A Place to Call Home by Gil Schafer

My last post included a beautiful New York home designed by architect and designer Gil Schafer. Gil Schafer is not only a talented architect and designer but he is also the author of several books including “A Place to Call Home: Tradition, Style, and Memory in the New American House” that was released at the end of September. The images I am sharing today are from the new book via Gil Shafer’s website and Amazon. gil schafer book_a place to call home_Reviving Charm_cover

I design houses to be comfortable, gracious, and understated, and to stand the test of time.” –Gil Schafer

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My home is filling up quickly with books but after seeing these images I am tempted to make room for one more! You can buy your own copy of the book here. Alternatively, pick up a book at one of the remaining book tour events. You check out this page to see if Gil Schafer is coming to a town near you. If you attend, be sure to tell him that Reviving Charm says “hello”.

 

The Artwork of Jeremiah Goodman on Display

The New York Times recently called Jeremiah Goodman the “Rembrandt of Twentieth Century Homes”. I don’t disagree. In the 1940’s artist Jeremiah Goodman launched his career as a designer of print ads for the department store Lord & Taylor, but by the 1950’s he progressed to creating cover art and illustrations for premier design magazines such as Interior Design, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue. He eventually became legendary for his unique dreamy artistic style focusing on the interiors of the elite.

Artist Jeremiah Goodman

For the first time ever, the work of New Yorker Jeremiah Goodman is on display in Los Angeles at the West Hollywood Showroom of Dessin Fournier. Here’s a look at the opening reception. 

The exhibit showcases 55 original gouache paintings from Goodman’s 70-year career as an illustrator and includes the homes of fashion designers James Galanos and Carolina Herrera, actress Greta Garbo, the Duchess of Windsor, and Diana Vreeland, to name a few. The exhibit is already taking place and continues through Friday, June 9, 2017. To make things even more exciting is the fact that many of the paintings on display have never been seen in public before.

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The Reagan home in Beverly Hills.

Home of Academy Award winning fashion & costume designer, Edith Head.

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The Park Avenue home of Diana Vreeland, noted fashion columnist and editor.

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Home of fashion designer Carolina Herrera.

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Home of artist and designer Tony Duquette.

Don’t worry, if you are unable to check out the exhibit in person then how about grabbing a copy of his book. It’s an oversized book that has graced my library since it was originally released several years ago. If you are interested in the work of Goodman, this book does not disappoint! I’m sure these ladies would agree…it looks like they’re oohing and ahhing over each page! 

Images courtesy of Dessin Fournir and the Instagram of Jeremiah Goodman.