scoring and wiring leaves and wrapping stems. You will also see instruction on arranging these flowers.

I can't wait to create my own arrangement.  ENJOY!







 Suzi McLaughlin graduated from Fairmont Art College. She was commissioned to create a life-size garden for BBC Gardener's world team and was awarded the RHS gold award. She has also created installations for Jo Malone's flagship London store Harvey Nichols, Harrods, John Lewis and for the magazines Elle and You and Your Wedding.

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Friday, December 21, 2018

CHRISTMAS BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS



I have listed below the list of my favorite books for the year.  These are a must-have on your shopping list and can be delivered by Christmas if ordered today!
ENJOY!


 



 







 




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Saturday, November 17, 2018

GEORGIAN MANOR


Shared below are images of the Georgian manor home of Amanda and Stephen Clark, designed by Paul Fortune.  The home is featured in the December 2018 issue of  Elle Decor.  ENJOY!






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