Heirloom Modern

Heirloom Modern

Homes Filled With Objects Bought, Bequeathed, Beloved, and Worth Handing Down

Book - 2013
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A look inside the homes of today's stylish new "heirloomists." Proclaimed as "the New Antiquarians" in the New York Times, Hollister and Porter Hovey are proponents of an aesthetic that puts Ralph Lauren, the Royal Tennenbaums, and a whole lot of taxidermy into a tarnished silver cocktail shaker and mixes it all up. As the principles of Hovey Design, they work to integrate nostalgia, adventure, and history into the home. In this book, 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, and give readers a visual taste of this eclectic, generation-hurdling aesthetic. This book opens up the homes of individuals and couples to show how they use d#65533;cor 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.
Published: New York : Rizzoli, 2013.
ISBN: 9780847839599
Branch Call Number: 747 HOV
Characteristics: 207 p. :,col. ill. ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hovey, Porter - Photographer


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Jul 18, 2013

Unfortunately, this book is an example of a new trend in design books - it's all about the author. She presents a visual memoir of the belongings of her family and gives little stories about each. Personally, I'm not interested.


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