Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Textbook Tuesday | Island Hopping



Another week brings another gorgeous fall book review! There are SO many amazing new design titles being released, particularly from publisher Vendome Press; I've got a few that I'm going to progressively add to my library and I will share them with you as I do. Island Hopping by designer Amanda Lindroth collides the relaxed Carribean lifestyle with the polished colonial vibe of the Southern states (photography by Tria Giovan and illustrations by Aldous Bertram). This large-scale hardcover book is stunningly wrapped in a faux raffia cover on front and back, the perfect dose of texture for your coffee table styling! And we all know the cover is as important as what is on the inside when it comes to design books:


One of the main reasons I wanted to add this specific book to my collection was the fact that Amanda's design firm has been based in Nassau since 2010, and my husband and I visited the island as well as the neighboring island of Exuma in 2014 and fell in love with it! The Caribbean is truly a beautiful place, a place I hope to return to sooner than later.

Amanda's extensive portfolio proves she's making the islands even MORE beautiful with her stunning work. I remember first laying eyes on the room below as published in House Beautiful, what a stunner with it's hand painted trompe l'oeil wall murals (done by the same artist, Aldous Bertram, who was commissioned for the book illustrations. He has a PhD from Cambridge in the influence of China on English garden design and architecture - that's impressive to say the least!).

Stunning illustration by Aldous Bertram

There are 25 projects featured, and all of the spaces presented in this tome show off Amanda's airy, relaxed, indoor-outdoor aesthetic:




I love that these projects lend to a colorful relaxed island vibe, but somehow at the same time Amanda accomplishes a tailored and 'put-together' look that could be just as at home in a city apartment.

Not only is Amanda the go-to designer of island dwellers, she has a second studio and shop in Palm Beach and has recently launched the Amanda Lindroth Collection, a line of raffia and rattan housewares, totes, and furniture. It really is a visual equivalent of a Caribbean getaway! You can see more of Amanda's porfolio here, and purchase your copy of Island Hopping here.



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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wallpaper Wednesday | Jasper Peony


 Jasper Peony in the Barley colorway at Tory Burch

It's mid-week and I'm setting a personal record of blogging more than once this week! :) Truth is that I am off of work and on maternity leave now, but baby has yet to arrive so I've got a tiny bit of time to myself. It's been a restful few days and when baby makes his debut I will be sure to fill you in. For today - an indulgent look into another favorite wallpaper, Jasper Peony. Designed by decorative artist Adam Calkin, this large scale modern Chinoiserie print is perfectly pretty (Carleton V Ltd. in the USA and Lewis & Wood in the UK).

I fell madly in love with this wallcovering after seeing it in person last year at our Vancouver Tory Burch boutique (you may have seen me post a hidden jib door covered in it on my instagram!). Since then I take notice every time I see it installed, and in every colorway it's beautiful:

Mocha colorway at Tory Burch



I am a tad bit obsessed, do you love it too? I keep dreaming up places I could use it! What colorway would you choose if you could only choose one?? See more product details for Jasper Peony here.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Textbook Tuesday | Brian Gluckstein | The Art of Home

Internationally renowned designer Brian Gluckstein has given us a printed collection of his work, and I couldn't be more excited to dive into this one as my first book review for fall. Growing up in Canada, there was little media attention on interior design - but Brian was a constant influence and being exposed to his work through television and other means helped me realize my own love for design at a young age. The Art of Home showcases so many of those mind-shaping projects of which I poured over every tiny detail, and so you can imagine how happy I am to have them all in one place now!

The book features luxe yet liveable spaces that I think you will agree are exceptionally timeless. Each chapter focuses in on a project, from a 'tailored beach house' to a 'historic manse' to the designers own home (truly my favorite part of the book!). In the introduction, we even get a peek at the exterior and interiors of the Toronto-based office of Gluckstein Design located in a 19th century Georgian former printing house.


In each project we see how Brian melds contemporary design with traditional. My favorite mix. And it's truly showcased the best in his own stunning home. This would really be a perfect gift for any design-lover on your list. I was so happy to read through and find that it's also a practical, informative guide on how to transform and style your own home. 



The beautifully photographed projects are complimented throughout with anecdotes from the designer, inspiring quotes and design tips to take away from. Truly an inspirational body of work from Canada's best, I highly recommend this one as a must-add to your design library! If you've already grabbed a copy I'd love to hear what you think, and if you haven't you can order here

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