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Luxury Home Design Summit
May 19-21, 2020
Chatham Bars Inn Resort and Spa
Chatham, MA

Meet the Authors and Book Signings

 

Sophisticated Simplicity by Suzanne Kasler
Book signing: Monday, 5:00PM-6:30PM – Chatham Bars Inn Resort

Best-selling A-list designer  Suzanne Kasler (AD 100 and Elle Decor) is known for rooms with a foundation in tradition, pretty palettes, and timeless sophistication. She mixes American and European eclectic furnishings to create comfortable living spaces. In this collection of recent unseen residences in town and country and at the shore, the designer reflects on catalysts for her inventiveness. Richly photographed profiles include inviting and modern family homes and oceanfront estates. Suzanne shows how she incorporates fresh ways to organize a guest area, create outdoor spaces for luxuriating and entertaining, and assemble captivating vignettes. The result is a wealth of original ideas for design professionals and anyone with a passion for interior design—an essential addition to every design library. 

 

 

Inspired by architecture, art, fashion, and travel, Suzanne Kasler designs spaces and products that are luminous, distinctive, and timeless. Suzanne’s designs always reference the past but move towards the future with an edited and discerning eye on the present. Mixing the high and the low, traditional and contemporary, the new and the old — creating signature interiors and products that convey a sophisticated simplicity. Her designs inspire everyone to live a more beautiful, stylish, and authentic life. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses by Jeffrey Dungan
Book signing: Monday, 5:00PM-6:30PM – Chatham Bars Inn Resort

Following in the tradition of populist architects Gil Schafer and Bobby McAlpine, Jeffrey Dungan designs new traditional houses for today—houses with clean lines, made with stone and wood, that carry an air of lasting beauty and that are made to be handed on to future generations. In his first book, Jeffrey shares his advice and insight for creating these “forever” houses and explores eight houses in full, from a beach house on the Gulf Coast to a farmhouse in the Southern countryside to a family home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. All speak of authenticity, timelessness, and lived history that reveals itself through the rich patinas and natural textures that come with age. Layered in between are thematic essays and imagery celebrating the importance of elements such as light, stone, and rooflines in creating a home. 

 

 

 

Jeffrey Dungan discovered a love for drawing and art at a young age while growing up on his family farm in rural Alabama. Being immersed in the powerful natural countryside would become inspiration for a life designing beautiful architecture and interiors. Dungan’s creative work can be seen in his native south and throughout north and central America. Recognized for his clean and modern approach to traditional vernaculars and classical architecture, he is a fresh voice in the industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Timeless: Classic American Architecture for Contemporary Living- by Patrick Ahearn
Book signing: Tuesday, 1:45PM-2:25PM - Chatham Bars Inn Resort

Timeless
reveals how Patrick Ahearn’s historically motivated, human-scaled designs have advanced the art of place-making in some of America’s most affluent and storied destinations. Whether carefully restoring century-old landmarked townhouses in Boston’s Back Bay or creating new homes that reimagine the local vernacular of Martha’s Vineyard, Ahearn demonstrates an unparalleled ability to combine the romance of traditional architecture with the ideals of modernism. With his work, he sensitively balances preservation with innovation to make buildings that feel truly timeless. Timeless features eighteen “Ahearn-designed” homes and explains how he adapts and applies philosophy’s greater-good theory to each of his projects. The idea of the greater good encapsulates his profound belief that architecture has the power to improve lives, to increase happiness, and to encourage friendly and familiar interactions.

 


Celebrated as one of America’s top classical architects, Patrick Ahearn — a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects — began his career with ambitious adaptive-reuse public projects, and for the past 25 years has focused primarily on historically motivated, site-sensitive private residences in New England. Raised in Levittown, New York, and based in Boston for the past four decades, he received degrees in architecture and urban design from Syracuse University. Today, he oversees a firm of 14 designers working in studios in Boston’s Back Bay and in Edgartown, on Martha’s Vineyard. He and his work have been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers and on HGTV.