It’s officially book season. The new fiction and coffee table books that have been arriving are the highlights of my week. ‘ll get to posting about those here and on Instagram @StyeCarrot.
Meanwhile, I’d like to share an oldie but goodie that’s been sitting in my drafts folder: Bibliostyle: How We Live At Home With Books by Nina Freudenberger of Freudenberger Design Studio.
West Coast interior designer Nina Freudenberger is such a talent. I loved meeting her years ago when designer David Stark took over Haus, her old shop in New York City, with a very cool exhibition. I wrote about it for Design Milk.
Freudenberger’s first book, Surf Shack: Laid-Back Living By the Water, is one of my all time favorites. From the looks of Instagram @NinaFreudenberger, she is working on another book that is taking her to more far-flung parts of the world.
Here are half a dozen of the private home libraries that designer Nina Freudenberger, journalist Sadie Stein, and interiors photographer Shade Degges captured in Bibliostyle.
Bibliostyle: How We Live At Home With Books
Photographs copyright © 2019 by Shade Degges.
Reprinted with permission from Bibliostyle, by Nina Freudenberger,
copyright © 2109.
Published by Clarkson Potter, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC.
Bibliostyle by Nina Freudenberger
Interior designer Holly Gagne is one of the loveliest designers I know, her style is fresh, natural but still sophisticated, and her taste is impeccable.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Holly a few times now, from our Covid Zoom with tips and tricks to bring harmony into your home (it’s recorded, you should check it out), to a kitchen with a supersized island in Boston Globe Magazine, to this Gloucester home with zellige tiles, a sliding glass bar door, and Scandi style wood stove; the story just dropped in the Winter issue of Boston Home magazine.
Photo by Jared Kuzia
Holly channeled hygge -meets-tailored in this sitting room just off the open living room. While there’s no wall between the two spaces, it feels private. The owners use it to read, drink morning coffee, and entertain with cocktails.
Faux shearling and iron lounge chairs nestle around a rattan coffee table that speaks to the coastal locale. Holly lined to backs of the custom built-ins with grasscloth for additional texture. “It’s all about being cozy,” Gagne says. The abstract painting is by local artist Nicole Sayour Botto.
Get the look of this cozy winter chic library designed by Holly Gagne with similarly styled furnishings, plus the faux shearling and iron lounge chairs.
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