Raise your martini glass to Mr Hamel

Mr Hamel knows how to throw a fabulous party…..one beautiful room, many smart and creative people and endless martinis….check, check, and check! Last night’s book launch was truly a fabulous celebration of this beautiful big book. The book marks Thomas’ 20th anniversary in Australia, it offers a breathtaking view of magnificent homes from a harbour-front villa and bayside Italianate residence in Melbourne, to a stylish retreat in Florida and a French farmhouse in Luberon. Each chapter is accompanied by a description of the design process for each transformation.

Thank you for having us a long Thomas, your book is sitting on the coffee table in our showroom for all our visitors to enjoy.

My must have design books list continued….

The Great American Decorator, by Billy Baldwin We love Billy, he is truly amazing. They called him the “Dean of American Decorating.” Billy Baldwin famously conceived Cole Porter’s dark brown library and the vibrant red cotton chintz that defined fashion editor Diana Vreeland’s apartment. His famous clients included Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Baby and Bill Paley.

Billy was once quoted something that rings true to me, “be faithful to your own taste because nothing you really like is ever out of style.” I couldn’t agree more.

The Allure of Style, by Mary McDonald Award-winning interior designer Mary McDonald inspires readers to combine old-fashioned elegance with the joy of fearless, exuberant decorating.  Mary is consistently ranked one of House Beautiful’s top 100 designers.

 She is so chic and a fabulous designer and seeing all her spaces in one book will be a certainly be a treat.