Weekend Retreats is a celebration of the intimate narratives of retreat and relaxation from charming coastal New England houses to restive woodland retreats. Lifestyle meets design know-how and inspiration in this thoughtful collection of design influences and singular approaches to well-lived style that will inspire all those wishing to style their country homes. Whether your idea of serenity abounds in rustic antiques or a plethora of well-curated oil paintings and designer throw pillows, the homes featured are distinctively enjoyed and the histories of design decisions are unraveled in savvy detail. This collection features not only beautifully styled rooms but also playful gardenscapes where the owners entertain and enjoy their retreats away from the inconveniences of modern life. Every space is a playground for the owners, and their tastes and whimsies are reflected in their unique colors, textures, and designs. The book includes modern country style interiors with glimpses of vintage antiques and casual elegance. From objects collected from travels abroad to artifacts of the good life, Weekend Retreats will provide escape from the ordinary.
About the Author
Susanna Salk is a leading design maven, stylist, and author of A Privileged Life: Celebrating Wasp Style. Salk is also contributing editor for Bon Appetit magazine, 1stdibs.com, and ivillage.com, as well as regularly producing lifestyle segments for NBC s Today Show."
"Salk shows a terrific range of these houses, and here her experience as a magazine editor for the late lamented House & Garden magazine really shows. Too often weekend houses seem like after thoughts, decorated with left-over furniture, but not in this book. Weekend Retreats is full of many much-loved houses, often carefully restored, and decorated with personality and style." ~1stDibs.com
"[You] might just be curious to see what constitutes the weekend dream retreats of people who are not investment bankers, but rather designers, decorators, writers, artists, with informal but creative, park your- bicycle-in-the-drawing-room, tastes." ~Quest Magazine