Vibrant Interiors: Living Large at Home

Andrea Monath Schumacher. Gibbs Smith, $45 (224p) ISBN 978-1-4236-6016-3
Designer Schumacher showcases bold homes in her eye-catching debut. Her style involves “mixing antiques... showstopping art and light fixtures and clean upholstered furniture to balance it all out,” and is displayed in the seven homes featured here. There’s an airy, luxurious New York City apartment with a funky wallpapered ceiling; a dark, rustic Wyoming ranch revamp with plenty of vintage pieces (plus a wall of cowboy hats); a Hamptons abode with a Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired entrance hall; and a look inside the author’s stunning “MidMod” house in Colorado, which makes use of feng shui principles—plus a fun anecdote about how she came to acquire it (she saw it from the road, knocked, and asked the owner if she could buy it). Along the way, the author dishes out tidbits of design musts: don’t forget “the fifth wall”—the ceiling; “conversation starters” are key; one should choose colors by “proceed[ing] directly to your closet or armoire”; all homes need a “bar center stage”; and “display what speaks to you.” The photos are stunning, and the variety of homes will have readers looking to shake things up. Those ready for a break from neutral interiors need look no further. (Apr.)
Reviewed on : 11/22/2021
Release date: 04/01/2022
Genre: Lifestyle
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