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Beekman 1802 Style: The Attraction of Opposites

By Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell (Rodale Country Living, 2015) Buy It Now

The stars of Cooking Channel’s “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” and authors of three Beekman 1802 cookbooks describe themselves as a prime example of the old saw “opposites attract.” Mixing photos of their ultraromantic Sharon Springs farmhouse with salaciously gorgeous interior designs cherry-picked from the archives of Country Living, these cheerful tastemakers encourage mixing and matching the objects you love, “even when the items you have to work with might not immediately look like they belong together.” Chapter titles include “Old Meets New,” “Big Meets Small,” “High Meets Low”—even “‘Boy’ Meets ‘Girl.’” The book’s elegant visuals and playful text (“What happens when IKEA meets grandmother’s attic?”) further illustrate its inclusive theme. The whole package is fabulous.