August 2010

Designers Here and There

The Monacelli Press

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  • New York , NY

212.782.9000

Inside the City and Country Homes of America’s Top Decorators

abc Designers Here and There xyz begins with a very intriguing concept: interview some of this country’s greatest interior designers and get a glimpse of their primary residence along with their getaway or vacation home. The result is a stunning book where you get an unparalleled look at how the most accomplished decorators approach furnishing their home depending on whether it is for everyday or for leisurely weekends. I, for one, found it fascinating to take a look at where people choose to purchase a weekend home based on where they choose to live.

The photography is a true feast for the eye. Smaller than your average coffee table book, you will nonetheless wish to keep this book nearby because you will find yourself referring to it over and over again. There is something for every style and taste here, and abc Designers Here And There xyz will take you from San Francisco to Dallas to New York to South Beach. The chapters are arranged geographically from West Coast to East Coast for convenience. Now you do’t have to travel to enjoy some of the greatest locations the U.S. has to offer. abc Designers Here and There xyz is not just another “how designers decorate their own home” coffee table book. Whether you are able to afford your own decorator or Ikea is more your style, you will enjoy this lovely and easy read.

Reviewer: Monika Earle, FIDM Library Staff Member