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Heirloom Modern: Homes filled with objects bought, bequeathed, beloved, and worth handing down Hardcover – April 2, 2013
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"Stylish Brooklyn-based sisters Hollister and Porter Hovey sound like they might be characters in a J.D. Salinger novel, and the rooms they admire and create are straight out of those pages too, layered with stories and antiques, personality and flea market finds, family heirlooms, and collections. Together, Hollister and Porter have created a book...that would make a minimalist shudder but inspires a way of living that is truly personal and utterly unique." ~New York Observer
“Heirloom Modern hits the right tone of mixing the old with the new, honoring and savoring the past while living in the present. This book…is sure to inspire anyone whose tastes run to the traditional, lived in and well-loved.” ~Surroundings.com
“The sisters create interior designs that combine pieces of personal history with thrift-store finds and a smattering of modern electronics.” ~The Wall Street Journal
"Nostalgia, adventure, and history are some of the components this book emphasizes to include more zip and zing into your home." ~The Society Diaries
"This book is a must read for those with a penchant for design and an eye for collecting and decorating your home. You will absolutely be smitten by this book!" ~Hamptons Hostess
“History. Autobiography. Nostalgia. Along with photographer sister Porter, Hovey has created a glorious book that’s a love letter to the memorabilia, antiques, thrift-store finds and keepsakes that jostle next to each other and make up a new, surprisingly modern aesthetic.” ~R Home
“Heirloom Modern hits the right tone of mixing the old with the new, honoring and savoring the past…” ~Surroundings.com
About the Author
Hollister Hovey is the creator of the history-laden lifestyle blog, "Hollister Hovey." Porter Hovey is a photographer and interior decorator. They are the founders of Hovey Design. Their nostalgia-highlighting aesthetic has been featured multiple times in the New York Times, as well as in House Beautiful, Domino, and Design Sponge.
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Then, too many people only value things that are expensive. We can enjoy expensive looking decorating books even knowing that the houses may not reflect anything about their owners other than their ability to write a big check. To me this book represents the opposite extreme. I don't see it at all as a chance for rich people to show off their things, but rather a peep into the homes of people who are capable of appreciating things for their emotional and sentimental value.
Not that you shouldn't own anything valuable, but you shouldn't be so in awe of it that you can't surround it with things that are significant in ways known only to you. Ideally, I think a house should be a microcosm reflecting whatever is most important to the residents, a reflection of the world as well as a refuge from it; that happens here.
The photographs show mostly vignettes and collections of similar or disparate items against neutral backgrounds. This is more real life decorating than magical fantasy room transformations, but the pictures are interesting, charming, cheerful, and fresh, and the texts tell the stories of the real people who filled and inhabit these rooms.