Saturday, May 19, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: CHARLOTTE MOSS ENTERTAINS: CELEBRATIONS AND EVERYDAY OCCASIONS




CHARLOTTE MOSS ENTERTAINS:
Celebrations and Everyday Occasions
Rizzoli New York, $50.00
April 2018
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass



In Charlotte's tenth book, CHARLOTTE MOSS ENTERTAINS: Celebrations and Everyday Occasions, there is a huge gathering of beautiful!  Choosing only a small number of images to share was torture.

From floral arrangements, interior design, and stunning tablescapes and delicious meals, Charlotte Moss has it covered.  Her impeccable use of linens, china, silver, crystal, paper, stories, and an abundance of images make this book a must have. 

This is by all means one of my favorite design books.  Is there anything Charlotte Moss can't do? Absolutely not!

Below are just a few of the stunning images in this book.  ENJOY!










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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: RAY BOOTH: EVOCATIVE INTERIORS



RAY BOOTH: EVOCATIVE INTERIORS
with Judith Nasatir
Foreword by Bobby McAlpine
Rizzoli New York, $55.00
March 2018
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


When I pored over this spectacular book, I had the same reaction I always have when I see Ray's work. Overwhelmed!

In his new design book, RAY BOOTH: EVOCATIVE INTERIORS, Ray shares his own home in Nashville, which is a masterpiece, along with homes in the Hamptons, Palm Beach, New York, Louisiana, and Texas.

The homes Ray designs are filled with windows, wood, and open spaces that meld with the outdoors. His use of antiques,  modern pieces, beautiful fabrics, sculpture, and art are breathtaking.

Imagine waking up each day and opening your draperies to all of the outdoors surrounding you.

Below are a few of the environment Ray has created.  ENJOY!












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Saturday, March 31, 2018

AMY'S BAKING YEAR: SEASONAL RECIPES FROM BRITAIN'S YOUNGEST BAKER



I wanted to share this lovely book, Amy's Baking Year: Seasonal Recipes fro Britain's Youngest Baker. The book includes recipes such as beet-dyed smoked salmon, dill deviled eggs, cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and so much more.  

You will also notice that Amy is modeling the beautiful pajamas from Charmajesty and entertaining while showcasing their lovely linens.

Be sure to follow the link to purchase the book.  Good luck, Amy!  You certainly got started early!

ENJOY!













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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

REVIEW: GET IT TOGETHER!: AN INTERIOR DESIGNER'S GUIDE TO CREATING YOUR BEST LIFE



GET IT TOGETHER!:
An Interior Designer's Guide 
to Creating Your Best Life
by Orlando Soria
Photography by Zeke Ruelas
Prestel, $39.95
April 2018
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass



If you have ever needed a guide to solving most problems in a home, this is it!  I have already started a list of what I need to do or redo. A grownup person's book, this one will help you get it done.

It all started on HGTV for Orlando Soria.  He is an interior designer, writer, visual artist, and author of the blog Hommemaker. He has also been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers. 

This book will help you solve many of the problems we face in entertaining, designing, relationships, and most of the things on your to-do-list!  ENJOY, and you can thank me later!








 



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Monday, March 26, 2018

REVIEW: INDIA HICKS: A SLICE OF ENGLAND



INDIA HICKS: A SLICE OF ENGLAND
Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna
Rizzoli New York, $50.00
April 2018
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


Can I say OH MY GOSH in a book review?  Sure I can!

The pages of this book are laden with architecture, glorious design, texture, textiles, color, art, collections of antiques, china, crystal  and so much more. Filled with beauty and action, this book is life as India Hicks and her family know and live it.

I can't say enough about each page, but I know that you will love this book.  ENJOY!












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