On Friday, May 9, seven acclaimed interior designers and authors from around the world who have recently published books will gather at Mecox from 1 pm to 4 pm to sign books, take photos and greet visitors. From tips on how to incorporate color into the home, to inspiration for small-house living, to being bold and personal with design choices, the following design books would be valuable additions to the book collections of design experts and novices alike.
The young British interiors journalist and blogger Will Taylor flies into Los Angeles this week with his first book, Bright Bazaar: Embracing Color for Make-You-Smile Style, hot off the presses. Taylor has taken social media by storm with his bold and whimsical approach to color. With 400,000 followers of his blog, his Pinterest page commands a following of 2.4 million.
The prolific Susanna Salk, who was featured at Legends 2013 at the Downtown showroom for her biography of C.Z. Guest, is back again from the East Coast with her latest book, Decorate Fearlessly: Using Whimsy, Confidence, and a Dash of Surprise to Create Deeply Personal Spaces.
“…Salk has assembled the work of 83 design luminaries to offer readers a wealth of decorating inspiration — from modern to traditional, casual country to city chic. And she hopes that readers will follow her lead.” –New York Post
Another Legends veteran, Suzanne Kasler, will travel to Los Angeles from Atlanta to introduce Timeless Style
“Suzanne Kasler best known for crafting beautifully sophisticated interiors with soft palettes—revisits some of her favorite projects… Scattered throughout the text are useful tips.” –Architectural Digest
Living Color: A Designer Works Magic with Traditional Interiors “offers a compelling counter-argument to the ubiquitous all-white interior, which McBournie calls ‘boring, boring, boring.’ Here, in 16 impeccably photographed projects . . . he deploys his varied palette with clarity, grace and an artist’s eye for harmony and balance, creating uplifting environments that hit the sweet spot between warmth and comfort, elegance and gravitas.” –1stDibs Style Compass
“Dreaming Small: Intimate Interiors” is a celebration of jewel-box homes, each marked by a sense of style that marries eclecticism, practicality, beauty and livability. The book explores through photography the possibilities that exist in these mostly unpublished gems…” –EditorAtLarge.com
Angelenos Jeffrey Alan Marks and Timothy Corrigan, whose books were published last year, will be on hand to sign their tomes and chat with visitors.
“With his casual yet refined style, Jeffrey’s design aesthetic is functional and beautiful all at the same time. Covering a wide variety of rooms and spaces he’s designed over his career, The Meaning of Home will showcase the depth and diversity of Jeffrey’s projects.” –Interior Canvas
Architectural Digest had this to say about Corrigan’s An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Lucé: Decorating a Great French Country House:
“After purchasing a dilapidated 18th-century chateau, Timothy Corrigan painstakingly restored it to its former glory…transforms it into an exquisitely aristocratic, exceptionally livable home away from home. This volume documents the renovation process, leaving you feeling as though you’ve spend a perfect weekend at the grand estate.”
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Mecox is dedicated to achieving an overall balance between the indoor and outdoor living environment. The LA showroom showcases an ever-changing array of re-edition and antique furnishings, books, gifts, and unique home accessories that achieve that handsome, subtle, yet unmistakable “Mecox” look.
Painting on LCDQ home page by Jacek Yerka, via Arteide.org