I recently received the oh-so-lovely book, Tom Scheerer Decorates. I find the designs by Tom Scheerer to be classically beautiful, yet refreshingly unfussy. Scheerer describes his design style as “cheerful” and “no nonsense.”
Tom Scheerer is described as part artist, part crusty curmudgeon, and part solicitous alpha dog and family man. His designs are a lot like him – smart, correct, breezy, chic, well edited – and just a touch eccentric. One thing I love most about Scheerer is his love for his family home in East Hampton, New York. It reminds me of my love for my family home, Hadley Court. His large family still uses the East Hampton beach house all summer and on spring and fall weekends. All the Scheerer’s cling to the unpretentious, makeshift way things used to be done in East Hampton.
Appropriateness is Scheerer’s fundamental watchword. He always decorates to suit the architecture and the setting.
Scheerer’s houses reflect the people who live in them and are not used to express false aspirations or fantasies.
I urge you to buy Tom Scheerer Decorates and delve into Sheerer’s restrained brand of chic. According to Mimi Read, Scheerer’s “Sophistication is extreme, but it is accessible, relaxed and a touch “underbaked.” Enjoy the magic in every beautiful room where Scheerer combines classic, old fashioned decorating with modern touches.