Monday, October 16, 2017

REVIEW: HOUSES THAT WE DREAMT OF: THE INTERIORS OF DELPHINE AND REED KRAKOFF



HOUSES THAT WE DREAMT OF:
The Interiors of Delphine and Reed Krakoff
by Delphine and Reed Krakoff
Rizzoli New York, $60.00
October 2017
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


To say that I am in love with this book is putting it mildly!  Every page of HOUSES THAT WE DREAMT OF: The Interiors of Delphine and Reed Krakoff is absolutely stunning.

There are 200 images of spectacular art, sculptures, textiles, antiques, furniture, lighting, personal possessions, and exterior photographs between the cover. ENJOY!









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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

REVIEW: OUTSIDE IN: THE GARDENS AND HOUSES OF TICHENOR & THORP



OUTSIDE IN: 
THE GARDENS AND HOUSES OF TICHENOR & THORP
by M. Brian Tichenor and Raun Thorp
Vendome Press, $60.00
October 2017
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass



The architecture and gardens in this book are stunning, and the interiors are filled with a mix of beautiful furnishings, textiles, art, sculpture, linens. The 272 pages are filled with beautiful images for you to enjoy.

M. Brian Tichenor and Raun Thorp create mediterranean and American style homes and gardens, many decorated and owned by West Coast AD interior designers.  Read in-depth essays describing their work.












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FROM CLASSIC TO CONTEMPORARY: DECORATING WITH CULLMAN AND KRAVIS - REVIEW



FROM CLASSIC TO CONTEMPORARY:
Decorating with Cullman and Kravis
Ellie Cullman and Tracy Pruzan
The Monacelli Press, $65.00
September 2017
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass



This is one of those books you spend hours poring over.  Every single page is absolutely beautiful. Cullman and Kravis have done a spectacular job here.  

A combination of eclectic design, the book is filled with something for everyone. Furniture and woodwork created from rich wood, beautiful art and textiles, and lovely window coverings.

From Classic to Contemporary: Decorating with Cullman and Kravis should be on your holiday gift giving list for friends and yourself.

There is  link to purchase at the end of this post.  ENJOY!













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Thursday, October 5, 2017

VERSAILLES




VERSAILLES: 
THE GREAT AND HIDDEN SPLENDORS OF THE SUN KING'S PALACE
by Catherine Pegard
Vendome New York $95.00
September 2017
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


I have never been fortunate enough to visit Versailles, but this stunning book has provided me with a much better picture of this magnificent place. This masterpiece is 272 pages of the work of the finest artists; from beautifully created ceilings and floors, to the sculptures, paintings, hand created textiles and linens, furniture, and more. Elaborate doesn't come close to describing the gathered rooms inside of this book.

Visit the private suits of Louis XV, Marie Antoinette and Madame de Pompadour's boudoirs, and the intimate room of Louis XVI. You will also view the galleries of Versailles, Hall of Mirrors, the Royal Chapel, the Orangerie, and Marie Antoinette's Hamlet, including photographs of secret apartments and mysterious chambers. 

The link to purchase this book is at the end of this post.  ENJOY!













Photography by the following in the order above.
1, 2) Thomas Garnier, 3, 4) Christophe Fouin, 5) Christian Miles, 6) Christophe Fouin, 7, 8) Didier Saulnier, 9) Thomas Garnier, 10) Didier Saulnier, 11) Christophe Fouin, 12) Didier Saulnier.


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

DAVID HICKS


David Hicks 
scrapbooks
Edited by Ashley Hicks
Vendome New York $75.00
September 2017
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


For those of you that have followed my blog, you know that I adore the work of David Hicks. His unique design aesthetic is filled with beautiful color, geometric prints, and his ability to create an eclectic mix of furniture design.  

His children, son Ashley Hicks; editor of this latest book, and daughter, India Hicks, have followed in his footsteps of flawless design and superb taste in all areas of interiors and fashion.


In this wonderful book, Ashley shares 300 pages of 24 large scrapbooks that David put together and documented. Press clippings, invitations, along with hundreds of photographs of family and friends such art Jackie Kennedy, Grace Kelly, and Andy Warhol cover each collage page.  His humor shows through in the many notes written by David himself.


This book means so much to me, and I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I have and will continue to do. 


The link to purchase this book is at the end of this post.  ENJOY!













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