'From Classic to Contemporary'

Monday, December 18, 2017

The third published work from authors Ellie Cullman and Tracey Pruzan, From Classic to Contemporary: Decorating with Cullman & Kravis, is a must-add title to your gift giving list! Having received numerous accolades during her lengthy career since founding her firm in 1984, Ms. Cullman is joined with Ms. Pruzan, a senior designer for Cullman & Kravis for over 20 years, and collectively, the pair expertly present more of a design textbook than a traditional "coffee table" read. A true page turner, their successful & seasoned experience further deepens the conversation on navigating and celebrating the relationship of when familiar interiors meet forward design.

Showcasing 14 projects from the firm's portfolio, opening with the refresh of  Ms. Cullman's personal NYC apartment, Ms. Cullman and Ms. Pruzan examine the elements that define the design process. Together, they lead a discussion on lessons rooted in distinct principles, including -- outlining the dynamics of scale and proportion, drawing upon the surroundings to develop a color palette, understanding balance between art and accessories -- exploring each completed client commission as a unique reflection through beautiful & bold photography. The book is a masterclass, a testament to Cullman & Kravis's ability to design through a myriad of styles and strike harmony on the design spectrum, Classic to Contemporary. Enjoy a selection of images from the book included below.....

"To design interiors that feel relevant today, we stand by our commitments to the foundation of design."
--Ellie Cullman and Tracey Pruzan

*Above -- Ellie Cullman's Living Room of her NYC Apartment.....  A couple of details to note from the authors:

"We had to find two paintings that could hang side by side and thought that these works by Helen Frankenthaler and Pat Steir made an excellent pair. It's tremendously important when you're decorating to be able to envision how things might live alongside each other."

"Instead of tassel fringes, which can feel too traditional now, we used simple cords and contrast welts on almost all the pillows and upholstery."

*Many thanks to The Monacelli Press for extending me a copy to preview.

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