Designers here and there


“Designers Here and There: Inside the City and Country Homes of America’s Top Decorators”

By Michele Keith

Thirty-eight private primary and vacation residences belonging to today’s most renowned designers are featured in this new “cocktail table” book.  These designer homes from around the country will inspire with full-color images of exquisitely appointed chic city apartments, elegant townhouses, minimalist mid-century gems, quaint cottages, historic mansions, scenic lake-view retreats and beachside bungalows located in Palm Desert, Palm Beach, Dallas, Chicago, East Hampton and Boston, among other locations.

Michele Keith’s lively, accessible text brings each distinct personality to life. She reveals how and why the designers gravitate to styles ranging from firmly traditional to coolly contemporary and Hollywood Regency.  The attributes of each location—setting, proportions, and character—influence the design direction each decorator took.  See how designers including Eric Cohler, Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman, John Phifer Marrs, Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, Eve Robinson, and Vicente Wolf choose to spend time in the intensely personal spaces they have created.  Each designer’s top five favorite decorating tips encourage readers to begin to perfect their own homes.

Texas designer John Phifer Marrs’ Lakehouse in the mountains, decorated with country furniture and whimsical art, provides a fun contrast to his Dallas residence, which is filled with collections of English transferware, antiques and serious artwork.

Designers Here and There: Inside the City and Country Homes of America’s Top Decorators by Michele Keith

(Hardcover – April 20, 2010) Available for Pre-order Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping.

Editorial Reviews

There is nothing more fascinating than getting a peek into the homes of others. When this group of top designers allowed Michele Keith to open the door not only to their urban dwellings but also to their second homes, we were given an opportunity for aspirational voyeurism that is unique. Grab the book, cast yourself on a sofa and go on one of the most revealing designer tours of all, the designers’ own homes.

Michele Keith provides great insight into the lives and personalities of some of our most celebrated designers through beautiful photographs of their homes. This book is for everyone who would like to discover how those who design for others design for themselves.
–Mary Douglas Drysdale


John Phifer Marrs, ASID
4623 West Lovers Lane
Dallas, Texas 75209
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