[Photo by Francois Halard © Building Beauty: The Alchemy of Design, Rizzoli New York, 2013. Published with permission.]
Many of you probably remember this ethereal bedroom by the sea from a past magazine story. In fact, maybe you pinned it for inspiration. But thanks to Smith's latest book, now we can all pour over the room from multiple, not-seen-before angles. Actually, we can tour the entire house; see it with light flooding through the windows at the most compelling times of day. Although I keep saying most, the house is really a lesson in less. As in less is more. Smith channels Palladio here (think classical restraint), and while there's no question this house in Malibu is cinematically grand (the stuff of fantasy, by most standards), it has a breeziness about it. We'll explore the book in the next few days.