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At Home with Dogs and their Designers, Sharing a Stylish Life

At Home with Dogs and their Designers, Sharing a Stylish Life

 © At Home with Dogs and Their Designers by Susanna Salk, Rizzoli New York, 2017.  All  photography by Stacey Bewkes, unless otherwise  specified. 

 © At Home with Dogs and Their Designers by Susanna Salk, Rizzoli New York, 2017.  All  photography by Stacey Bewkes, unless otherwise  specified. 

There are two things I have a weakness for, design books and dogs. And so when I received an advance copy of At Home with Dogs and their Designers, Sharing a Stylish Life, from Rizzoli, it was akin to getting an early Christmas gift. It's the time of year I start to take note of those gifts worth giving, and books are always at the top of my list of favorite items to give. As soon as I pulled this gorgeous book out of the bubble-wrap-lined manila envelope, I knew immediately who must have copies of these stunning pages filled with fun photographs, with snapshots into the lives of these vivacious dogs and their designers, with tips for dogs on living stylishly, and tips for humans on living with their 4-legged friends. As whimsical as it is stunning, this is a must for those designing dog-lovers in your life. 

I remember, about 4 years ago, when fellow blogger Stacey Bewkes and designer Susanna Salk got together to create a series of short videos bearing the same name. Stacey was the talent behind the scenes while Susannah was in front of the camera conducting the interviews. Perhaps Stephen Gambrel summed it up best when he said "I thought that houses were all about dinner parties and decorating but then I realized that you have to have a dog to really make it come to life." 

Inside the glossy pages 22 A-list designers offer us glimpses into the lives with their pets who tend to (more often than not) rule the roost.  In these homes no room is off-limits, no piece of furniture banned. Here clothing is optional and accessories are as chic as their surroundings. And as such as dogs will be dogs, accidents do happen - sometimes on vintage rugs, and antiques can sometimes be mistaken for chew toys.  

Each dog and his (or her) human has his own chapter and we are invited along to watch as they frolic around their stunning homes and gardens. At Home with Dogs and their Designers is as much an inspirational design book as it is a resource. Featured are such renowned decorators as: Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Nathan Turner and Eric Hughes, Jeffrey Alan Marks, Mary McDonald, Betsy Burnham, Kelly Wearstler, Schuyler Samperton, Brooke Giannetti, Hutton Wilkinson, Windsor Smith, Mark D. Sikes, Jonathan Adler, Steven Gambrel, Katie Ridder, Alex Papachristidis, Robert Couturier, Charlotte Moss, Bunny Williams, Carolyne Roehm, Brian J. McCarthy and Michelle Nussbaumer.

ABOUT  THE  AUTHOR:  Lifestyle  author Susanna  Salk has  written  many  books,  including Room  for  Children,  Decorate Fearlessly, and Be Your Own Decorator, all published by Rizzoli. She also hosts (and co-produces) the At Home  With video series  featuring  visits  with  leading tastemakers.  Interior  designer  and  architect Robert Couturier is  the  author  of Designing Paradises,  also  published by  Rizzoli, and an ASPCA  supporter.

Stacey Bewkes is the founder of Quintessence, a lifestyle blog and the co-producer of the At Home With video series, which really must be seen!

AT HOME WITH DOGS AND THEIR DESIGNERS: Sharing a Stylish Life By Susanna Salk Principal Photography by Stacey Bewkes, Foreword by Robert Couturier
Hardcover / 7¼" x 9⅛" / 176 pages/ 235 color photographs $35.00 US  
ISBN: 978-0-8478-6090-6/ Rizzoli New York  
October 2017 www.rizzoliusa.com

 

© At Home with Dogs and Their Designers by Susanna Salk, Rizzoli New York, 2017.  All  photography by Stacey Bewkes, unless otherwise  specified. 

© At Home with Dogs and Their Designers by Susanna Salk, Rizzoli New York, 2017.  All  photography by Stacey Bewkes, unless otherwise  specified. 

© At Home with Dogs and Their Designers by Susanna Salk, Rizzoli New York, 2017.  All  photography by Stacey Bewkes, unless otherwise  specified. 

© At Home with Dogs and Their Designers by Susanna Salk, Rizzoli New York, 2017.  All  photography by Stacey Bewkes, unless otherwise  specified. 

© At Home with Dogs and Their Designers by Susanna Salk, Rizzoli New York, 2017. All photography by Stacey Bewkes, unless otherwise specified.

© At Home with Dogs and Their Designers by Susanna Salk, Rizzoli New York, 2017. All photography by Stacey Bewkes, unless otherwise specified.

© At Home with Dogs and Their Designers by Susanna Salk, Rizzoli New York, 2017. All photography by Stacey Bewkes, unless otherwise specified.

© At Home with Dogs and Their Designers by Susanna Salk, Rizzoli New York, 2017. All photography by Stacey Bewkes, unless otherwise specified.

© At Home with Dogs and Their Designers by Susanna Salk, Rizzoli New York, 2017.  All  photography by Stacey Bewkes, unless otherwise  specified. 

© At Home with Dogs and Their Designers by Susanna Salk, Rizzoli New York, 2017.  All  photography by Stacey Bewkes, unless otherwise  specified. 

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