OK- the book we've been waiting for (and the one we're all blogging about) has finally arrived, and it certainly does not disappoint. Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People is a compilation of homes and gardens that have appeared in Vogue over the past ten years or so. And if it sounds as though it's a rehash of old articles, well, it's not exactly. There are many photos included that did not appear in the original articles.
I think that where this book excels is in its lavish chapters on European and British estates. While American design is more of my style, I can't help but be fascinated by the timeless and slightly ethereal look that many of these homes possess. Some of them even manage to make messiness look chic!
And lest you think that the entire focus of the book is European, the Americans are well represented. The homes of Marina Rust, Samantha Rosen, and Tory Burch are all featured too.
The Provence home of Janet de Botton
18th c. faience displayed in the breakfast room of de Botton's home.
The salon in photographer Francois Halard's home in Arles. The walls are covered in early 19th c. painted canvas.
The lavish Paris bedroom of Carolyne Roehm.
One of the many (and ever changing) homes of Karl Lagerfeld. This home, Le Mée, was photographed in 1990.
Classic American style is represented by Marina Rust and her family home in Maine.
Don't forget the gardens! This pavilion at the Marrakech home of Marella Agnelli was inspired by one at the home of Yves Saint Laurent.