We all know and love Susanna Salk’s books but her latest one is my favorites. Selecting favorite rooms from more than fifty renowned designers including some of my favorite clients such as Bunny Williams, Charlotte Moss, Robert Stilin, Madeline Stuart, Nate Berkus, Darryl Carter, Malcolm James Kutner, David Kleinberg, Diamond and Baratta, Thomas Beeton, Eric Cohler, Alessandra Branca, Jeffrey Alan Marks, Martyn-Lawrence Bullard, Suzanne Rheinstein, Peter Dunham, Thom Filicia, and Mary McDonald, Susanna Salk offers insightful advice on how to apply basic design principles to interiors. Salk walks through the process of great design, illustrating how the featured designers made the decisions they did to make these rooms look so great. The book’s encouraging, conversational tone, practical tips and ideas, and quotes by the designers themselves explaining their philosophies empower the reader to create stylish, functional, and unique rooms of their very own. Covering a range of styles from traditional to modern, formal to whimsical, and showcasing some of the best work by the best designers of our age, “Be Your Own Decorator” is a must have for your design book library.
Susanna Salk and Lee Stanton during Legends 2012