Books: Modern Living by Claire Bingham (teNeues)

May 16, 2017

Claire Bingham, author of Modern Living - New Country and Modern Living - Scandinavian Style (teNeues)
I'm gonna try to be a grownup as I pen
this book review and not let it become
a love letter to the author, but guys!
You know that's never easy for a designfreak!

Claire Bingham possesses what I consider
to be an enviable vocation: she writes
about the design and decoration
of homes and hotels
and how their occupants
live in them.

And she writes splendidly
. Exhibit A:

© Modern Living - New Country by Claire Bingham,
published by teNeues, $55,

There's a winning mix of rustically lovely
country homes inside this book of wonder by Claire!
I fell in love with the casual glam of
the beautiful farmhouse on page 110
and with the rough luxe allure of the
grand chateau on page 50...yet
my favorite home in the book
is a study in tranquility...
a vacation home on
the chic French coast, Île de Ré.
It was difficult to peel myself away
from that particular design story which I found
to be an engaging atmospheric journey with soul.
Who can't use an atmospheric journey with soul?
Deposit this one on your design library shelf tout suite!
T o P   s E c R e T...
Curious to peek inside Modern Living - New Country
before you throw it in your cart?

© Modern Living - Scandinavian Style by Claire Bingham,
published by teNeues, $55,
Exhibit B:

(published by teNeues)
In Modern Living Scandinavian Style, the design journalist
does not simply treat us to eye-candy with
carefully curated, cozy Nordic spaces.
No, flicka.
She fesses up the secrets to creating
these looks with do-able tips for
scoring Scandi chic.
One of my favorite aspects of this stylish volume
is how many spotlighted interiors are rich in color!
We frequently lump all-white décor schemes,
pastels, and Swedish style together exclusively,
so it may surprise you to find colorful vibrancy
and eclecticism singing on these yummy pages.
May I offer one last gush about this lovely book?
It's friendly.
It is. There's no snob factor.
Claire, you had me at friendly on page one.

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Claire Bingham - via

Claire is the former Homes editor of Elle Decoration,
and these are a few enchanting images of her
undone and effortless chic Victorian home you
may recall spying on Design*Sponge years ago.

Claire Bingham - via

Claire Bingham - via

*the grownup sighs*
Peace to you right where you are.


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Thanks, teNeues for the opportunity to share these beautiful
titles with my design savvy audience.

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  1. I haven't looked at the magazine ~thx for all this! I'll take a peak at her blog too:)

    1. Not a magazine--but gorgeous décor books for your library! xox


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