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Saturday, November 23, 2013

THE INSPIRED HOME: INTERIORS OF DEEP BEAUTY by Karen Lehrman Bloch - Book Signing

reporter: Miguel Dominguez
text: Harper Collins Publishers


On September 17th, art scholar Karen Lehrman Bloch had a signing of her most recent book The Inspired Home: Interiors of deep beauty at Rizzoli New York.

The Inspired Home: Interiors of Deep Beauty opens the door to twenty-five of the most beautiful homes in the world—ones owned by top interior designers, fashion designers, artists, and stylists—to reveal how simple principles borrowed from nature can inspire gorgeous, innovative interiors that both calm and embolden us.



Karen Lehrman Bloch is a cultural critic, a curator, and the director of Grafia Books, a producer of high-end books on art, design, and style. She has been hailed by the New York Times Book Review as one of the "sharpest of the individualist critics," and her criticism and commentary have appeared in the New York Times, the New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, Slate, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Art + Auction, and Metropolis. She is the author of The Lipstick Proviso: Women, Sex & Power in the Real World and contributed the foreword to La Formentera: The Woodland Refuge of Juan Montoya.





Margaret Poswistilo, Karen, Jean-Marie Truchard



To create this unique volume, Karen Lehrman Bloch interviewed renowned aesthetes with homes all over the world, including interior designers Juan Montoya, Darryl Carter, and Vicente Wolf; fashion designers Donna Karan, Alberta Ferretti, and Consuelo Castiglioni; stylist Lori Goldstein; and artist Michele Oka Doner.



The direct and practical advice featured inside, along with a wealth of extraordinary photographs of the homes, teaches us how to feel visually, understand color and texture, and find objects, new and used, with a sense of life. An inspired home, Bloch reveals, fulfills our physical and spiritual needs, provides an enduring sense of rejuvenation and pleasure, and is both easily attainable and timeless.



Harper Collins Editor Julia Abramoff and Karen with Patti Weinberg














Dana Della Valle with Todd D. Slater








Author Bruce Feiler making presentation speech

And Introducing Karen to the audience






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