Written by Diane Dorrans Saeks, Foreword by Pilar Viladas, Photographed by Kate Stamps
Be enveloped in the charming and traditional English-inspired aesthetic that interior design duo Stamps & Stamps bring to their cozy interiors.
In their first book, Stamps & Stamps share their passion for historical references and attention to detail, showing you how to create a mood with floral patterns, brimming bookshelves, and overstuffed armchairs. These interiors inspire you to create your own personal sanctuary by layering your favorite objects and vintage treasures into your decor to create lovely and personal rooms. Above all, Stamps & Stamps show you how to make your home comfortable, as they believe houses are for living in, not just for looking at.
With a focus on Southern California, where they live, Stamps & Stamps specialize in designing, decorating, and restoring historic homes and gardens. From an Andalusian riad in Hancock Park restored and deco-rated for Ellen DeGeneres, to a newly built California ranch in Rolling Hills, to their own home and garden in South Pasadena designed around a Greene and Greene carriage house, Stamps & Stamps have built their style on an aesthetic foundation rooted in the past but with a lightness and wit that's very much of the present.
With its beautiful photography and helpful sourcing--an appendix details where to find fabrics, wallpaper, and lighting--Stamps & Stamps is sure to inspire you to embrace interior design that's easy to live in.
About The Author
Stamps & Stamps was founded in 1991 by Odom and Kate Stamps. Their work has been featured in publications such as Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Vogue Entertaining, and Veranda, among others. Diane Dorrans Saeks is a noted design lecturer, the founder of the design/travel blog The Style Saloniste, and the author of Jean-Louis Deniot: Interiors, Ann Getty: Interior Style, and Michael S. Smith: Elements of Style. Pilar Viladas writes about design and architecture, and is the author of three books on residential design.