Design Inspiration from Around the World: Made to Measure, Hotel Chic at Home, Signature Spaces

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There are so many new design books this season that are really speaking to me with their global inspiration. Here are three of my favorites which I know will speak to you too.

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Made to Measure, Meyer Davis, Architecture and Interiors by Will Meyer and Gray Davis with Dan Shaw (Veondome Press, October, 2016) showcases the work of the talented duo who have created hundreds of private homes as well as public spaces in the fashion, travel and design worlds. Their luxurious modern aesthetic is notable in particular for the employment of an unconventional mix of materials. Naturally I am particularly drawn to their designs for hotels such as 1 Hotel South Beach and the Paramount in New York. Atlanta residents will also be interested to know they are behind the interiors for St. Cecilia and King & Duke which are undeniably two of the city’s best-designed restaurants. The hundreds of photographs in Made to Measure beautifully illustrate that Meyer Davis are masters at clean and tailored designs that are equally warm and personal.

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For more details, please visit Vendome Press.

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Next up is the book I would have liked to have written.

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As you know, hotels are my greatest source of design inspiration and I’m always bringing ideas back home from my travels. So Hotel Chic at Home by Sara Bliss (Monacelli Press, November 2016) is truly speaking my language. Bliss guides us through some of the most inviting boutique hotels around the world designed by world-renowned names such as Roman and Williams, Ilse Crawford and Kelly Wearstler. She then extracts hundreds of ideas from these hotels for maximizing and enhancing the spaces in our own homes. I wholeheartedly agree with her that the best hotel designs are transportive and she covers a wide range of styles from industrial and hipster to opulent and glamorous so there is something to suit every mood.

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For more information, please visit Monacelli Press.

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Last but not least is Signature Spaces, Well-Traveled Interiors by Paolo Moschino & Philip Vergeylen, Photography by Simon Upton (Vendome Press, November, 2016).

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In case you aren’t familiar with the London-based duo, they are behind the world renowned Studio Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Limited which is responsible for some of the most sumptuous interiors around the world as well as their own furniture, fabrics and accessories. Signature Spaces presents a stunning collection of their projects and the photos below are just the tip of the iceberg. It is positively teeming with one exquisite home after another as well as plenty of rich details from city apartments, country estates and everything in between. But what is equally intriguing is the peek into the inspiration behind their work; everything from the work of Francis Bacon to the life of Cecil Beaton and inspirational quotes are referenced throughout Signature Spaces. For that reason, it just may be my favorite book of the season, if not the past many seasons.

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For more information, please visit Vendome Press.

(Review copies were provided by the publishers.)

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