If you’ve been wondering what I’ve been doing for the last few years—I’m pleased to formally announce to my wonderful readers that my new book, ANN GETTY INTERIOR STYLE, published by Rizzoli, will be available on October 16, 2012.
I wrote it for everyone who loves beauty, and those who want to know more about the connoisseurship aspects of collecting and designing.
It’s a rare and very private view, including new houses designed by Ann Getty that have never been published.
In new photographs by Lisa Romerien we show the inspiring interiors, as well as close-ups of the collections.
The highly detailed text (I worked closely with the Getty family curators) offers rich details and insight into the provenance, stories, ideas, creativity, history, and themes of the rare (and sometimes eccentric) art, antiques, ceramics, textiles, and furniture.
It’s my twenty-first design/style book, and I worked on it with a fantastic and talented group.
Ann Getty and her wonderful design team were superb.
Lisa Romerein, the leading interiors photographer, shot beautifully poetic and highly detailed new images.
Alexandra Tart is my brilliant editor at Rizzoli.
The exceptional Paul McKevitt at Subtitle, New York, has designed all of my Rizzoli books, including the great ‘Michael S. Smith Elements of Style’ (which has sold a whopping 50,000 copies, and counting) as well as ‘Palm Springs Style’ and ‘Orlando Diaz-Azcuy’ and ‘Santa Barbara Living’. And more.
I love this new book. It is available for pre-order on amazon.com but kindly also consider ordering it from your local independent book shop, your neighborhood book retailer, or a design book gallery such as Archivia or Potterton in New York, or Builders’ Booksource in Berkeley. And Rizzoli on 57th Street in New York.
Here are some images from the 240 pages of ANN GETTY INTERIOR STYLE...
For more information, here is the Rizzoli catalog copy for ANN GETTY INTERIOR STYLE:
ANN GETTY: INTERIOR STYLE
By Diane Dorrans Saeks
Photography by Lisa Romerein
The first-ever compilation of the luxurious interiors from the influential designer and philanthropist Ann Getty.
For those who are passionate about fine interiors, the preservation of antiques, a high level of craftsmanship, and respect for architectural integrity, this book offers an insider’s view of the exquisite designs of Ann Getty. Fluent in classical styles and periods, and known for sourcing her vast array of objects and opulent materials from across the globe, Getty creates interiors that are steeped in historical style yet remain fresh and vibrant for today’s clientele.
From the exceptional residence she and her music-composer husband, Gordon Getty, use for entertaining and displaying their world-class collection of art and antiques, to the comfortable yet elegant townhouse she designed for a stylish young family, the book showcases richly detailed interiors that are coveted by design enthusiasts and collectors. Featured are pieces from Getty’s successful furniture line of original designs as well as authentic reproduction pieces inspired by the renowned Getty collection and her own extensive travel and design studies.
This intimate look, Getty’s first-ever monograph, demonstrates how to combine objects from different time periods and styles in a sumptuous atmosphere rich in bold colors, vibrant textures, and classic elegance.
Based in San Francisco, Ann Getty has been providing custom interior design to clients worldwide since 1995. She and husband Gordon are philanthropists to the arts, culture, music, anthropology, and education.
Diane Dorrans Saeks is a noted design lecturer, founder of the design/travel blog The Style Saloniste, and the author of more than twenty books, including Hollywood Style, Palm Springs Living, and Michael S. Smith: Elements of Style.
Lisa Romerein’s photographs have been featured in many books, including Michael Smith: Elements of Style, as well as C magazine, Town & Country, and Elle Decor.
8 ¾ x 10 7/8 inches