Heirloom Modern: Homes filled with objects bought, bequeathed, beloved, and worth handing down

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A look inside the homes of today’s stylish new "heirloomists." Proclaimed as "the New Antiquarians" in the New York Times, Hollister and Porter Hovey are proponents of an aesthetic that puts Ralph Lauren, the Royal Tennenbaums, and a whole lot of taxidermy into a tarnished silver cocktail shaker and mixes it all up. As the principles of Hovey Design, they work to integrate nostalgia, adventure, and history into the home. In this book, the sisters pull back the velvet drapes on the model ships, antique book ...
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Overview

A look inside the homes of today’s stylish new "heirloomists." Proclaimed as "the New Antiquarians" in the New York Times, Hollister and Porter Hovey are proponents of an aesthetic that puts Ralph Lauren, the Royal Tennenbaums, and a whole lot of taxidermy into a tarnished silver cocktail shaker and mixes it all up. As the principles of Hovey Design, they work to integrate nostalgia, adventure, and history into the home. In this book, the sisters pull back the velvet drapes on the model ships, antique book collections, and vintage Vuitton trunks that fill the homes of today’s chicest heirloomists and flea-market lovers, and give readers a visual taste of this eclectic, generation-hurdling aesthetic. This book opens up the homes of individuals and couples to show how they use décor to give their residences a sense of history and autobiography. The Hoveys venture into the apartments, cottages, and townhouses of artists, architects, designers, furniture makers, and landscape designers, who seamlessly integrate inherited keepsakes, tag sale curiosities, collections and memorabilia, and contemporary art. Inspiring in its eclecticism, this book introduces readers to a new kind of modern.
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"Stylish Brooklyn-based sisters Hollister and Porter Hovey sound like they might be characters in a J.D. Salinger novel, and the rooms they admire and create are straight out of those pages too, layered with stories and antiques, personality and flea market finds, family heirlooms, and collections. Together, Hollister and Porter have created a book...that would make a minimalist shudder but inspires a way of living that is truly personal and utterly unique." ~New York Observer

Heirloom Modern hits the right tone of mixing the old with the new, honoring and savoring the past while living in the present. This book…is sure to inspire anyone whose tastes run to the traditional, lived in and well-loved.” ~Surroundings.com
 
“The sisters create interior designs that combine pieces of personal history with thrift-store finds and a smattering of modern electronics.” ~The Wall Street Journal

"Nostalgia, adventure, and history are some of the components this book emphasizes to include more zip and zing into your home." ~The Society Diaries

"This book is a must read for those with a penchant for design and an eye for collecting and decorating your home. You will absolutely be smitten by this book!" ~Hamptons Hostess

History. Autobiography. Nostalgia. Along with photographer sister Porter, Hovey has created a glorious book that’s a love letter to the memorabilia, antiques, thrift-store finds and keepsakes that jostle next to each other and make up a new, surprisingly modern aesthetic.” ~R Home
 
“Heirloom Modern
hits the right tone of mixing the old with the new, honoring and savoring the past…” ~Surroundings.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847839599
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 4/2/2013
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 607,331
  • Product dimensions: 11.28 (w) x 8.68 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Hollister Hovey is the creator of the history-laden lifestyle blog, "Hollister Hovey." Porter Hovey is a photographer and interior decorator. They are the founders of Hovey Design. Their nostalgia-highlighting aesthetic has been featured multiple times in the New York Times, as well as in House Beautiful, Domino, and Design Sponge.
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