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Past Present

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Past Present by Susan Sully
Hardcover $45.00
Apr 12, 2016 | ISBN 9781580934398

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“Twenty homes fill the pages of this artful guide, from a converted 1915 fire station in Montgomery, Alabama, to a Greek Revival in the heart of the Big Easy. Though the book showcases homes around the country, a common thread becomes apparent in the Southern abodes, where culture and tradition play vital roles in home décor.”
Southern Lady

In this age of minimalism and decluttering, the common response to an offer of a family heirloom or antique might be, ‘I don’t have space,’ ‘It’s not my taste,’ or simply ‘No thanks.’ Well, ‘pull yourself out of that as fast as you can and start saying yes,’ urges Susan Sully of Charleston, South Carolina, author of Past Present. The trick to blending old and new in your home’s decor is careful curating—and keeping an open mind. Her book is packed with photos and descriptions of 20 homes around the country, from a converted fire station to farmhouses to elegant city dwellings. She offers tips on displaying odd collections, setting inviting tables, arranging tabletop compositions, and bringing together objects from different styles and periods.”
Associated Press

“Susan Sully’s book, Past Present, is a highly personal one. After inheriting china, cut glass, and 19th-century French furniture from her mother, the Southern architecture and design expert set out to make it work together inside her 1950s cottage in Charleston, South Carolina. In this book, Sully opens the doors to 20 beautiful houses throughout the South, Texas, East Hampton and Sag Harbor, all in an inspired effort to see how others handled the challenge of integrating old with new.”

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