Tom Scheerer Decorates (Vendome Press), interior designer Tom Scheerer has cultivated his own restrained brand of chic, a look he modestly describes as “cheerful” and “no nonsense”.
They say you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but in the case of Tom Scheerer Decorates, you absolutely should. So chic! As fabulous as the cover might be, the book itself is fantastic as well. Divided into three sections – City, Country, and Tropics.
The magic is in the way Scheerer combines classic, old-fashioned decorating with modernist touches à la Albert Hadley and Billy Baldwin, but with a keener attention to natural materials, unpretentious vernacular crafts, and the prettiest color combinations this side of India.
He cherishes the simplest, least manipulated fabrics – cottons, linens, dimities, even candlewicking, and loves certain inexpensive accents as much as he does truly fine ones. All this adds up to fresh, relaxed interiors that look like no others.
Exquisitely photographed, this first book of Scheerer’s work perfectly illustrates what makes that work so unforgettable.
So this is definitely going to be one of those iconic books you’re going to see in everyone’s home.