Still I get excited when I get a new book. I just got Axel Vervoordt's new book "Living With Light" published by Flammarion. From the press release: "Following the best seller Axel Vervoordt: Timeless Interiors, this volume of twenty new interiors expands on the Vervoordt vision for creating exceptional homes that combine natural elements, antiques, and fine art."
This is an elegant, sophisticated, refined book. At first I thought, what does it have to do with my little piece of swamp? There are interiors of castles, and grand homes in Europe, London, and New York, places I will never set foot it, or have will I ever have the means to hire the fabulous Axel Vervoordt as a designer.
But the beauty is we can have him through his books. As I leafed through the pages, I realized there are many things we mere mortals can takeaway. Obviously the gorgeous photography by Laziz Hamani transports you to another world, and the book written by Axel Vervoordt, text by Michael Gardner draws you in.
Add this to your collection of design books, and look at it as a master class in restraint with depth, and how the play of light works in shaping a design.
Here are a few things you can takeaway.
|Entry hall simplicity - Note the off center placement of objects -photography by Laziz Hamani|
|No rugs or curtains - photography by Laziz Hamani|
|Fill a surface with a gazillion pillar candles - photography by Laziz Hamani|
|One bowl one piece of art - photography by Laziz Hamani|
|See - I did it at my house|
|Two chandeliers and dining chairs at different heights - photography by Laziz Hamani|
|Dazzling Blue is the 2014 Color of the Year - Paint the walls or just add a blue work of art - photography by Laziz Hamani|
|Skirt your dining room table to the floor; mix antiques chairs with modern art - photography by Laziz Hamani|
|All you need is one interesting chair in this gorgeous light - photography by Laziz Hamani|
|After I looked at Living With Light, I edited this credenza down to a few basics|
Axel Vervoordt: Living with Light
Written by Axel Vervoordt, Text by Michael Gardner, Photographed by Laziz Hamani
- October 22, 2013
- House & Home - Decorating
- 10 x 11-1/4
Photos courtesy of Rizzoli who distributes the book
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