Monday, July 23, 2012

The Essential New Book for Your Design Collection: ANN GETTY INTERIOR STYLE

First look at my new book, publication date October 16, 2012. 

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 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:


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.

240 pages
8 ¾ x 10 7/8 inches


Beaux Books said...

Looking forward to seeing it. The photos you posted look sumptuous to say the least!

Things That Inspire said...

This looks like an exquisite book! One of my favorite things to do is scout out new decor books for my annual Christmas book list, and this one looks like one that must be included.

- Holly

m said...

Sumptuous! The art alone could be the inspiration for several books. Congratulations on this exquisite book. Mary

The Swan said...

I have been awaiting this tome by Ann Getty with much anticipation, for she dwells within a sparsely populated Pantheon of Interior Designers who have crossed into legendary and timeless rooms!

I can always tell a room touched by her mind and hand...for they are layered like no one else's! If I were to wish for dream come true, it would be for Mrs. Getty to design the rooms where my Soul dwells.

The Devoted Classicist said...

How wonderful! I can hardly wait to see all the latest photos of the interiors of one of this country's most chic women.

The French Maid said...

Can't wait to check this one out for myself...what eye candy!
--Lee Ann

Anonymous said...

I want you to know that I have slowly been adding your books to my collection of design tomes and I love them all. Just today, I got your Michael Smith book in the mail and now I am delighted to add one more to my list. Consider me a devoted fan.

A Super Dilettante said...

My dear Diane, what a treat in store for us. I think I'm beginning to count down the day of publication of your new book. I simply can't wait. The photography works are stunning. How I adore the bedroom with four-poster bed and I believe it's the painting by Marie Laurencin on the left hand wall hanging above the lamp. Wishing you and all those who invovled in this project all the very best of luck and success with the book!!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

How fabulous, Diane! I can't wait to see it. I've always adored Ann's style.

Dean Farris said...

Dear Diane,

Congrats on your latest book!
I will gladly buy it.

Dean Farris

Brillante Interiors said...

Another treasure book of yours I am looking forward to enjoy. I love your words in support of bookstores. Brava!

The-Countrypolitan said...

Congratulations on the new publication from all your hard and splendid work!

I look forward to adding this book to my library...

vicki archer said...

so exciting...can't wait to look at this... xv

Lisa Borgnes Giramonti said...


My heart is doing FLIPS! Those photos are poetic in their beauty. Cannot WAIT to get my hands on a copy. Congratulations on another INSTANT CLASSIC!


Philip Bewley said...

I am excited to see this, and i await the publication with anticipation. We received our Rizzoli catalog at the gallery, and I have the page open to your book description, placed on my desk.This is THE design book of the year, and I can see this will be a desired classic for years to come.
Congratulations and warmest regards,

Rachel Uchizono said...

I will be ordering your book from Laguna Beach Books! Can't wait to see it!

Victor said...

Nice article