Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Old School

Charm School by Emma Bazilian & Stephanie Diaz

A new interior design book is about to be released that many of us will be adding to our library.

More than 250 rooms by iconic designers―the definitive illustrated handbook on timeless, traditional decorating for modern living.

Chintz, wicker, ruffles, and skirts: Old-school decorating details are making a comeback in a fresh, new way thanks to a crop of designers putting their own unique spin on the classics. Join Schumacher, the legendary design company, for a tour of spaces that meld an appreciation for the past with an eye to the future. Incorporating many of Schumacher’s iconic textiles and wallcoverings, luminary interior designers illustrate how to breathe new life into traditional design to create chic, modern, swoon-worthy rooms to inspire and emulate. From cozy canopied beds to cheeky needlepoint pillows, it’s granny-chic for the next generation.

Charm School features rooms by contemporary icons of interior design, including Miles Redd, Celerie Kemble, and Mark D. Sikes, as well as storied decorators like Mario Buatta, Sister Parish, and Billy Baldwin.

Chapters comprise visually exuberant explorations of topics such as chintz & florals, wicker & rattan, bed hangings, skirts, decorative painting, treillage, collecting, table settings, and more.

Content Director Emma Bazilian and Art Director Stephanie Diaz dive into the old-school decorating techniques that are making a comeback in a fresh, new way. From cozy canopied beds and cheeky needlepoint pillows to treasured personal collections and antique furniture, the book guides readers on how to execute traditional design for the next generation. Chapters are filled with timeless spaces by designers like Ashley Whittaker, Markham Roberts, Celerie Kemble, Rita Konig and more, as well as looks back at the work of legendary talents like Sister Parish and Mario Buatta who continue to inspire today. Each room illustrates the successful ways in which today’s decorators are melding an appreciation for the past with an eye towards the future.

 The title will be released on March 8th. 

Charm School

It is available on pre-order here. I have ordered my copy and can't wait for it to arrive. I love interior design books and this will be a great addition.

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