My good friend Antonieta D'introno recommended this book to me. She said - this book has your name all over it. So I had to get and I have to say that I really have enjoyed it.
This is a must read for those who enjoy blending classic, traditional and modern styles; it is particularly interesting for those who are redesigning an older space but like modern styles (or vice versa). The book is filled with colour photographs of recent projects in the modern-baroque style. Heavily decorated walls, lighting fixtures and draperies contrasted with sleek, modern furnishings in current colour palettes. Each space feels rich and luxurious without looking stuffy or old; reflective surfaces abound. Another great feature of this selection is the variety of projects featured, each project shows a different approach by a different designer in 5 languages (English, French, Spanish, German and Italian), and while most books are a specific feature on well-known designers, this book features a multitude of up-and-comers.
The book itself is an easy read, mainly images with small blurbs but the photography is showcased in a crisp and clean manner. The chunky proportions of this 9” x 9” book makes it great for display, layering horizontally on shelves and coffee tables or upright in a bookshelf.
I really enjoy the design approach featured in this book and it showcases one of my favourite styles for Vancouver Island homes, it is a perfect fit for many of our buildings and residents. I think this is going to be a huge trend for a while, it has already taken off to a great start!