At home in Connecticut with Susanna Salk


Over the years, hosts Susanna Salk and I from our video series have inspired us just as you said you do. And in this special episode, Susanna invites us to her own home in Connecticut to show how she has interpreted many of their unique styles to encourage you to maybe do the same.

As our video series has grown and we have steadily collected over 100 episodes featuring top designers and flavor producers around the world, it occurred to us that the printed collection might be fine. I’m glad to share that the book, which will be released next year, works, as Suzana describes, “a kind of reverse flow of the video series: taking some of our favorite visits over the years and distilling back. in photographs, giving them my chapter and adding my memories. “A few wise words from Susanna’s introduction serve as the perfect theme for this video as well.

Susanna Salk Connecticut TV Room“I always preach to others the idea of ​​plagiarism when it comes to design, because it’s never a direct translation: if you like the salmon color Timothy Corrigan painted in the dining room at his castle in France, try it in your Chicago guest bathroom. If a custom-made Bunny William terrazzo tile in a Manhattan kitchen blinds you but exceeds your budget, consider designing your own design to liven up your life. Obsessed with Alexa Hampton creating visual landscapes through her classic treasure collections, but you’re not a seasonal collector? In fact, you are not collecting anything yet? Buy three things you love. Here it is: you started collecting just the way she did.

Susanna Salk bar on the verandaBut what I didn’t expect was the contagious power of designer homes over my little one. No matter how long we traveled and how long it took us to get home, I would cross my threshold always elated. My cup of inspiration was full and somehow I had to pour it somewhere in my rooms.

Susanna Salk Connecticut entranceI returned after the shooting in some of the largest English country houses and bought a porcelain flower vase in a local shipment for twenty-five dollars. I’d rather pass her. I liked how Johnson Hartig brazenly pinned his own luxury Schumacher wallpaper trompe l’oeil pattern of blue and white trays behind his stove, which I immediately ordered, then cut and arranged as soon as I got home, complete with thumbnails.

Susanna Salk Connecticut Kitchen-1That visual pleasure always pops up to me: if I have an emotional response when I see other people living with something I love, then why wouldn’t I afford to see something similar every day? “While these are all pictures from Susanne’s beautiful home in Connecticut, you’ll have to watch the video to see where the inspiration came from. So happy watching, be fearless and feel free to plagiarize.

Susanna Salk Connecticut pool and barnall photos of Stacey Bewkes for Quintessence

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