Casadei tiger and patent leather pumps resting comfortably on New Paris Style, David Hicks and Fortuny Interiors
I love gorgeous design and coffee table books, and my addiction is as serious as the one I have for shoes. Pumps or sandals, high heels, ballerinas, loafers or boots, is the kind of eye candy this girl lives for. I believe I chose my apartment over the other two available at the time because it had a larger walk-in closet that included built-in shoe shelves. How could I resist?! I know I am not alone in either passion. Most designers I know not only love fashion, but they also like me have an extensive collection of design and architecture books. It is always fun to browse a colleague’s library.
With my interview series “Tea With Claudia” I have had the wonderful opportunity to spend time with interior designers and architects who are not only some of the best in the country, but have also had a number of books published about their work. Among my illustrious guests John Saladino has “Monochrome”, “Style by Saladino” and “Villa” out, Bunny Williams authored “On Garden Style”, “An Affair with a House”, and “Bunny Williams’ Scrapbook for Living”, Jamie Drake got “Jamie Drake’s New American Glamour”, David Easton “Timeless Elegance: The Houses of David Easton” and Geoffrey Bradfield “Geoffrey Bradfield: Defining Millenium Modern”, “Geoffrey Bradfield Ex Arte” and “A 21st Century Palace”. Of course I own them all, and I would highly recommend you checking them out too.
My latest obsessions are “New Paris Style”, “David Hicks: A Life of Design” and “Fortuny Interiors”. Also look out for the upcoming “Luxurious Minimalism: Elegant Interiors” scheduled for March 5th, “Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living: Inside the Lives of Leading Tastemakers” by super lifestyle blogger Ronda Rice Carman, to be released on April 9th, “Shelton, Mindel & Associates: Architecture and Design”, going on sale April 16th, and “Michael S. Smith: Building Beauty: The Alchemy of Design” available on May 14th.
Happy reading! And pleas drop me a line to let my about your favorite design and architecture books.
About the author
I am an interior designer hailing from Austria who has called San Francisco home for the past 31 years. As the founder and principal of Adeeni Design Group I have the pleasure of living out my passions, which range from architecture, design and art, fashion and travel to cooking and entertaining. As the architecture and design editor for SFLuxe and Reside I cover what is happening in the Bay Area and interview icons of design and arbiters of style for my series “Tea With Claudia” .
Please join me as I share my articles and random reflections about what I find beautiful and thought-provoking, and what makes my heart sing.