‘Tis the season to elevate your coffee table game, and what better place to start than with a festive Amazon haul? Get ready to unwind in style during the holiday downtime, whether you’re flying solo or hosting a gathering. To make your selection a breeze, I’ve curated a non-affiliate top 10 list of the hottest design books – a stylish lineup that includes some of the brilliant minds who graced Texas Design Week in Dallas. Happy reading, holiday shopping and decorating! [Read more…] about Top Ten Coffee Table Books for the Holiday Season
The Mid-Century Modern design style emerged in the mid-20th century, roughly from the 1930s to the 1960s. It is characterized by clean lines, simplicity, and a focus on functionality. This design movement is known for its influence on architecture, interior design, furniture, and industrial design. It continues to be highly popular and influential to this day. [Read more…] about Exploring the History and Influence of the Mid-Century Modern Style
Pietro Cicognani was born in Bologna, Italy, and grew up in Rome. He studied at Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, the School of Visual Arts and Columbia University, where he now teaches. He founded his NYC architectural firm in 1985 with Ann Kalla (1956-2009).
His best friend, Isabella Rossellini, says this of him:
” Pietro’s curiosity pushes him to acquire vast troves of information, which he uses as the source of his many architectural solutions and creativity. His artistry is cultivated, refined, and full of cultural references, but it also has the same irreverence and joyfulness as his laughter. “
It is clear that this architect LOVES what he does. [Read more…] about Pietro Cicognani Architecture and Design
INSIDE MARRAKESH Enchanting Homes and Gardens By Meryanne Loum-Martin is just the vacation we need this holiday season. The author is an international tastemaker, designer, and hotel owner who has designed porcelain dinnerware for Meissen, and an outdoor furniture collection. The Marrakesh local since the age of 30 (a Parisian of Senegalese and West Indian descent) is without a doubt well connected to give us this tour of of stunning properties of some of the world’s leading design connoisseurs, which include Yves Saint Laurent’s and Pierre Berge’s- Dar El-Hanch (House of the Snake) and Villa Oasis.
Any book on Moroccan design would be incomplete without a hearty nod to [Read more…] about INSIDE MARRAKESH Enchanting Homes and Gardens By Meryanne Loum-Martin
You may have seen her work in Elle Décor, Luxe Interiors, and Architectural Digest, the furniture she has designed for McGuire, or her lighting for Phoenix Day. With over 250 photographs by Douglas Friedman and Laure Joliet, Hollis’s new book is a show stopper- a must have for your cocktail table or design library, and a great gift for holiday season. Pilar Viladas’ fantastic introduction serves as amuse bouche to the visual feast that ensues.
She aptly describes Hollis’ style: “her interiors show no cozy clutter, no riot of color, and no rush to embrace [Read more…] about Curated Interiors by Nicole Hollis