BOOKS | on design
~October 2008. "Michael Smith reveals the method of his design magic. Offering thoughtful ideas and practical advice, the designer walks the reader through his process, from the gathering of resource material, expertly pairing simpler and grander elements, perfecting the editing process, to knowing when a room is finished".
An inspiring book featuring the designer's former Bel Air home and an amazing Palladian-inspired house in Encinal Bluff, California.
~January 2009. Michael Taylor Interior Design. "The life and work of the groundbreaking interior designer and inventor of the "California Look." One of the most innovative, imitated, and internationally respected design icons of the twentieth century, Michael Taylor brought with him a new vision that changed California's, and the profession's, approach to interiors".
Michael Taylor Interior Design - So much interior design goodness in one book! An interesting and entertaining foreword by one of my other favorite interior designers, Rose Tarlow
~July 2005. "The career of Frances Adler Elkins (1888-1953), sister of renowned Chicago architect David Adler, spanned more than three decades. An avant-garde decorator and arbiter of taste, Elkins was celebrated for inspired designs that integrated various periods and styles, from country French to chinoiserie to art deco, and featured furnishings by such modern designers as Jean-Michel Frank and Alberto Giacometti. This book offers a tour of twenty-nine luxurious Elkins interiors..."
Traditional Home Signature Style
The Collected Tabletop by Kathryn Greeley
The Home Within Us by Bobby McAlpine