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Designers At Home

20130527-063000.jpg It was fun to arrive back from our New York trip to a table filled with new design books at the shop. There are quite a few fab titles out this season, but there were a few in particular that I was really excited to see. I will highlight others this week too, in addition to this gloriously visual book. ‘Designers At Home’ is a look inside the lives and homes of 50 interesting design folk, the likes of Amanda Nisbet (WK customer), Nicky Haslam, India Hicks, Bunny Williams, and Steven Gambrel. Written by Ronda Rice Carmen, who pens the popular blog, All The Best, which I have been a fan of for quite some time. What I love about this book is it is a look into how creative designers live. A home is such a personal thing, and I think you really see a designers real style by looking into their own home. They get to decorate it just how they want, without limitations. As Martha Stewart writes in the foreword, “I consider this volume a ‘look, study, learn’ book that is neither skimpy nor superficial, but generous and informative.” I had the pleasure of meeting Ronda a few weeks ago. I was working the floor of the Fine Home shop, looked up, and there she was. She was in town promoting her book and stopped in to do a little shopping. What a delightful person, and such a delight to meet her. This is a gem of a book.

Happy Memorial Day–may it be a day filled with remembrance, and all that you want it to be.