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Chic Weekend Retreats

by habituallychic

05 . 16 . 09

I considered not attending signing party for Susanna Salk‘s new book Weekend Retreats at David Duncan Antiques Thursday night because I was still feeling a little under the weather but I’m glad I went because it was a great event that brought out the big guns of the design world. Interior designer Harry Heissmann (above) was excited to get his copy signed as were Charlotte Moss, Christopher Spitzmiller, and even Gloria Vanderbilt! Michael Bruno was also on hand to toast Susanna who regularly contributes to his 1stdibs website.

Former Domino editor Chase Booth not only made it to the party but also into the book! The weekend retreat his shares with his architect partner Gray Davis in the Berkshires has white washed walls and dark floors that are the perfect backdrop to an ever changing mix of furniture and vintage finds as seen in the photo below. Chase was the doorman at the Domino tag sale this weekend and it was fun dishing about what a crazy day it turned out to be, especially after the police showed up! There have been discussions of another tag sale to benefit a charity and I will definitely keep you posted as when that happens!

Many of the twenty five homes in Weekend Retreats also look like they have owners who love a good tag sale but the best part is that they are all unique and interesting and most of all, deeply personal. There is something for everyone from traditional and country to minimal and modern all of which look like a great place to get away from it all, including Susanna’s lake house that was also featured in Connecticut Cottages & Gardens last summer. I think I’m going to have to find my own retreat soon! Bon Weekend!

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  1. The Countess of Nassau County May 16, 2009 | 3:14 am

    Those pictures are just too lovely.

    Habitually Chic I have to tell you that I really miss you posting about your projects. I think that aspect of the blog is the most informative and unique element of HC. I hope to see them again soon.

  2. maison21 May 16, 2009 | 3:34 am

    small world. a friend called to tell me he met gloria vanderbilt at a party last night! i wonder if you two know each other…

  3. ArchitectDesign™ May 16, 2009 | 3:43 am

    Ok, so I know which book I’m getting next! I LOVE all of those interiors. Usually when I hear ‘weekend retreat’ or country house -it’s all shabby chic or log cabiny -these are stylish!!

  4. Sasha May 16, 2009 | 3:52 am

    I’m glad you are feeling better! Thanks for sharing..great inspiration!

  5. mary May 16, 2009 | 3:02 pm

    Looking at those gorgeous photos makes me want to simply do nothing except relax with a great book and smell the mountain air, especially the photos of the screened porch.

  6. Lauren Jade May 16, 2009 | 3:16 pm

    i really like the bedroom room with white linens and the raw wood furniture.

  7. Habitually Chic May 16, 2009 | 6:04 pm

    The Countess – I have a few updates I need to post soon but I have been hesitant since a nasty anonymous blog has been posting photos of my unfinished projects and writing disparaging remarks about them. I used to enjoy sharing my work until I found out about it but will try to post about them soon.

    Maison21 – I’m sure I must have seen your friend but I don’t think we met. It actually got a little crowded when Gloria showed up!

    Thanks Sasha!

    Mary – I really need to work on getting a weekend retreat! They look so relaxing!

    Lauren Jade – that’s a good retreat but then again, they all look great!

  8. Blushing hostess May 16, 2009 | 6:41 pm

    That screened in porch is just lovely.

  9. Brilliant Asylum May 16, 2009 | 10:50 pm

    Gorgeous and in no way cookie cutter. I love all of the details. That blue door is incredible!

    You are giving me great gift ideas to give my weekend retreat hosts this summer.

  10. Hudson Goods May 18, 2009 | 12:37 am

    LOVE the beamed ceiling bedroom and the stacked firewood in the dining area. great.

  11. Anzu May 24, 2009 | 9:39 am

    Love the pictures you have chosen. Especially all the vignettes. I am about to do a launch of some new projects and have to design the displays. I am very behind time so was dreading the deadline and intensive work today. But one look at your blog and I feel inspired to start the day! Thank you.