They say "the cobbler's children have no shoes" ... well in this instance this is certainly not the case! Ronda Rice Carman's new book Designers at Home, Personal Reflections on Stylish Living beautifully illustrates the intimate spaces of fifty leaders of design world. In my opinion, there is no space like that of your own home that says more about your personal style and aesthetic. That being said, we as designers, probably have a love/hate relationship with designing our own spaces. Our standards are exacting and sometimes (often) our taste preferences certainly exceed our pocketbooks (speaking for myself, of course). I remind my children frequently as they are complaining about my obsession with household details that I get paid good money to be OCD.
Our homes are our canvases on which we craft our art, so thank you Ronda for such a thoughtful glimpse into these extraordinarily talented designers' self-portraits!
|Martyn Lawrence Bullard