Good friday morning to ya.

You know we all love a good design fact I would not hesitate to say that it is a small addiction  among design bloggers.

Count me in on that obsession.

There are 3 books coming out from design icons right here in Hot'lanta baby!

The first one is renowned architect Norman Askins.  A native of Birmingham, Alabama he started his firm in 1977.

Here are a few images from his portfolio.  Could not love this entrance more.

These doors are taunting me.  I mean hubba hubba.

His attention to detail....

Another crazy good door

His book will be out this October.

Next up is Nancy Braithwaite.  She started her firm here in 1969.  

I have loved her work so hard.

 This has been in my files back since we actually ripped out pictures from magazines.  Yup....before Pinterest....before cars and indoor plumbing.

I adore her minimalist look so much. is the day I remove all of my junk and streamline:)


Dang special.

Her book comes out this October.

Last is Barbara Westbrook.  She started her firm in 1992 and actually designed under Nancy Braithwaite in the beginning of her career.

This room just kills me 

 She is a master at layering just perfectly.

Sadly her book is not due until spring of 2015.

You can read more about Norman and Nancy in the October issue of Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles.

I have a little news for you.  

I am again participating in the One Room Challenge.  I know....can you believe it?  It will be the 5th time and I am excited that Linda still wants me.  I can be kind of a trouble maker at times.

Shocking right:)

Just for your pleasure.  I hid in the closet the other night while my husband was in the bathroom.....waiting.....patiently..... to jump out at the right time.  Lord people it was so good.  The look on his face made my legs go numb and I fell to the floor laughing so hard that I had to change my PJ's.  The bottoms.

It is events like that when I know life is definitely worth living.



My Notting Hill said...

I want the room with the sunken tub. No, it's not surprising you're in the ORC - you're always my favorite! Besides, your trouble is the good kind :)

Dana Frieling said...

Pretty sure I've scarred my kids for life by pulling that same trick. It's such a GOOD laugh though! Can't wait to watch your ORC greatness.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Love that you get as much joy out of scaring your husband and I do with mine. And cheers to another great ORC to come.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

You are so funny..I can just imagine you hiding in the closet scaring your husband! Cant wait for ORC

Leslie @ Segreto Secrets said...

Your posts are so fun to read and these design books all look beautiful! I can't wait to see more!
xo. Leslie
Segreto Finishes

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Looks like I have more books to put in my wish list.
I am looking forward to seeing your ORC project, you always hit it out of the park.
Lol about scaring your husband. I can never do it because I giggle too much as I'm hiding. And I'm deathly afraid of paybacks. :)

Susan B. said...

The idea of hiding in the closet for your husband to come out reminds me of something I would do....but I would be the only one laughing because my hubby would not think it was funny. That makes me laugh more...

Betsy Cobb Gordon said...

Oh my, that's so awesome! I agree, sometimes little events like that make you appreciate how much laughter can be good medicine.
I'm pumped about another ORC from you, always a favorite. Question, how's the hubs feeling about another ORC??


srldesign said...

Seriously, I want to cry looking at these images. So.Amazing. And I'm with you on wanting to clear everything out ;-)

Beth C. said...

Hooray for the ORC!!! Can't wait to find out what room you're doing. Best, Beth C.

Holly Irwin Fine Art said...

Hi Sherry, I'm such a fan of minimal, cleanrooms.....these books are speaking my language!!
Have a great weekend!

Francine Gardner said...

I have to have Norman Askins book! The pure simplicity and warmth of the architecture appeals to my design senses. I have been agonizing for years to get my book done…..

debra @ 5th and state said...

sure, will be good........

i'll hold until your book!!

cindy hattersley design said...

Oh baby I am going to splurge and buy all three of these!!!

Holly Gruszka said...

You always make me laugh - glad when I pop in that is a guarantee :) And thanks for the heads up on those new books - love Nancy's cover. Do you have Tom Scheerer's book? That is one of my favorites. Hope you had a great weekend Sherry.

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

That second image KILLS ME with the black steel doors! Thanks for the scoop on the design books. They are my crack! xo

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