Elegant. Restrained. Unpretentious. Sophisticated. Informal. These seemingly contradictory adjectives all characterize the inimitable interior design of Tom Scheerer, who has himself dubbed his style “Relaxed Modernism.” For more than three decades, he has brought his singular touch to city apartments, country houses, and tropical getaways. Each of the dozens of projects compiled in this two–volume set reveals the fierce intelligence, impeccable sense of proportion, and encyclopedic knowledge of design history that inform his deceptively effortless work. In a New York Times review of Scheerer’s first book, Tom Scheerer Decorates, design journalist David Netto describes it as “a highly personal exploration of the vanishing art of great American design, as pioneered by Van Day Truex, Billy Baldwin and Albert Hadley. Scheerer . . . is perhaps its most expert proponent today.” This collection, slipcased in the pattern of the designer’s signature caning, confirms Scheerer’s inclusion in the American design pantheon.
Tom Scheerer began his decorating career in the mid–1980s after graduating from Cooper Union with a degree in architecture. He formed his own firm in 1995. He is the subject of Tom Scheerer Decorates and the author of Tom Scheerer: More Decorating. His work is regularly featured in Architectural Digest, Town & Country, House Beautiful, and Elle Decor. He is named annually to the AD100 list of top interior designers. He divides his time between New York, Paris, and Harbour Island.
Mimi Read is the author of Tom Scheerer Decorates. She writes about architecture and design for the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The New Yorker, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, and many other publications. She lives in New Orleans.
Francesco Lagnese is an internationally acclaimed interiors and travel photographer whose work appears regularly in Condé Nast Traveler, US, UK, and Italy, Vanity Fair, House Beautiful, Town & Country, Town & Country Travel, and Architectural Digest. He lives in Germany.