|November 14, 2017
Designer and Stylist – “Decorate Fearlessly with Susanna Salk”
|Susanna Salk is a designer, stylist, stager as well as the author of many best-selling design books. Her first was the unexpected hit, “A Privileged Life, Celebrating WASP Style” (Assouline) which stemmed from her upbringing on Boston’s North Shore. Her next books celebrated design, from the personal weekend spaces of style makers in “Weekend Retreats” to “Room for Children: Stylish Spaces for Sleep and Play,” which was the first book of its kind to explore design for the junior set. “Be Your Own Decorator: Taking Cues and Confidence from Today’s Leading Designers” (Rizzoli) followed, inspiring people to take design into their own hands. Her 2013 debut of “C.Z. Guest: American Style Icon,” (Rizzoli) was the first pictorial book on the iconic style of C.Z. Guest. “Decorate Fearlessly! Using Whimsy, Confidence and a Dash of Surprise to Create Personal Spaces,” (Rizzoli, 2014) explored the power and panache rooms can have when decorated with confidence instead of rules and “It’s the Little Things: Creating Big Moments In Your Home Through the Stylish Small Stuff” (Rizzoli, 2016) focused on the big power of the little moments in rooms.
Her latest book “Dogs and Their Designers” (Rizzoli, 2017) is a pictorial celebration of the beloved dogs of some of the world’s top interior designers and the stylish life they share. Salk also hosts the monthly “At Home With” video series on the Quintessence blog, which captures her visiting the homes of top designers and style makers around the globe. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two boys.
|April 10, 2018
Author – “Porthault: The Art of Luxury Linens”
|Brian D. Coleman, M.D. is a practicing psychiatrist in Seattle, Washington. Also an old house enthusiast, he has grown his love for restoration and design into an active second career. He is the Editor-at-large for Arts and Crafts Homes and Old House Journal magazines and has written numerous articles on home design. Brian is the author of twenty books including “Farrow & Ball: The Art of Color”, “Scalamandre”, and “Fortuny” among others and most recently “D.Porthault: The Art of Luxury Linens”. Brian divides his time between Seattle and New York.|