Thursday, October 18, 2018

CABANA ANTHOLOGY: EDITIED BY MARTINA MONDADORI SARTOGO



CABANA ANTHOLOGY:
edited by Martina Mondadori Sartogo
Vendome, $95.00
September 2018
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass



Words cannot describe this beautiful book.  You have to hold it in your hands and feel the cloth cover. The weight of the book is an indicator of what is to come.  

Cabana Magazine is a bi-annual publication, founded and created by Martina Mondadori Sartogo.   Based in London, each issue is special and also dons a fabric cover. 

There are 488 pages and three inserts filled with stunning interiors.  The book is composed of the first five years of the magazine issues. 

I really can't properly describe this book, but I would love to have another to use as framed pieces.  You would need to see the inserts and contents to understand. 

Do not leave this out of your library.  It is a must-have, friends. ENJOY!







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Monday, October 8, 2018

CAROLYN ROEHM: DESIGN & STYLE: A CONSTANT THREAD



CAROLYNE ROEHM:
DESIGN & STYLE:
A Constant Thread
by Carolyn Roehm
Rizzoli New York, $75.00
September 2018
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass




After publishing thousands of images on my blog over the years, which included interiors, tablescapes, art, linens, landscapes, and architecture, I have seen the work of so many talented artists. I must say that the images in the stunning book, CAROLYNE ROEHM: DESIGN & STYLE: A Constant Thread, were not only breathtaking, but many were familiar. Many of the images I have shared were created by Carolyne. 

Carolyne is multi talented, having created not just her famous tablescapes and interiors, but gardens, floral designs, linens, accessories, fragrances, books, paper, and beautiful couture. Her work is flawless, a description I rarely use. I could not put this book down, and I am certain that I will implement her elegant work into my own spaces.  

Below are several of the many images in Carolyne's book. Click on the link below to purchase the book so that you too can pore over each page.










  
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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: THE NATURE OF HOME: CREATING TIMELESS HOUSES



THE NATURE OF HOME:
CREATING TIMELESS HOUSES
by Jeffrey Dungan
Rizzoli New York, $55.00
September 2018
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass

 

The extremely talented architect Jeffrey Dungan has written a beautiful design book. I have been following his exemplary work for quite some time, enjoying each storybook space, so I was thrilled to receive my copy!

There are 240 pages to pore over in this magnificent book, each one with something new and different to explore. Included are eight homes, ranging from a beach house on the Gulf Coast to a farmhouse in the Southern countryside.

The materials, texture, clean lines, and natural components are present in every creation. The extensive windows and large beams are my favorite details.

Below is just a small collection of images in this stunning book.  ENJOY!















ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Celebrated architect Jeffrey Dungan grew up on a small farm in Alabama. He has been honored with awards from the American Institute of Architects, as well as the 2017 Southeast Architect of the Year Award by Veranda magazine and ADAC. He was named a fellow in 2015 of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art and has won three coveted Shutze Awards from the ICAA. In 2018, Jeffrey was a recipient of a prestigious Palladio Award, the only national award for classical architecture. Dungan's work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Veranda, MILIEU, Southern Living, and House Beautiful.

Thank you to Jeffrey and Rizzoli for sharing your work with us!




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Monday, October 1, 2018

DIOR AND HIS DECORATORS: Victor Grandpierre, Georges Geffroy, and the New Look




DIOR AND HIS DECORATORS: 
Victor Grandpierre, Georges Geffroy, 
and the New Look
by Maureen Footer
Rizzoli New York, $60.00
September 2018
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass



When I was asked if I would like to review this beautiful book, I responded with a huge YES! Wow, am I glad I did! There are over 200 pages of beautiful art and stunning black and white and color images. Throughout the book, I dreamed of replicating one of these rooms over a five to ten year period. 

Maureen Footer gives us a first-hand look at Christian Dior, along with Victor Grandpierre and George’s Geffroy in the book, DIOR AND HIS DECORATORS: Victor Grandpierre, Georges Geffroy, and the New Look. The interiors and couture presented are historic and breathtaking. Every image wreaks of opulence, taking us back to the fifties in the most wonderful way. 

I have chosen a few of my favorites for you. ENJOY! 











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Saturday, May 19, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: CHARLOTTE MOSS ENTERTAINS: CELEBRATIONS AND EVERYDAY OCCASIONS




CHARLOTTE MOSS ENTERTAINS:
Celebrations and Everyday Occasions
Rizzoli New York, $50.00
April 2018
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass



In Charlotte's tenth book, CHARLOTTE MOSS ENTERTAINS: Celebrations and Everyday Occasions, there is a huge gathering of beautiful!  Choosing only a small number of images to share was torture.

From floral arrangements, interior design, and stunning tablescapes and delicious meals, Charlotte Moss has it covered.  Her impeccable use of linens, china, silver, crystal, paper, stories, and an abundance of images make this book a must have. 

This is by all means one of my favorite design books.  Is there anything Charlotte Moss can't do? Absolutely not!

Below are just a few of the stunning images in this book.  ENJOY!










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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: RAY BOOTH: EVOCATIVE INTERIORS



RAY BOOTH: EVOCATIVE INTERIORS
with Judith Nasatir
Foreword by Bobby McAlpine
Rizzoli New York, $55.00
March 2018
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


When I pored over this spectacular book, I had the same reaction I always have when I see Ray's work. Overwhelmed!

In his new design book, RAY BOOTH: EVOCATIVE INTERIORS, Ray shares his own home in Nashville, which is a masterpiece, along with homes in the Hamptons, Palm Beach, New York, Louisiana, and Texas.

The homes Ray designs are filled with windows, wood, and open spaces that meld with the outdoors. His use of antiques,  modern pieces, beautiful fabrics, sculpture, and art are breathtaking.

Imagine waking up each day and opening your draperies to all of the outdoors surrounding you.

Below are a few of the environment Ray has created.  ENJOY!












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