For New York-based interior designer Sherill Canet, the past is something she recreates with relish, and is one of the hallmarks of her aesthetic. The decorator takes her cues from disparate periods and regions, including eighteenth century French and English antiques, chinoiserie, painted furniture, Art Deco, the glamour of the Gilded Age, and the mansions that once dotted the Gold Coast of Long Island, New York, a region Canet also calls home. 'A la Carte' offers readers a tutorial in decorating in a range of styles, from Old World traditional to chic and tailored. Whether your library is a modern den or a gentleman's English country retreat, Canet advises you on choosing the room's essential elements - with comfort and function in mind. From mixing pieces and fabrics to furniture arranging, Canet helps would-be designers or homeowners create what, in the end, everyone dreams of - a happy, wonderful to live-in home.
About The Author
Sherrill Canet is noted for her ability to create stunningly beautiful interiors. Incorporating her love of antiques and fine detail into all of her projects, Sherrill creates gracious and comfortable settings. All of her work includes an eclectic mix of the old and new, giving her clients' homes a classic and timeless appeal. Her designs start with the architecture and develop based on the clients' interests and lifestyle. Canet attended the prestigious Inchbald School of Design in London and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Fordham University. She has offices in Manhattan and Locust Valley, Long Island.
Contents: Chapter One: My Ideas for Working It Out at Home Chapter Two: Essentials for Creating An Old World Atmosphere Chapter Three: Elements That Contribute to a Decor Full of Charm Chapter Four: Ingredients That Make Up a Chic Tailored Look