Gracious Living and Stylish Entertaining...
Danielle Rollins is a designer and tastemaker renowned for her elegant touch. In her second book, she welcomes readers into her world and shows them how to create gorgeous style at home in rooms tailor-made for gatherings, get-togethers, cocktail hours, dinner parties, and intimate suppers.
Traveling room by room through the house, Rollins shares practical advice and design inspiration. Drawing on her background as an expert hostess and noted designer whose parties and interiors have been profiled by the likes of Town & Country and Veranda, Rollins delivers a live-your-best-life primer rooted in the function and design essentials that keep a house beautifully humming: the primacy of a useful floor plan in creating spaces people actually live in and use; the necessity of organisation for beautiful, stress-free table settings and entertaining; how well-planned back-of-house spaces translate into unfussy front-of-house living; how to blend vibrant patterns into chic, cohesive spaces; creating vivid and happy colour schemes that flow seamlessly from room to room; and curating meaningful, personal spaces that feel collected over time.
The book will also include more than a dozen entertaining occasions and tablescapes, including a winter dinner for two in the library, champagne and caftans around the pool, and Easter brunch. With tips for a gracious life, from guest room essentials to flower arranging to collecting china, and a handful of treasured family recipes, this book is a celebration of the power of opening up your front door and inviting people in.