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Thomas O’Brien: American Modern

by habituallychic

06 . 15 . 09

I don’t remember what I was looking for but somehow stumbled upon a small snippet that announced that Thomas O’Brien is coming out with a book. It will be titled American Modern and will be published by Harry N. Abrams sometime in 2010. I hope it’s true because I am sure it will be full of beautiful photographs just like these old photos of his Bellport Long Island home and gardens! Thomas O’Brien will also celebrate his 10th anniversary designing for Hickory Chair at the market in High Point this fall and will also unveil new additions to his collection next spring. Looks like 2010 is going to be a good year for Thomas O’Brien…and those of us who enjoy his work!

Photos of house by Laura Rosen and gardens by Max Kim-Bee

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  1. Grant K. Gibson June 15, 2009 | 5:39 am

    Ooooo….a book!
    I can’t wait for this. He is one of my favorites and has been for so many years.
    Great post and great photos!

  2. Porchlight Interiors June 15, 2009 | 7:08 am

    So lovely! I love all the black and white as a backdrop – stunning! Tracey xx

  3. chichunters June 15, 2009 | 9:59 am

    Love Thomas O’Brien. A magazine featured his city home before and I tried to replicate his wall of photos but mine looked like a disaster area. Will build a beach house soon and torn between a modern glass house or something like his cottage.


  4. The Countess of Nassau County June 15, 2009 | 1:17 pm

    A total genius.

    I wipe away a tear as I think of all those georgeous Domino spreads. The feature on his Bellport gardens inspired me to order two New Dawn roses.

  5. mary June 15, 2009 | 1:41 pm

    So timeless. I love all of these spaces. Perfectly mixed and balanced, I think that I could move right in. Thanks for focusing my mind this morning.

  6. Mimi June 15, 2009 | 2:05 pm

    The arched doorways in that living room are gorgeous! Every room is just saturated with light..love all of it! Did i mention the garden??? Ahhh..

  7. Paloma {La Dolce Vita} June 15, 2009 | 4:18 pm

    I am very excited to hear about this book! His aesthetic is so classic and timeless.

  8. katiedid June 15, 2009 | 7:35 pm

    One of my favorite designers! I will be on the lookout for this book.
    I found my kitchen cabinet pulls from one of his kitchens and see them again in a photo above.

  9. nicolette June 15, 2009 | 7:38 pm

    I would like to see more of this style of design. There is a homey, old style feeling, as well as a refreshing new design.

  10. Mademoiselle Frou-Frou June 15, 2009 | 8:33 pm

    the pictures in this post show how homes really should look – they are perfect!!!
    love it!