Hollister Hovey’s Heirloom Style

Proclaimed as “the New Antiquarians” in the New York Times, Hollister Hovey (the creator of the lifestyle blog hollisterhovey.blogspot.com) and Porter Hovey (a photographer and interior decorator) are proponents of an aesthetic that mixes Ralph Lauren, the Royal Tennenbaums, and a whole lot of taxidermy. As the principles of Hovey Design, they work to integrate nostalgia, adventure, and history into the home.

In their new book Heirloom Modern: Homes Filled with Objects Bought, Bequeathed, Beloved, and Worth Handing Down, the sisters pull back the velvet drapes on the model ships, antique book collections, and vintage Vuitton trunks that fill the homes of today’s chicest heirloomists and flea-market lovers. This book opens up the homes of individuals and couples to show how they use décor to give their residences a sense of history and autobiography. The Hoveys venture into the apartments, cottages, and townhouses of artists, architects, designers, furniture makers, and landscape designers, who seamlessly integrate inherited keepsakes, tag sale curiosities, collections and memorabilia, and contemporary art. Inspiring in its eclecticism, this book introduces readers to a new kind of modern.