Poetry of Place

In my mind, McAlpine is a name synonymous with excellent architecture. Bobby McAlpine’s new book, Poetry of Place highlights his exceptional range of architectural talent. His work is undoubtedly timeless. He builds houses that look as if they have been there for years, yet still possess a fresh curb appeal. McAlpine understands that each house tells the story of how it became a home. In this book, McAlpine shares that story from his poignant voice. He takes you through the process of having a vision and brings it to life through beautiful photographs of his masterful work.

This book exemplifies that beauty must first come from the heart before it can be made into a home. That is the most gorgeous poetry of all.

Click here to purchase: Poetry of Place: The New Architecture and Interiors of McAlpine

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McAlpine understands how to beautifully transition exteriors into interiors. This photo captures how his architectural details compliment the exterior landscape.

Gorgeous checkerboard floors and wood paneling. This home will look just as stunning in the next 1,000 years.

I love the light, contrast, and fresh ambience of this kitchen.

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This just embodies the great detail in every aspect of McAlpine’s design.

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I love how this bathroom brings the outdoors inside with beautiful greenery shining through the chic windows.
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From Classic to Contemporary

I have always admired the work of Cullman & Kravis, but I must say that their new book From Classic to Contemporary: Decorating with Cullman & Kravis is very inspiring. I have always adored their ability to take beautiful pieces of modern and abstract art and juxtapose them against richly timeless interiors and fabrics. The book highlights their ability to transcend one specific genre of design. They beautifully curate a space that is every bit classical as it is current, mastering that art of timeless spaces without loosing a fresh ambience.

From Classic to Contemporary: Decorating with Cullman & Kravis  is a coffee table must! Each time I pick it up, I find myself more inspired. Here is a preview to inspire you today! Happy Tuesday!

Link to buy:

From Classic to Contemporary: Decorating with Cullman & Kravis

by Elissa Cullman and Tracey Pruzan

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A super chic outdoor entertaining space.

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Could you imagine any space happier to grow in?!

Cullman & Kravis From Classic to Contemporary 8 A gilded marble table stands out in this hallway with gorgeous art. Cullman & Kravis From Classic to Contemporary 9The perfect amount of texture, contrast, and color.

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Every bit modern and class, but yet all perfectly chic.

Haute Bohemians

I recently reviewed the incredible new book by Miguel Flores-Vianna, Haute Bohemians. It was a visual delight to see all of his organically chic photography in one place. His eye for what makes a space beautiful is unparalleled in his industry. He captures grand spaces and charming atmospheres through his lens of chic. I enjoyed every minute going through the coffee table book that will surely be one for the books- literally. If you need the definition of haute bohemian, you will surely understand it once you have gone through this gem. Be sure to order Tuesday when it is released!

Purchase here:  Haute Bohemians 

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Scrapbooks by David Hicks

David Hicks is a name synonymous with design. Once, he even proclaimed himself as “undoubtedly the best-known interior designer in the world.” He clearly was right on target. Hicks left his timeless and unique stamp on the design world and kept a meticulous scrapbook of his career in the industry. His son, Ashley Hicks, has revealed a phenomenal book that allows the world a glimpse into his father’s beautiful scrapbooks (his daughter is India Hicks). The book showcases the trailblazing talent of a man connected to royalty with a visionary mind for design- think bold colors, contemporary art, and the perfect combination of antique and contemporary . His life was one well-lived and chicly design. Don’t miss your own personal peek into the life of David Hicks, when Scrapbooks comes out September 26th!

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The cover of this incredibly chic book

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 I love the glimpse of personal life and design life.

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That entry is just as relevant today as it was then.

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Out East

Summertime often evokes images of hedged lawns, bright blue pools, and shingled houses flanked by hydrangeas. Of course, what I am describing pretty much summarizes the homes out east. Even if you don’t have a chance to make your way to the coastal chic shores of the Hamptons, you can now transport yourself in a beautiful new book appropriately titled, Out East: Houses and Gardens of The Hamptons, written in an eloquent and inviting format by Jennifer Ash Rudick, a Southampton resident.

Out East takes you through some of the most historically well-known and picturesque homes of the Hamptons. From Harry and Laura Slatkin’s beautiful blue & white haven, to the completely redesigned and historically preserved home that formerly belonged to Millicent Rogers, Out East captures the beauty and the story behind one of the most coveted areas of the world.

Here is a sneak peak of Out East: Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons. The book is available July 11th.

To purchase: click here

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All photos by Tria Giovan.

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