Designer and lifestyle authority Tricia Foley illustrates her approach to creating elegantly pared-down environments for the home and work space. Designer Tricia Foley is best known for her timeless classical style, characterized by clean lines, natural materials, and vintage furnishings—from flea-market finds to antiques—and a palette of calming hues of cream, ivory, and white. In this book, Foley addresses such aspects of home design as selecting the perfect shade of white, setting up the pantry, bringing collected objects together, creating artful tabletops, organizing the home office, and much more. A collector—of china, of linens, of books—she explains that the only way to keep harmony is through editing. The designer provides a treasure trove of useful ideas, from her favorite storage products and essential items for the guest room to seasonal entertaining ideas and holiday decor. Foley’s romantic Long Island, New York, property—consisting of an eighteenth-century farmhouse and several outbuildings—serves as her personal laboratory and reflects a simple and well-designed style inherited from the basic tenets of Shaker design. Beautifully photographed, this inspiring book is a must-have for design-savvy individuals who desire a simple, but stylish, lifestyle.
200 colour illustrations
200 colour illustrations
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In full disclosure, Tricia Foley is a friend and former colleague. That said, this is a just a wonderful book for all who want home to be for one's self and for family and friends. Trish, as we all call her, is the most generous hostess. And this book captures that generosity. Enjoy this book, as if you were an observant guest--as I have been. In her elegant simplicity, she is always prepared to host an overnight guest or a dozen people for dinner at the drop of a hat. Having seen virtually dozens of "design" books--this is not one that is out of reach. It is, though, within all our abilities, to appreciate and be inspired. Even a medicine cabinet inspires to keep things neat--and simple--and effective. Tricia Foley's life style has developed over years from a natural inclination to understand essentials. I so admire the "Trish touch." Perhaps it is a simple leaf or branch pleasantly placed. Perhaps while linen slipcovers that can always be...
I have been a fan of Tricia Foley's since the first time I saw her home featured in Elle Decor circa 2000 or there about. I discovered a kindred soul who ascribed to the '50 Shades of White' theory. Since then I've followed her Blog, Pinterest, and bought items from her General Store. This book is just the best distillation of her do's and dont's. It is a great read and a must have if you believe in neutrals and simplicity and quiet, peaceful ambience on the home front.
Love this book! The simplicity, the whites (love that there is a section on shades of white to pick from-bringing that to the store next time I need a paint color!), the gorgeous photos! Now if only Tricia Foley could come & do my house over! A dream come true!
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