07 November 2017

How They Decorated THIRD PRINTING, Just in time for the HOLIDAYS!

So... How They Decorated is headed to its Third Printing! As I write this post it is being printed in Italy.

UPDATE
ACTUALLY BACK IN STOCK AT AMAZON NOVEMBER 14


That's Great, but that also means you can not get a copy tomorrow-tomorrow.
If you are looking to buy on AMAZON, or perhaps even your corner BOOKSTORE you can Pre-Order or Request a copy.


It would definitely be a wonderful gift to give for the Holidays! I just spoke to senior design students about the book at the end of October-Great fun to return to my alma mater, Meredith College, to talk about my career in interior design and my book-process & inspiration.
More about that in another post.

If You Purchase A Copy-PRE-ORDER, send me your address via email HERE.
I have Rizzoli bookplates and I can sign it, along with a message, or the name of the Recipient. There is a box for you to add a message with those details. Leave your address in the note-your info will not be published!






27 October 2017

Cathy Graham's SECOND BLOOM

my beautiful SECOND BLOOM book wrapped beautifully,
 and accompanied by a journal and all of it packed in a SECOND BLOOM gift box.

'tis the season of books, and there are more to come here at little augury.
today's book is special–unique to all the books that have emerged this Fall.
If I envy anything, it's the ability to paint, illustrate, render. Artist Cathy Graham has the knack, not just that, but artistry.





Cathy Graham amongst her paints


It's obviously a joy to her, it's easy to see from the work. There's Joy in each color–stroke–and embellishment of her book SECOND BLOOM!

I started following Cathy on Instagram and was immediately drawn to her portraits–her talent for capturing the likenesses of the personalities I've been fascinated with for many years. They are instantly recognizable–a true art!



 I snagged these from Cathy's instagram page, they can be seen in the book but not close up. See what I mean? Coco & Vreeland, Voila!




in Cathy's studio
I adore all of those perfectly sharpened pencils!


Her book SECOND BLOOM takes you on a visual journey focusing on setting tables with great joie de vivre, a touch a whimsy, a soupçon of humor, and of course flowers that are romantic, abundant, and carry her own stamp of individuality. Her mentor was the great Robert Isabel, so it's no wonder Cathy has embraced the Art of the Table. She's a noted hostess with a way of entertaining effortlessly according to Joanna Coles who writes the foreword to the book. Coles also cherishes the handmade invitations Graham sends to her dinner parties.




I found the beautiful rooms Cathy designs her flowers in & for-well-just beautiful!  I was looking beyond her flowers to see the "trees," as it were. She has a light, deft touch in her rooms–just like her illustrations. Look at her interiors, so feminine and warm. She mentions in the book nothing ever changes–she never re-does things. When it's time to replace something due to wear, she uses the same fabric. I love this philosophy.




Spring at Graham's New York townhouse






   Summer in Nantucket 
a heavenly bath and dressing table




At table...
with summer's citrusy colors



& back to New York for Christmas...

It seems SECOND BLOOM is the beginning of a creative boon for Cathy. I spied a candle in the works on her instagram page, she currently has a paper goods and stationery line, and a collaboration with Charmajesty linens, here, for the most adorable PJS, just in time for the holidays, and there's more in the works, but
FIRST track down SECOND BLOOM, its available at Vendome here, and there's a special slipcase edition at Bergdorf Goodman.




Follow Cathy on instagram if you want to keep up, and her website here, & more of her products here.
The book is published by Vendome, authored by Cathy Graham & Alexis Clark, with photographs by Quentin Bacon & Andrew Ingalls.


All photographs used with permission from VENDOME





22 October 2017

AT HOME WITH DOGS AND THEIR DESIGNERS

A great new must-have book has just arrived on my desk written by the prolific author Susanna Salk!
It's a topic we all LOVE,
DOGS &
DESIGN.

Design explorer, videographer, and fellow blogger Stacey Bewkes author of Quintessence has photographed most of the images. The photographs were taken on her visits with Susanna and their AT HOME WITH...video series. While exploring the homes of designers it was obvious that dogs rule the roost—a book was an obvious next step.

Designer Robert Couturier writes the foreword and the designers tell their own stories, with a little help from their friends. Charlotte Moss pens a letter to her two dogs, & Schuyler Samperton serenades her Tricky  Some dogs are pampered—well most are—well all are. That's quite alright, my Zetta is much the same. She has the run of the house—my bed is her bed, the two guest beds are her beds too.

It's amusing to see how these dogs live, not to mention how their owners live with them.


at Brian McCarthy's
darling DAISY MCCARTHY-SAGER
POODLE MIX



at Steven Gambrel's
the yar SAILOR ANDERSON GAMBREL
LABRADOODLE



at Bunny Williams'
Classicist ANNABELLE
TERRIER MIX


Windsor Smith's
big SUR
GERMAN SHEPHERD



at Jonathan Alder's
foxy FOXY LADY
MUTT





This is one that will go to the dogs—and certainly every dog lover
& any omission of my Zetta is not taken personally—

at least not by Me, while Zetta, the mountain cur might feel a bit differently.

holding a grudge ZETTA
MOUNTAIN CUR
(photos by her mistress)

this delightful book comes from Rizzoli, with thanks.


13 October 2017

How They Decorated in CA.

The first few days of October took me out to the West Coast—speaking at the Virginia Robinson Gardens and a book signing there, and then off to Montecito to a book signing and a visit with a wonderful fellow blogger friend for years Penelope Bianchi. It was a great week to meet, to catch up with, and to talk about how they decorated.

SCENES FROM BEVERLY HILLS












MONTECITO BOOK SIGNING
AT THE HOME OF PENELOPE BIANCHI








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