Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Nora Murphy’s Country House Style: Making Your Home A County House





Nora Murphy's Country House Style:
Making Your Home A Country House
VENDOME, $35.00
September 2018
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


In this beautiful book by Nora Murphy, the author shares six lovely country homes in the mountains, in the country, by the sea, in a village, in the city, and in the woods. The looks range from elegant country to English cottage country to vintage farmhouse country to French country. 

With her extensive knowledge of country homes, Nora seeks to teach the beauty of these homes, and at the same time reminds us why a country home is so welcoming and beautiful. 

I have shared several of my favorite images below.  I hope that you will enjoy Nora’s book as much as I have. You may also want to read and view Nora’s work online and through social media.










About the Author


Nora studied interior design at the Fashion Institute of Technology.  She founded her own firm, providing interior design, architecture, and product illustration and soon began work as  a design project manager for Polo Ralph Lauren which led to her long career with Ethan Allen. She later launched Nora Murphy Country House.

Nora lives with her husband and son in Connecticut. 

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

INSPIRED DESIGN: THE 100 MOST IMPORTANT INTERIOR DESIGNERS OF THE PART 100 YEARS



INSPIRED DESIGN: 
THE 100 MOST
IMPORTANT INTERIOR DESIGNERS
OF THE PAST 100 YEARS
by Jennifer Boles 
VENDOME, $75.00
October 2018
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


can't say enough about this stunning book, written by fellow blogger Jennifer Boles, author of the fabulous blog, The Peak of Chic. Her work here is outstanding.

Opulence and grandeur are two words that come to mind when I think of ways to describe the over 400 pages and 350 images within. The fabrics, textures, fine art and antiques, yards of curtains, the finest of rugs, and the world most beautiful accessories fill each room.

100 years of the world's most talented designer's work is included in Inspired DesignThis is one for the holiday list, friends. 
ENJOY!








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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

PATRICK SUTTON: STORIED INTERIORS


PATRICK SUTTON;
STORIED INTERIORS
IMAGES, $55.00
October 2018
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


From the front cover to the back cover, this book is filled with beautiful rooms filled with an abundance of fabrics, upholstery, stunning pieces of furniture, rugs, textures, colors, art in many mediums, stone, wood, and marble. Patrick's many years of traveling with his travel journalist father and fashion model mother nurtured his talent as an architect and interior designer.

Below are a few of the images included in the over 200 pages of this lavish and extensive book are ten residences, and four hotels and restaurants. The designer takes us on a tour of each room, leaving no detail unturned.  

I spent hours poring over this book, and I hope that you also will add this too your library.  It is certainly a favorite of mine.  ENJOY!











ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Patrick Sutton is the founder of his namesake firm, Patrick Sutton. He has received the ICAA John Russell Pope Award for Outstanding Residential Design, was named the Boutique Hotel Designer of the year in 2017, and was awarded the Washington Designer's Choice Award for Hall of Fame of Interior Design in 2017.
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Monday, November 5, 2018

THE GARDENS OF BUNNY MELLON BY LINDA JANE HOLDEN



THE GARDENS OF BUNNY MELLON
by Linda Jane Holden
Photography by Roger Foley
Vendome, $60.00
October 2018
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


Linda Jane Holden did a wonderful job writing and gathering timeless images for this beautiful book, and she spent an enormous amount of time interviewing the gardener. The book is filled with gardens created by the talented Bunny Mellon.

Bunny landscaped gardens for friends which included the Kennedys, the White House, Hubert de Givenchy, gardens in Versailles, and Paris. Mrs. Mellon's personal gardens are also shared. Public and private gardens are also included in this must have book.

Below are just a few of the stunning images in this book. The link to purchase is below. ENJOY!








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Sunday, October 28, 2018

BUCKINGHAM PALACE: THE INTERIORS



BUCKINGHAM PALACE:
The Interiors
Text and Photography by Ashley Hicks
Rizzoli, $55.00
October 2018
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


Interior Designer and Artist, Ashley Hicks, takes us on a tour of the lavish Buckingham Palace. Home to the Royals, this palace is filled with stunning architecture, interior design, extensive gilding, an elaborate art collection, and furnishings and fabrics we can only dream of.

Regency, Victorian, and Edwardian styles are represented in the state rooms, drawing rooms, staircases, the Throne Room, The Ballroom, and other areas of the Palace.

Below are just a few of the breathtaking spaces.  ENJOY! 









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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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