"Designers At Home, Personal Reflections on Stylish Living . . . "
|Scot Meacham Wood Residence 2012|
(photographed by Nicolas Smith)
Well . . . after what seems like years (in fact, it all started with an excited phone call from Ronda Carman in late August of 2011 asking if I would be interested in participating) - Designers at Home, Personal Reflection on Stylish Living is finally a reality. A studied peek into the private residences of 50 designers from the US, UK, and Europe. It launched officially from Rizzoli just last week . . . and is being greeted with rave reviews from around the globe.
The above image is one of many from my own little flat here in San Francisco - in one of its rare daytime appearances. For some reason - we always seem to photograph my place at night - so it was a fun challenge to shoot it with the bright morning sun streaming through my home.
My own place is just one of the fifty designers whose homes are featured in this impressive collection. And I'm beyond delighted to be included. It's been great fun for the last several days to read through each chapter - many designers that I have only admired from afar . . . and also friends that I have know for years - reading Ronda's insight into their world as well as their own thoughts on their homes has been fascinating.
If you're in the Bay Area . . . Ronda will be at Hudson Grace on Saturday May 4th for a book signing from 2 to 4pm. Come by and say 'hi' - and get a chance to meet Ronda! I couldn't be more proud of her success if I were twins. And seeing the long, drawn-out process of getting everything ready for the book has given me a new appreciation of her dedication and her great writing style.