The Details: Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living, by Ronda Rice Carman. Foreword by Martha Stewart. (Rizzoli New York, 2013.)
What You’ll Find: An intimate tour through the homes of the design world’s elite, personal and unique philosophies on style, and insider tips to create your most beautiful space.
Why We Love It: Ronda Rice Carman, the woman behind the ever-popular lifestyle blog All the Best, has created one of the best books we’ve seen in awhile. Designers at Home is an exclusive look into the personal living spaces of renowned interior designers. Whether it is a Victorian townhouse in Notting Hill (like that of Suzanne and Christopher Sharp) or a traditional residence in Little Rock (belonging to Tobi Fairley), you’ll find inspiration leaping off of each and every page. Alongside entertaining and decorating tips, each designer also shares what style means to them. It is so refreshing to hear how the interpretation of one impactful word can vary based on the individual- and seeing their definition directly next to their personal taste is a total treat. We sort of thought of this book as homework- but the kind we actually want to do. As Martha Stewart says herself in the foreword, this is a “look, study, learn” book- one in which no detail should go unnoticed.