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Houses: Inside and Out (Design) Hardcover – October 30, 2007
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About the Author
Interior designer Mariette Himes Gomez has been at the forefront of her profession for more than twenty-five years. In 1975, she opened her own Manhattan firm, Gomez Associates, which is known for very livable rooms with clean lines and clear architectural definition. She was named one of the House Beautiful Giants of Design in 2004 and honored as a Dean of American Design by Architectural Digest in 2005. Gomez's work has been published in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, the New York Times, and Town & Country. Her line of furniture, the Mariette Himes Gomez Collection for the Hickory Chair Company, is available in stores throughout the country and in her own store, The Shop, in New York City. The author of the bestselling Rooms and Houses, she lives in New York City and on Long Island, New York.
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'Houses inside and Out' features Gomez's understanding of a house being more than its interior. The book chronicles the harmony found in thoughtful design from the ground up. I like the photographs for their visual detail and because they showcase good design in collaboration with good architecture in environments suiting the homes. They also showcase Gomez's artful arrangement of shapes and forms in the volumes of the homes she designs within.
I reviewed 'Rooms' when it first came out and was followed by a review alluding to my being in the publisher's camp. Not the case, but as a fan of Gomez, I still sticky-note my issues of 'Architectural Digest' whenever a Gomez interior is featured.
Gomez's second book is a good read like her first. I'll refer to 'Houses Inside and Out' (as I do with 'Rooms') for useful inspiration and when the company of a good interior design books beckons me. Gomez's writing style is refreshingly open and steeped in designer wisdom. I enjoy absorbing her thoughtful approaches to color choices, furniture groupings, scale and texture and placement of art and accessories. 'Houses Inside and Out' is a delightful complement to my collection of interior design, architecture and landscape design books.
After I finished reading the book, I opened it again and browsed through all the wonderful photos.
I am going to buy another book by the same author, "Rooms".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not very helpful. Common sense mostly, and very high end at that.Published 17 months ago by J. Sixbey
Beautiful photos and thoughtful, philosophical write ups on homes.Published 19 months ago by Lorraine Bowlin
If you are a fan of Mariette Himes-Gomez design work, you should find this book an enticing read. She features several homes, interiors and exteriors of diverse styles. Read morePublished 20 months ago by L. M. Keefer
Beautiful photos, traditional with that extra something special that makes you take a second look... Read morePublished on June 16, 2014 by Terri Myers
This is one of two books I had borrowed from the library, only intending to look at the photos but her writing drew me in and I ended up reading the whole book. Read morePublished on April 3, 2014 by Tea&BookLover
As beautiful as this book is, the homes inside all felt very American. Had I had the opportunity to browse the pages, I would not have bought it, because I prefer more... Read morePublished on March 22, 2009 by D. R. Jensen