We interrupt this weekend with a book alert! Soooo excited, I can’t help myself. I rarely pre-order books, usually wait until they’ve been out a while and buy them used, but this one sounded so amazing in an article I read recently, I just knew it was going to be wonderful..and it is! My copy just arrived in the mail today and I’m in love!
In the BNOTP Library: One Man’s Folly: The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood
Author: Julia Reed
Hardcover: 224 pages
Book size: 12.3 x 9.4 x 1.1
3 Things I Like About This Book:
- I haven’t had a chance to read it since it just arrived but the pictures in the book are beyond beautiful! Some of the rooms are so beautiful, emotions well up inside when looking at them. Why is it some rooms can do that to us?
- Book showcases the personal home of designer and antique expert, Furlow Gatewood in Americus, Georgia. He has been an associate and antique-buying partner of John Rosselli’s (Bunny Williams’ husband) for over 40 years. This book acutally gives you a look at five homes/buildings on his 11 acre property. Right now I don’t even care what’s written inside. It was worth the price of admission just to see the pictures of these beautiful spaces.
- If I could only buy one book this entire year, this would be it. Period.
Interesting tidbit: The Foreword and the Afterward are written by Bunny Williams, one of my favorite designers and who authored one of my all-time fave decorating books, An Affair With A House, a book about her own home. One Man’s Folly is also dedicated to Bunny and her husband John.
You can read more about this book and preview it at Amazon where I normally buy my books, via the picture link below.
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