I’ve been chomping at the bit for a perfect moment to enjoy the bold new design book, Tom Scheerer Decorates. Scheerer is one of my all time design heros, so I knew this wasn’t exactly a casual bedtime read or quickly-flip-through-and-look book. Oh no, this experience had to be savored in just the right way and therefore, required the following ingredients:
- freshly brewed cup of coffee (in favorite mug)
- quiet house
- comfy spot
- no email, text, chicken cluck, or phone call interruptions
Do you know what a rarity this combination is in my life? Husband and I decided to use our super tag team powers so I could enjoy this rare and cherished moment. I packed lunches, braided hair like a maniac, and tended to the hens all before coffee. Then husband whisked away with all the kids for school earlier than usual.
And this was perfection.
First of all the book is big, but not crazy huge, so you can comfortably hold it while enjoying all the details of every room. Page after page was pure inspiration. Could I pick a favorite room? A favorite home? Nope. Impossible. Each space is loaded with Scheerer’s signature style of tradition peppered with texture, comfort, color, and an element of surprise. I did perk up whenever I spotted any of his work poised near a body of water. Such as this home in Maine which I’ve been intrigued with for years. Finally got to read all about it and see more of the home. It does not disappoint.
Also loved this home in Harbour Island, Bahamas. The clients live in London most of the year, and the husband is from a French family known for its maisons extraordinaires. This home is a must see. Although you may faint from inhaling the fumes of design perfection.
Everything about this book inspires – I plan to go over it again and again. It’s a wonderful addition to my growing design book collection. I highly recommend grabbing a copy. You can find it here. Thanks to Meghan at The Vendome Press, who kindly sent this to me as a gift : )
[photography by Francesco Lagnese]