Monday, 23 February 2009

The Library : Modern Baroque Interiors by Daab

This post’s featured book is Modern Baroque Interiors by daab.

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!

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Michelle said...

Is that cut glass tile? wow...I'm ordering this book...might as well order it htrough your sidebar; I see that it is there. I have to order it see what you mean by your favorite Vancouver style.


Michelle said...

Me again! lol...I was thinking after looking at this image, how we may be reacting against stark modernism by adding some curvy and historical Baroque...just always wondering how and why styles morph.

Great Post...the clogs in my brain were just oiled!

Can't wait to get the book!

Anonymous said...

You will really enjoy it I think Michelle, there is some really beautiful shots of interiors in this style - some are more modern and some are more tradtional but they all have this beautiful blend of modern and baroque. Happy reading!

qerat said...

Will have to order this book.

Saw it on Amazon and thought it might be too "kitchy" but now with your recomendation I will change my mind :)

Eva said...

Thanks for the recommendation. Also thought, like qerat, that it could be too kitchy, but now...

Maybe the combination of minimalism and baroque - to bring it to a head - is something I was always looking for.

Best regards from Dresden, the Capital of German Baroque :)