Text by Holly Seng
Showcasing everything from cherished collectibles to ordinary objects, Kabinett & Kammer: Creating Authentic Interiors by Sean Scherer serves as a comprehensive guide to creating genuine designs with antiques for a lasting style that’s all your own.
A childhood spent admiring Miami’s Art Deco architecture from a bygone era instilled in Sean an appreciation for the beauty of the past. This viewpoint coupled with his time as an interior designer, artist, and collector brings an unparalleled experience for those stepping foot into his antiques store, Kabinett & Kammer, located in Franklin, New York, near the Catskills.
Drawing from his years abroad and artful eye, Sean creatively displays vignettes in exciting ways that are sure to capture your attention. The goal behind Sean’s thoughtful creations is cultivating a layered space that feels natural, as if it has organically evolved. Searching for additional pieces that aren’t quite perfect is his recommendation for setting an inviting mood while making a room feel like an honest reflection of the owner’s interests.
Throughout the book’s 208 pages, you’ll find more than 200 captivating color illustrations that bring visual insight to the tips Sean shares. From lessons on color and texture to focal points and room size, he shares his wealth of knowledge for beautifully displaying vintage finds. If you’re an avid collector, we recommend the More Is Less section dedicated to giving your pieces the attention they deserve without letting them overwhelm your space.
If you’re unable to make an excursion to Sean’s brick-and-mortar location, this book is the next best thing.
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