Home Inspiration Books
This seventh book in the Gibbs Smith flower series is filled with the perfume of love and memories of home. Lilacs are frequently associated with the Easter holiday, which occurs during the peak of its bloom time. Lilacs have been a source of inspiration for artists throughout history; Impressionists Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet both made famous paintings depicting the beauty of lilacs. Lilacs are ubiquitous both within curated gardens and in the wild. They became a popular garden flower choice in the eighteenth century, particularly across North America, and lingering shrubs and blooms in the wild are a telltale indication of where earlier dwellings might have stood.
With exclusive projects and new photography, Vibrant Interiors features the best of Andrea Schumacher Interiors. Inviting, imaginative homes that draw the viewer in and ignite the desire to see more, ultimately revealing Andrea’s creativity and skill at developing energetic, exuberant, personality-filled interiors. Regardless of location or style, the skillfully designed homes are layered with a well-balanced mix of complexity and simplicity; sophisticated yet playful; layered but minimal. This dynamic interplay is compelling, unexpected, and creates conversation. In her debut interior design book, Vibrant Interiors, Andrea explores her creativity and ability to transform interior spaces into something unique for each client.
At Home On The Water
The idea of a retreat—a place removed from one’s daily stressors, a secluded haven to be enjoyed by family--is more appealing than it has been in decades. But second homes are far from a novel concept. Families have built retreats since the late 1800s, when the well-to-do began to construct reprieves in coastal areas to escape the combustive atmosphere of city life. Homes on the water have been coveted and cherished for their particular restorative qualities. In an oceanside house, one can’t help but pause to contemplate the view. At Home on the Water offers a history of coastal living and features twelve homes on the water on both coasts and the gulf. This stunning title focuses on both the design of the homes and the way the homeowners live in them, embellished by interviews with homeowners, designers, and/or architects.
The New Traditional
Barclay Butera presents new work through 15 homes and tells the story of the new traditional style. As Barclay say, “Good design to me is a combination of yours, mine and ours. I believe there should be history in a room, whether it be a piece of art, a vintage rug or a family heirloom.” In The New Traditional Barclay shares homes with an artful inclusion of heritage pieces that blend seamlessly alongside distinctive furnishings, pattern-on-pattern fabrics and bold textures – all elements of Barclay’s iconic style. Butera cites the power of living in a beautiful environment and the positive effect of surrounding yourself with the things you love has on you. Classic design with a fresh twist – flawlessly integrated into traditional, transitional and contemporary interiors alike, these homes emphasize alluring architecture, luxurious furnishings and intricate craftsmanship to be enjoyed daily by their owners.