Fall is my favorite time of year, even though here in Florida we don't get any Fall colors, but the humidity does begin to lift as the rainy season abates. Another nice perk is that all of the new design/decor books come out. "House In The Country" is one of these long-awaited titles from Vendome Press that is debuting. Famed architect/designer husband/wife team Peter Pennoyer and Katie Ridder have spent decades designing for their lucky clients, but this is the story of how they built their very own dream house in Millbrook, NY.
Far from cookie-cutter generic-ness (my made-up word), they used their unique talents and erudite tastes to create a truly unique home and garden (Katie is quite the horticulturist) for their family. A refreshing departure from the status quo and the visually constipating boredom of American mass marketing trends for architecture and decor.
This is one of my favorite rooms in the 227 page book. Lush photos by interiors photographer Eric Piasecki and text by contributing author Anne Walker are a treat. You will be transported to Millbrook for a delightful tour and backstory on this gem of a Greek Revival-inspired house and its' grounds.