16 June 2010

Noted Author: Diane Dorrans Saeks

 

Do you have a favorite design book?   I know, I know, there are so many design books available that it is hard to pick a favorite.  But, it didn't used to be that way.   In the past there were much, much fewer design books published.   Today, the market for these beautiful books has exploded and it seems every well known interior designer has his own book.  My collection of design books was once manageable.  Now I have literally run out of space to store all my books - there are stacks of them in  my garage waiting for some miracle like a gorgeous two-story library to suddenly appear in my house.   What are my favorites?    The list would be long.

 

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An early design book that I absolutely loved was California Cottages, written in 1996.  

 

 

image This small book is filled with pictures of charming California houses.  

 

 

image I remember I particularly loved these chairs!!! 

 

 

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The year 1997 brought this book – I devoured it – cover to cover and then over again.  This book was a favorite for years and years.  

 
 

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And of course, a more recent book – Elements of Style – is now in its 8th printing which is a huge feat in design books.   All these books I have mentioned have one thing in common – they were written by San Francisco author Diane Dorrans Saeks. 

 

 

imageimage Above are Diane’s books.   How many do you own?   I was surprised how many I actually had myself!  Besides writing books, Diane writes for many publications.   She is currently working on two new book titles.  And Diane still has time to write a wonderful blog, The Style Saloniste HERE 

 

 

image The author, Diane Dorrans Saeks.   Our honored guest this week on The Skirted Roundtable.   She is an intelligent and fascinating woman.  Be sure to listen HERE.

 

As always, your support and comments are very, very much appreciated.