Saturday, October 24, 2020

INSIDE MARRAKESH: ENCHANTING HOMESAND GARDENS BY MERYANNE LOUM-MARTIN


INSIDE MARRAKESH:
Enchanting Homes and Gardens
By Meryanne Loum-Martin
Photography by Jean Cazals
Rizzoli New York, $60.00
October 2020
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


My dream would be an invitation to choose ten pieces or art or furniture from the homes showcased in INSIDE MARRAKESH: Enchanting Homes and Gardens. From page one, the book is laden with beautiful furnishings, textiles, art, tile work, pottery, and fountains. 

Merryanne Loum-Martin moved to Marrakesh in 1985, and has chosen to make this beautiful place her home. Working with some of the most talented designers, she has helped create some of the most beautiful homes in the world. 

Below are some of the stunning rooms in the rustic and refined homes in this book. ENJOY! 






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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

NICOLEHOLLIS: CURATED INTERIORS BY NICOLE HOLLIS

 

NICOLEHOLLIS:
CURATED INTERIORS
by Nicole Hollis
Photography by Douglas Friedman 
and Laure Joliet
Rizzoli New York, $60.00
October 2020
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


NICOLEHOLLIS: CURATED INTERIORS is absolutely stunning. Some would refer to Nicole’s work as modern, but chic is how I would describe it. Using subtle furnishings and materials, art, collectibles, furnishings, and beautiful textiles, the rooms she creates are breathtaking. 

The homes Nicole designed in the country, city, and coastal areas bring simplicity and style together. Depending on the location, the neutral and monochromatic spaces are friendly to the chosen environment.

Below are several of the rooms you will see here. ENJOY! 







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Friday, October 9, 2020

INDIA HICKS: AN ENTERTAINING STORY BY INDIA HICKS


INDIA HICKS: 
AN ENTERTAINING STORY
by India Hicks
Foreword by Brooke Shields
Rizzoli New York, $50.00
September 2020
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


 India Hicks is no stranger to beautiful surroundings. Her father was the uber-talented David Hicks, and it was his book that started my collection of design books. India is living a more laid back life, with laid back surroundings, but the skills she learned growing up can be seen in everything she touches. 


This book, India Hicks: An Entertaining Story, is absolutely beautiful. Each page is filled with lovely memories and beautiful design. Add recipes, menus, and a go-to guide for planning any get together, this book has it all. Visit sections on cocktails, lunch, dinner, breakfast, tea, picnics, birthdays, and Christmas. This is the book!


Below are a few images you will find in the book. I hope that you ENJOY!








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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

 

DREAM MAKERS: 
BESPOKE CELEBRATIONS
by Guendalina Litta
Foreword by Axel Vervoordt 
Photography by Michael Ferire
Rizzoli New York, $85.00
November 2020
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


Have you ever dreamed of going behind-the-scenes during the construction of a fabulous party? 
 You can do just that while browsing the beautiful book Dream Makers: Bespoke Celebrations.


You will see how a party theme comes to life bringing together the location, ambiance, settings, surroundings, and style. See the components used to create different wonderlands. 


A sought after event planner, Guendalina Litta shares her expertise in art and design throughout this book, transporting the reader into a different world. 


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









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Saturday, October 3, 2020

A PLACE CALLED HOME: PRINT | COLOUR | PATTERN: BY CATH KIDSTON

 

A PLACE CALLED HOME:
PRINT | COLOUR | PATTERN
by Cath Kidston 
Rizzoli New York, $45.00
September 2020
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


When I was poring over the lovely book Cath Kidston: A Place Called Home: Print | Colour | Pattern, I felt like I was at my mother’s home. It was so cozy and filled with old and new, arranged in a unique way. 


The cabinets, kitchen, and bathrooms reminded me of my maternal grandmother and grandfather’s home. They lived in the country, and the home had a pond, cows, and a lovely garden with flowers and vegetables. You get my gist, I felt at home. 


Cath’s home is filled with glassware, tons of china, linens, old furniture, rugs, and quaint cabinets. There is a cozy look and feel to this art filled home, and I really love the way it was planned and redone. 


Below are a few of the rooms in Cath and her husband’s abode. I hope that you ENJOY! 









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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

A HOME FOR ALL SEASONS: GRACIOUS LIVING & STYLISH ENTERTAINING BY DANIELLE ROLLINS


A HOME FOR ALL SEASONS:
GRACIOUS LIVING & 
STYLISH ENTERTAINING
by Danielle Rollins
Foreword by Miles Redd
Rizzoli New York, $50.00
September 2020
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


I have gone over this review several times, and I cannot come up with a description worthy of Danielle’s style and talent.  Her brilliance in entertaining and design is just breathtaking. 


I have been following Danielle’s work for many years, writing about her homes and her entertaining, watching her grow and tackle life in an admirable way.  Making a house a home is a difficult undertaking on its own, but designing that home to welcome and entertain friends and family is a venture. 


I will be honest, I haven’t been able to put this book down. It is absolute perfection.  The silver, linens, china, crystal, flowers, accessories, textiles, wallpaper, paint, furnishings, art, and overall interior design are spectacular. 


Danielle’s entertaining skills are second to none. The tablescapes, meals, drinks, and deserts are delicious and beautiful. Whether indoors or out, she creates masterpieces. 


Below are a few images from A Home For All Seasons:Gracious Living & Stylish Entertaining. I hope that you will ENJOY! 








 

 


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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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