As I continue to play catch-up on my book reviews, I’m delighted to share this gorgeous title by English decorator Veere Grenney. Published this past fall, Veere Grenney: A Point of View is the designer’s first book and is full of Veere’s tasteful English rooms that are equally comfortable and chic. The book covers thirty years of Veere’s illustrious career from London to Tangier to New York. Published by Rizzoli, it’s brimming with colorful images that I find myself returning to time and again for decorating inspiration. It’s a must for my fellow Anglophiles and design lovers alike. Below, explore images from the lovely book and if you like, order your own copy here.
The canopy of this wonderful alcove bed is lined in Veere’s Folly linen. How sweet are the built-in bookshelves and reading light?
A beautiful seating area in Veere’s iconic country escape, the Temple. I love the mix of the modern floor lamp in front of the formal window treatments.
Above, a stunning canopy bed in Veere’s London residence. “We try to persuade clients to have a four-poster in their guest rooms because their visitors will regard that as a holiday or a treat,” says the designer.
An early (bold and bright!) version of the famous pink Temple. It was previously the home of legendary British decorator David Hicks.
My favorite Colefax & Fowler Bowood chintz in a drawing room decorated by Veere in Long Island, New York. Veere was a director at Colefax & Fowler before founding his own decorating firm.
The handsome dining room of Veere’s London residence. Those moldings! That chandelier! That mirror!
Above is Veere’s stunning dining room at his home in Tangier. I love the plaster palm trees and Royal Worcester plates on display. You can see the full home tour here.
A sunny yellow bedroom designed by Veere with vintage twin iron beds.
The walls in this library designed by Veere are upholstered in a Fortuny damask to soften the sound (my kind of sound-proofing!).
I hope you’ve enjoyed this peek inside Veere’s first book! Fingers crossed he’s already at work on a second!
(images courtesy of Rizzoli)