Tom Scheerer More Decorating

A sunroom in the Highland Park neighborhood of Dallas. With China Seas Lyford Trellis wallpaper and Clarence House’s Dahila print on the pillows and chairs.

A sunroom in the Highland Park neighborhood of Dallas. With China Seas Lyford Trellis wallpaper and Clarence House’s Dahila print on the pillows and chairs.

I spent the past weekend reading Tom Scheerer's new book, More Decorating.

I have always admired his work - the living room at Lyford Cay Club - PERFECTION. I spent this past Sunday morning sipping my coffee and browsing through Tom's almost 300-page monograph. I love being able to flip from one beautiful project to another. Design books are so inspiring in that way - providing the reader the opportunity to see a vast portfolio of one designer's work. A book allows you to get a sense of their taste and style. You might follow a designer on Instagram and see their projects in magazines - but when you can see one project after another, it is much more impactful. You can spot similarities between the projects and have a stronger understanding of their point of view. A monograph by a designer allows you to start to understand their signature style! 

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As I read through the three sections of Tom's book: Town, Summer and Tropics. I started to spot Tom Scheerer signatures - Saarinen dining tables, wicker furniture (often from the Bielecky Brothers,) canopy beds, Billy Baldwin slipper chairs, and Quadrille! 

I would highly suggest picking up a copy of Tom Scheerer More Decorating at your local bookstore; you will not be disappointed. I loved it so much that I now need to go out and purchase his first book, Tom Scheerer Decorates (from 2013.) 

The living room in Tom’s Manhattan apartment with green pillows to reinforce the green theme in the whole apartment.

The living room in Tom’s Manhattan apartment with green pillows to reinforce the green theme in the whole apartment.

An entry hall with cypress walls, jute-and-cotton rug and Anglo-Indian Settee.

An entry hall with cypress walls, jute-and-cotton rug and Anglo-Indian Settee.

The master suite in a Houston home with walls covered in textured burlap and then painted over in Benjamin Moore’s Clinton Brown.

The master suite in a Houston home with walls covered in textured burlap and then painted over in Benjamin Moore’s Clinton Brown.

The mudroom of a home in the Hamptons.

The mudroom of a home in the Hamptons.

The twin canopy beds are faux ivory with silver-gilt accents that correspond with the silver tea paper on the walls. The chair is covered in quilted Brunschwig & Fils Bird and Thistle fabric.

The twin canopy beds are faux ivory with silver-gilt accents that correspond with the silver tea paper on the walls. The chair is covered in quilted Brunschwig & Fils Bird and Thistle fabric.

A historic home in East Hampton with a dhurrie carpet and range of blues.

A historic home in East Hampton with a dhurrie carpet and range of blues.

A Waterworks tub sits in front of decorative panel of Cuban tile.

A Waterworks tub sits in front of decorative panel of Cuban tile.

A portico in a home on a barrier island in the Bahamas.

A portico in a home on a barrier island in the Bahamas.

Tom Scheerer More Decorating

by Tom Scheerer

Photographs by Francesco Lagnese

Published by Vendome Press in September 2019