The very best of luxury products for both residential and commercial design can be found at the ICFF, International Contemporary Furniture Fair, which was just held in New York City in May. As a luxury interior designer, I make it … Continue reading
Lately, I’ve had Animal Prints on my mind. Must be the Fall air, I get excited to begin wearing more of my animal prints although I have many I wear in the summer months. Just as there is most probably room in your closet for a few animal print items there is certainly room in most every home for just a touch- or more… My favorite is Leopard Prints. Let me tell you though, there is classy and trashy. Don’t over do! Here’s a look at Leopard print done right, both as wearable fashion and fashion for the home – photos via #Pinterest. Plus, my family will get a kick out of this post, one Christmas I opened six gifts in a row that were all leopard print!
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Thoughtful and provoking contemporary design of luxurious private residences in California has been made to look easy by John Finton of Finton Construction. Recently, Brizo sent to me John Finton’s book “California Luxury Living, A Private Tour” to review. Without exception, I found it an easy book to summarize as it overflowed cover to cover with drool worthy photography of a selection of the builder’s outstanding residential designs in California. Lucky California!
John Finton and Finton Construction’s work has been featured in multiple publications, platforms and has received numerous accolades. However, from a designer’s standpoint, the most important accolade(s) that an Interior Designer or Builder can receive are those of his or her client(s) which is quite evident here. The well written yet brief introductions/chapters give the reader a clear sense of what each project entailed. The construction of these magnificent homes is truly inspirational and worthy of your attention.
What really stood out to me as I perused the colorful pages of this beautiful book, was the remarkable talent displayed in the execution of the full gamut of design/build. From the ultra contemporary to a modernist French Provincial to a beach home and even some historic renovation, the variety is definitely there. This confirms that talented designers and builders can design and build well, regardless of the style, successfully. It takes vision.
Embedded below is John Finton’s self narrated YouTube video. Opening shots will help you grasp the enormity of the design/build projects this company takes on.
One thing is for sure, you will have difficulty finding the page numbers listed in the Table of Contents due to the extraordinarily high number of full page photographs. To sum it up in a word, LUXURY. I recommend this book for every avid design lover.This post sponsored in part by Brizo. The views and opinions expressed here are totally those of Chatti Patti Talks Design. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check back as there’s some great things in the works at Patti Johnson Interiors!