Timeless Elegance: The Houses of David EastonBy David Easton and Annette Tapert
Timeless Elegance is a rare insight into the work of one of America's pre-eminent designers, David Easton, a master of both interior design and architecture. The versatility of his talent is displayed with examples of his work that range from a forty-five-room Georgian style house in Charlottesville, Virginia, to a Mediterranean stucco house in Mexico to a modern house in Aspen, Colorado. For Easton, all aspects of a house are simultaneously executed--the windows and curtain treatments are designed in tandem. Because Easton is the architect, interior decorator, furniture maker, and landscape designer, he can talk the reader through the importance of the seamless integration of the house, the decor, and the garden to create a sense of order and calm. This book charts the evolution of various projects, giving each property its own chapter. Black and white penciled drawings alongside museum quality watercolours by Easton's partner, Jimmy Steinmeyer, and stunning photographs of the finished interiors will be featured throughout. The text will be written by Annette Tappert, author of The Power of Style and former contributing editor to Architectural Digest. Design is by Doug Turshen, the designer of Bunny Williams' An Affair with a House and Point of View and Alessandra Branca's New Classic Interiors.