Coming in October: Mary Randolph Carter
As always, scores of beautiful design books will soon be landing in stores for the holiday shopping season. There are a few specific volumes that I'm really looking forward to talking about here but one less expected edition is Mary Randolph Carter's A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of A Misspent Life: How to live creatively with collections, clutter, work, kids, pets, art, etc... and stop worrying about everything being perfectly in its place. The title pretty much says it all, however, she's not talking about Grey Gardens living -- not squalor. Some of the inspiring homes she explores include Pamela Bell's brownstone and Oberto Gili's New York digs.
I'll be reviewing the book next month but today I wanted to offer a heads-up for anyone compiling a wish list. Expect to spot Carter's latest in local bookshops mid-to-late October. (I won't be surprised to see stacks of this edition greet me when I enter Anthropologie later in the fall!)