I think it is fair to say that fall is FINALLY creeping up on us here in Texas. Even though summer is fading, we can still sit here and dream of lavish vacation spots thanks to Jan Showers’ latest book, Glamorous Retreats! A follow-up to the bestselling Glamorous Rooms, her latest work features interiors from locales across North America. The pages take you everywhere from the beaches of Nantucket to the lodges in Colorado down to Arizona ranches. Glamorous Retreats is that signature coffee table book or staple needed for your study collection that everyone should just go ahead and pre-order!
One of my favorites, Michael Kors, (yes, THE legendary American fashion designer) wrote “Design like Jan’s fuses great taste and an expert eye with the reality of life as it is actually lived.”
Jan Showers has the ability to blend Hollywood high fashion with vintage Paris; it’s as if you are walking around Paris in the 1700’s without losing any of the contemporary aesthetic.
In this Harbor Island getaway the transition from one period to the next seems effortless. She has said that she always wants her rooms to look like they happened over a long period of a time, which is why these designs become so timeless. I love how she is able to introduce so many different textures and keep the space feeling cohesive.
I love that she mixes the elegant with the eclectic in a way where this rustic room still feels personal and inviting.
Subtle glamour is the key. As Jan puts it, “think Audrey Hepburn in capri pants.” That really is the perfect metaphor to describe these gorgeous settings!
On sale October 1, we are now adding Showers’ Glamorous Retreats to our guilty pleasures list!