Monday, October 7, 2013

Stephen Sills Latest Book a Must For Your Coffee Table

"He's good...very good.  I like him."
                                   Matthew Patrick Smyth
I spent the weekend reading this
 marvelous new design book by 
from Rizzoli.
This is his second book 
and centers on 16 
residential interiors.
(Drop date October 22nd.)
In this book there is a warm intro from
and  you know that he
 doesn't speak for just anyone.

It was like opening a door.
 Known for his projects
 throughout the world this book
has a sense of home
 and luxury.  
Rich luxury.
 Beautiful stock, well laid out 
yet filled with ideas that do not just apply
 to big budgets. 

On the Upper West Side of Manhattan
 is the classic apartment building,
 The Apthorp,
 where Mr. Sills 
is the creative director and
With this building as a historical backdrop
Mr. Sills taste is clearly seen.
from Mr. Sills.
The spaces show someone  
who is very confident 
 of his talents.
Custom created rugs, the best antiques,
both historical and modern, 
high end finishes and
incredible space.
It's all here on these pages.

And the artwork!
An amazing mix of 
contemporary, whimsical and
 beautiful masters, but not in an obvious
"in your face" way.

I have to say that this pair
of Calude Lalanne 
bronze chairs
 knocked me off my seat.
I could live with them
in an empty room and
just gaze at them.
With the Lichtenstein and the
other gold accents this
room has to be one of my
The rug. 
 The detailed moldings. 
 The lamps.
Notice this
amazing Aubusson Directoire 
rug placed in a home on Long Island
that Mr. Sills did for long time clients
with a major art collection.

You can see that the wall trim on
this hallway is done 
in nail heads.
Mr. Sills rooms are brilliant in the
mix of styles and fabrics, but
the details are what make
him a master!
Out of this world.
Leather covered walls,  huge
tapestries, custom floors and woodwork
chosen and remilled for just the 
perfect old world feeling.  
Country French, mid century, custom bronzes,
Moroccan tiles, Italian pieces 
are all in the mix and I think 
that and the way Mr. Sills spaces
his rooms were the most
exciting to me. 
Of all the great design books
on the shelves this Fall, I 
think this is one that I will constantly 
refer back to for inspiration...
and DECORATION tips.
Photography:  Francois Halard

Have a terrific week.


  1. great piece in town & country about him this month!

    1. Glad to know more about him with this new book.

  2. Out of all the new book offerings this Fall, I only ordered three. Stephen Sills' book was one of them. I can hardly wait for it to arrive!

    1. You are going to be thrilled. I am on my second run through of just the photos.

  3. I love those bronze chairs, too. Are the backs ginkgo leaves? One of my favorite trees. Or are they like a section of toadstool? Either way, I love them.

    Looks like a great read.


  4. Yes, the Ginkgo tree. So exotic and attractive to me. I love looking at these rooms and finding a new favorite piece on each glance.

  5. Wow, such talent! I must add this book to my growing wish list!!

    The Glam Pad


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