Hot off the press, I had the pleasure of perusing Suzanne Tucker’s newest book,  “Interiors The Romance of Design”!  I adore the way Suzanne strategically layers color and texture into rooms, while keeping neutral backgrounds. The result is a fresh mix of continental flavor, classic style and comfortable sophistication. Suzanne has a special way of combining art, antiques, contemporary pieces and custom-designed furniture, all adding to the feel of timeless interiors.  Run, don’t walk, to get your own copy by entering into our Rafflecopter giveaway!

A Japanese bronze container with my specimen Makai orchid; beeswax candles in nineteenth-century Japanese candlesticks; an antique Italian commode; a hammered-nickel table base in the study.

Custom silk tassels, cords,and other trims add layers of detail to curtains, pillows, and other elements of the decor; a chinoiserie box atop an antique French marble mantel; etched mirror details of the dining room, juxtaposed with a creamy glazed strié wall finish; the jagged pattern on the tub chairs adds a contemporary edge to the living room.

In her ultra-couture dressing room, luscious velvets, lalique touches, and a custom-woven tiger-patterned wool and silk carpet heighten the glamorous effect.

We extended the original dining roomby a third. The signed, late-eighteenth-century French mahogany dining table affords expansive seating for frequent entertaining.

The reverse view from the living room to the game room gives a sense of the striking array of textures and colors we drew from the multihued stone. African masks from their collection hang prominently overhead.

Above the bath are three illuminated lalique panels. The floor mosaic emphasizes the curves of the custom vanities.

Deep persimmon walls and a multihued floral fabric drench the master bedroom in color.

Spanish-style country barstools pull up to the island in the kitchen. The intricate silhouette of the custom iron chandelier reads clearly against the plaster walls.

Brought from their beloved Queen Ann Victorian, the tole maiden blesses the bar area. The horizontal graining of the Azul do Mar quartzite echoes the subtle striations visible in the bleached walnut cabinetry.

Suzanne Tucker has been creating interiors of timeless grace for over twenty-five years. The San Francisco- based firm of Tucker & Marks, founded together with managing partner, Timothy Marks, is one of the leading design firms in the country. She is the recipient of numerous awards, repeatedly named to Architectural Digest’s “AD100” list of architects and designers, and recently honored as San Francisco Design Center’s 2013 Designer of Distinction. Her textiles and tabletop line for Suzanne Tucker Home are in luxury showrooms and stores across the country.