Happy Saturday Friends!
I am so happy to be cuddled in my bed with a stack of magazines and gorgeous new design books and a hot cup of tea on this chilly November day. After all, it’s self-care Saturday in my world and following my daughter’s soccer game and my private yoga session this morning, nothing could make me happier than finding some new design inspiration right here from the comfort of my own home.
On the top of this stack is my friend Suzanne Kasler’s gorgeous new book, Timeless Style by Rizzoli. Coincidentally, I’ve had the opportunity to spend the last 3 days with Suzanne in New York City. She is such a gracious person, not to mention a talented designer. And if you haven’t gotten your copy of Suzanne’s second book, you are truly missing out.
Of course you can see why I am crazy about this colorful Connecticut project from Suzanne’s book that was recently featured in Veranda.
This turquoise lacquered dining room is so dreamy and has a way of making the ubiquitous bright lacquer finishes we’ve seen so often of late, look fresher and more chic than ever, as only Suzanne can.
I am so fortunate to have been a guest in Suzanne’s own home and have fond memories of laughing with friends from the design community in this gorgeous living room featured last year in Architectural Digest. Suzanne’s home is phenomenal and you must buy the book so you can study every detail of her exquisite Atlanta property inside and out.
And don’t just look at the amazing photos, but read Suzanne’s inspiring words about her design process and her love of mixing the old and new with the expensive and the affordable to create a unique and inviting home.
I could especially relate to Suzanne’s story about living in her last home that was “completely done” with no more rooms to design or objects to purchase or problems to solve that led her to driving around her city looking for homes and FOR SALE signs. I just had the exact same experience which lead to the purchase of our new home and now my new project or shall I say labor of love.
And I am even luckier to have also been a guest for a cocktail party with Suzanne in her client’s home in Tennessee at Blackberry Farm also showcased on the pages of AD.
This chic home for a young family has so many details to love. And it is situated on possibly my favorite property in the world, the family’s resort, Blackberry Farm.
Don’t miss seeing other parts of this unforgettable property in Suzanne’s book like the Barn-turned-restaurant where I’ve had more than one fantastic meal.
Yes, I am lucky to be able to experience Suzanne and her work first hand, but by buying her gorgeous new book and reading her inspiring words, you will feel like you have stepped into these timeless spaces too including the once and lifetime project she designed in Africa. That one, you and I can both only imagine in our wildest dreams.
Happy Saturday Y’all. Wishing you a relaxing rest of your day whether you’re enjoying some gorgeous design inspiration of your own or partaking in some other self-care. I’m off to grab a sketch book and start designing my own home. Wish me luck!