ISBN: 9780865653825

Publication date: 24 Sep 2020

Author: Scherer, Sean

Interior designer, artist, and collector Sean Scherer shares his secrets about applying the principles of two-dimensional art to home design

“The book is a keeper. A must have on my list.” —Robert Ruffino, Style Director of House Beautiful

Sean Scherer’s Kabinett & Kammer is equally a celebration and a guide to both collecting and showing how lively design can integrate disparate objects into beautifully layered ensembles. Scherer’s interiors feature vintage display cabinets housing discarded collections of whittled songbirds, stunning 19th-century maps and school teaching aids, ferns in cast-iron planters, and photomurals. The effect is a supercharged nod to American Gothic heightened by Scherer’s sophisticated palette and sense of proportion. Each photograph by William Abranowicz is a lesson on color and texture, focal points, and room size.

Illustrated with over 200 color photographs and with a foreword by Anderson Cooper, whose house Scherer helped design, Kabinett & Kammer demonstrates that though styles fluctuate, and tastes are unique, the principles of design are immutable, and good design is good design.

“Expect to find just as many objets d’art scattered across the pages of Scherer’s book, as well as a newfound desire to go antiquing.” —Modern Luxury