- Tapa dura: 223 páginas
- Editor: Rizzoli Universe Int. Pub; Edición: 01 (1 de abril de 2014)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0847842525
- ISBN-13: 978-0847842520
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One Man's Folly: The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood (Inglés) Tapa dura – 1 abr 2014
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Garden Book Pick from HGTV. "Whether you're looking for homesteading wisdom or design-inspiration..." -HGTV Gardens "The multi-structured estae has been meticulously restpored and decorated to the nines...we know this will be a design book for the decades." -Domaine "The book tours each of Gatewood's four homes and beautiful gardens, his collections of pagoda figurines and blue-and-white porcelain, and lessons on antiquing. There is so much to see and learn from this self-taught designer. The book bursts with pictures and fondly recalled memoires." -Romantic Homes ..".a glorious compendium...a glimpse into the private and enchanted world of Furlow Gatewood...a must-have for designers and dreamers alike!" -What is James Wearing? "One Man's Folly is a fascinating look at how the nonagenarian had deployed his vast trove...the rooms are held together by Gatewood's masterful approach to texture, color, and scale, and by his abiding principle that he only buys what he loves." -Elle D cor ..".One Man's Folly is as much a visual treat as it is a lesson in southern hospitality. All I could think as I read it was that I was equally eager to read it again...One Man's Folly will dazzle your senses and make you reconsider how you entertain, what possessions you accumulate and how you spend your days." -Life in a Venti Cup "European elan and southern charm define a Georgia cottage. Plants don't normally have enchanting Gothic houses designed for them, nor do peacocks. But both certainly are treated to this service in Furlow Gatewood's universe--an unlikely compound of five houses and an array of outbuildings..." -Veranda "You will want to move into the incredibly charming home of Furlow Gatewood. With evocative text by follower southerner Julia Reed, there are few more irresistible volumes around...staying true to one's vision never looked so good." -Quintessence "Julia Reed showcases Furlow Gatewood's exceptional houses in all their architectural and detailed splendor." -Flower Magazine "Inveterate collector Furlow Gatewood rescues not just objects but entire houses and has conjured his own magical world in rural Georgia." -House Beautiful "In this hardcover beauty, for the first time, well known antiques expert Furlow Gatewood takes readers on an intimate tour of his personal estate..." -Serendipity
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This Southern gentleman's beloved property in bucolic Americus, Georgia, has absorbed him for over six decades. It consists of four intimate dwellings that exemplify various southern architectural traditions - from a mid-nineteenth-century Gothic to a Palladian-inspired cottage - charming gardens, and out buildings. Gatewood shares his personal reflections on how he has created a unique world for himself tailored to his refined sensibility. Captured in thoughtful photographs, his seductive spaces illustrate a relaxed Arcadian style. Gatewood describes the hunt for discovering singular antique and vintage pieces with a poetic patina. He is an expert on custom paint finishes and composing subtle colour palettes, and has an innate talent for incorporating arresting architectural elements. With flair, he has collected art, antique furnishings, and decorative objects, which are artfully displayed in the beautifully appointed dwellings. Gatewood respects the importance of old world craftsmanship and architectural restoration, and takes delight in designing picturesque grounds and plantings, as well as creating comfy areas for his beloved dogs and peacocks. His close friend, Bunny Williams, has contributed a section about the lessons she has learned from this master of discernment.Ver Descripción del producto
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* The Barn or Carriage House ~ on the property initially and first renovated by Furlow beginning in 1950 when he was home from NYC visiting his mother, and foraging for antiques, and noted her carriage house was disintegrating. Original layout was a large center room with two wings. Furlow added porches, bedrooms and a dining room. This is Furlow's home base where he sleeps and dines with a view of dogs and peacocks.
* The Peacock House ~ started out as a house built around a fabulous door with Gothic window Furlow had found. So, obviously to accompany the door, you need a house. Furlow's carpenter Joe added a bedroom, bath, kitchen and back porch. Makes sense.
* The Cuthbert House ~ a mid-nineteenth century Gothic Revival dwelling formerly located in Cuthbert, Georgia. It was going to be demolished to make way for a church parking lot. Furlow moved it in two pieces to this property and added a kitchen, bath for first floor bedroom and back porch. We have seen some of the rooms in this home in magazines. Enchanting.
* The Lumpkin House ~ found in 2010. Furlow says he bought it for the front door and gingerbread trim. It was a one story cottage with center hall and two rooms on each side. Furlow created a kitchen on the left, and a bed and bath on the right side of the center hallway.
Bunny Williams who is a great friend of Furlow's - Furlow was her husband's business partner and they all go around the world antiquing and foraging for beauty - deconstructs Furlow's design style for us at the end of the book in the "Lessons Learned" section. She notes what she believes makes his style beautiful and original. His "grand sense of scale" is one element of his style says Bunny. Large frame sofas with an array of diversely framed chairs around them is another feature of his style. Fascinating to read the many things Bunny believes we can learn from Furlow's original style.
Some of what I noted regarding design ideas perusing this book: have a painter paint a painting based on antique wallpaper panel, use the backsides of fabrics for more muted colors, put mirrors in French door frames to reflect light and add sparkle to a room, paint old furniture white if the wood isn't in good condition, if you have a carpenter friend copy antique tables, and ask a painter to paint floor designs from antique estates on simple wood floors.
If you like classic salvaged architectural pieces, antique furniture from around the world, blue and white china, a mix of global fabrics, canopy beds, painted floors, delft tiles, dhurrie rugs, stripes and checks, gilt frames, and dogs, cats and peacocks, you will be enchanted by this book. Everyone wants to know how to combine eclectic elements gracefully - this book demonstrates how. There's a little narration at the beginning of each chapter by Julia Reed, and then the glorious images by photographer Paul Costello dominate. The pages are thick, the colors are true ~ it is one of my favorite design books of all time. You can study Furlow's rooms for hours.