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Book Review:: Bunny Williams On Garden Style

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In 1998 I was planning my garden wedding and excited to embark upon a new married life and the new world ahead of me.  I bought a book I found at the bookstore (no Amazon at that time) by Bunny Williams titled “On Garden Style” to get inspired for the garden seating we had planned and also for the new home I would be sharing with Mr. M and how to tackle the gardens there.

Fast forward 16 years and Bunny Williams has re-released her book “On Garden Style” full of fresh new photography and insight.  Get yours HERE.  It’s full of the sage advice from Bunny on how to furnish your garden, planting to fit your style of garden and the basics on the bones of a good garden.

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Everything is this book is the reason I bought it 16 years ago and it’s just a relevant and full of inspiration as before.  I love all the new photos and how she shares her plant lists and reading lists too.

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I love Bunny on so many levels and we use her furnishings in many of our projects.  Every time I have a chance to chat with her she is so engaging and I have always felt a kinship with her since that summer many years ago when I got to know her through the pages of her book.

Happy Spring and Happy Reading!

Book Review – Inner Spaces Paul Wiseman

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I was so anxious to get my hands on this book, I watched the delivery notifications to see when it arrived.  I was of course out of town and had to wait until I got home to open the box.  Over the past few weeks it’s been my nighttime reading.

I have an extreme love for Frank O. Gehry and when I read the forward he wrote for Paul Wiseman’s beautiful design book, “Inner Spaces” it made me love him even more.  Not often do you find an architect and interior designer who work hand in hand to create and appreciate one another’s work.  This requires a lack of ego, an understanding of boundaries and a true spiritual bond akin to marriage.

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Paul Wiseman is know as a collaborator and his projects show it.  A true dance between client, architect and designer and the results are magical.

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The Wiseman Group designs properties for very private clients.  It is so wonderful to work with clients who have no agenda, whose homes will only be seen by their closest friends and family and have no desire to be in the public eye.  The only thing better is when they love their designer so much they want to be part of a book sharing his work.  The story of the relationship that brought them the home they love, honored forever in print.  So prepare yourself to see homes never before seen and homes opened up to share the love created by a designer, client and architect.

Enjoy…..

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Pauls’ bath in his Marin County home, built originally in 1921 for Dr. Florence Nightingale Ward and lovingly restored by Paul and team.

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You can buy your own copy of Inner Spaces HERE.  A great addition to your collection.  Trust me.

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