Item description for Spectacular Homes of Tennessee by Jolie Carpenter...
Over 200 photographs of the work of over 40 leading interior designers in Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville. Some of the featured designers include Shirley Horwitz, Keith Headley, Landy Gardner, William Eubanks and Lee Pruitt.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.7" Width: 10.6" Height: 0.6" Weight: 3.1 lbs.
Release Date Feb 7, 2006
Publisher Panache Partners, LLC
ISBN 1933415118 ISBN13 9781933415116
Availability 0 units.
More About Jolie Carpenter
Jolie Carpenter is the author of "Spectacular Homes of Texas" and "Spectacular Restaurants of Texas," She lives in Dallas, Texas.
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Not Entirely Spectacular Oct 25, 2007
This appears to be one of those books where interior designers buy from one to four pages to showcase their own work. It is not a bad promotional idea, but as there are few if any critical editorial retrictions, the resulting book is uneven at best. For example, one new house in Nashville features a dining room of classic proportions (the architect is uncredited) with what appears to be pairs of arched French doors of mirrored antique glass that slide into pockets -- very interesting but no explanation despite a volume of "blah, blah, blah" text. The same room has a beautiful huge table surrounded by large scale leather-covered chairs, all with arms; again, that is interesting, but there is no comment on that, apparently they were already in the owners' collection. A pair of chandeliers dominate the photo, leading one to suspect that they are the interior designer's main contribution -- a double commission at that. The styling of the photo is disorienting because the table is empty except for a row of oddly chosen candlesticks and a series of glass containers without their intended flowers. This is just one example from the book, and certainly some projects are much better, but some are even worse. If you are looking for a collection of truly spectacular homes in the state, keep looking. If you are looking for an interior designer in the state, this might serve as preliminary guide, including "who Not to hire".