The look is gracious, relaxed, embracing the rustic imperfect—the weathered patina of barn boards, the hand-built asymmetry of a stone wall, textured fabric, muddy Wellington boots. Shoppers at Joan Osofsky’s Hammertown stores in Pine Plains, Rhinebeck, and Great Barrington will savor this lavishly photographed book; so will anybody who’s visited Abby Adams’s Ancram home on a Garden Conservancy Tour. Osofsky and Adams select “18 well-loved houses”—old, new, and remodeled—and feature the quirky details and inspired combinations that make them inviting and timeless.
Love Where You Live: At Home In The Country: Joan Osofsky & Abby Adams. Foreword by Mary Randolph Carter. Photography by John Gruen Rizzoli, 2013.