3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 29 August 2013
You can almost always guarantee that American decor and design books will feature fussy, overstuffed, overdecorated and overcomplicated interiors. Ugh! But not this high quality, beautifully produced and interestingly written book.
Whilst most of the houses featured in the book are located in America many of them have been designed and decorated by well known European designers with a great deal of subtlety and lightness of touch.
That's not to say that the owners have not spent an enormous amount of money in achieving this look but very many of the ideas can easily be copied and applied on a smaller and more economical scale.
I have hundreds of interior design, decoration and architectural books. This is one of the best and most interesting of them.
As David Hicks, one of the greatest interior designer of all time said, 'good taste has nothing whatsoever to do with money'.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 26 December 2012
As a long time fan of Veranda (my all time favourite magazine) to say I eagerly awaited this book was an understatement and I wasn't disappointed when it arrived. It was larger than expected and makes the ideal coffee table book. As expected there were photos of the homes from the magazine but the choice of homes and larger photos made it more than worthwhile. Anyone interested in decorating and good taste this is a must!