Books: Tom Scheerer

September 02, 2013

Eric Boman

So much to admire about the brilliance of
Tom Scheerer designs.

Like how he is more than okay utilizing
inexpensive accents and the simplest of
fabrics (i.e. cottons and linens).
How he favors the a bit undecorated.


 Slightly undecorated is subjective
for sure, but in the pages
of Mimi Read's Tom Scheerer Decorates
 one can learn Scheerer's take on it.

He refers to this aspect of his style as
'underbaked,' and the more I ponder
 that reference (shooing away all images
of gooey molten cakes and brownies!)
the more I realize it's what so many of us
creatives truly desire...

Pieter Estersohn
images above via

that undeniably gorgeous
sort of incomplete-ocity
which leaves
plenty of air
to breathe.

Oberto Gili

I'm so thrilled Tom Scheerer Decorates!
It hits the stands September 10th,
and I bet you'll love it like I do.
Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer Decorates
by Mimi Read
Photography by Francesco Lagnese
(Vendome Press, 2013)

Eric Boman
de Givenchy Residence

All of you design freaks know these next
beauties from Scheerer's beachy portfolio by heart,
but I don't care...they're still worthy with a capital W.

Eric Boman

Eric Boman

The geometry dazzles no matter
how many years ago this
space first blew up on the web.

Eric Boman

 Happy September, you crazy kids.

Peace to you right where you are.

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  1. Looks just great, would love to read that book!

  2. All so lovely....simple, elegant, understated and warm and inviting....perfect!

    Hope you are feeling great Michele and had a wonderful Labor day.

  3. Hello! Gorgeous images. I recently signed up for his blog posts, and now I might have a new book to purchase! Hope you are well!

  4. I love this look but usually called it, my silliness. I hope you had a fabulous weekend!


  5. Great book, Michele!! It is on my list!
    Happy Tuesday, sweet lady.

  6. I love to read your point of view. always a pleasure to read your thoughts,

  7. Understated with room to breath.. Perfect! If things are too bright and busy it makes it difficult for me to relax and think. Looks like a wonderful book:)

  8. I love the concept of 'underbaked' decorating. These are very pretty (and peaceful) rooms, thanks for sharing the book. It sounds wonderful.

  9. Beautiful inspiration Michele!

  10. Dear Michele,
    What a gorgeous post!!! Love all of this design!

  11. I'm a big fan of underbaked, too, from chocolate chip cookies (the first thing that came to mind when I read the title of your post) to home decor. Overdone leaves no room for the imagination! I keep thinking my jenga stack of design books is getting out of control, but this one may need to be added anyway. Happy September! XO

  12. Hi. I was stopping by blogs in hopes of getting some help on a Martha Stewart Contest....I've been nominated and I was trying to get Votes to help Win...if you have time I would love to see you come by my blog, Vote and also enter in a giveaway for your support!! Your able to vote 6 times in a row daily until Sept. 13th!! I would greatly appreciate it!! Thanks so much!

  13. y'all are gonna love the book and get lost in some of these spaces. what a bonus that the designer is so humble and no nonsense. :)

  14. Hi, Michele! Catching up with you and your lovely blog today. I always feel like I've gone on a mini vacation when I visit with so many lovely images to see. :) Hope you're feeling strong and blessed today. Sonya

  15. How much do you love him!! He is my new favorite!

  16. Michele, you have a gorgeous blog and I love your Scripture fitting. I will be sure to follow along!
    Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces

  17. Love the way he mixes modern and antique so naturally :) Happy Weekend to you my dear xxx

  18. Oh wow... amazing spaces. I like the underbaked concept and look. And those last photos are just stunning. That huge piece of coral in the last photo is glorious!


  19. i know, cindy--i want that coral!

  20. Just crawled out from under my rock.....had not seen those last few images...crikey they are so good!!

  21. I just love his work and the new book is amazing...have poured over each and every image...


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