Sean Scherer's Kabinett & Kammer
Creating Authentic Interiors
Interior designer, artist, and collector Sean Scherer shares his secrets about applying the principles of two-dimensional art to home design
Sean Scherer’s Kabinett & Kammeris equally a celebration and a guide to both collecting and showing how lively design can integrate disparate objects into beautifully layered ensembles. Scherer’s interiors feature vintage display cabinets housing discarded collections of whittled songbirds, stunning 19th-century maps and school teaching aids, ferns in cast-iron planters, and photomurals. The effect is a supercharged nod to American Gothic heightened by Scherer’s sophisticated palette and sense of proportion. Each photograph by William Abranowicz is a lesson on color and texture, focal points, and room size. With a foreword by Anderson Cooper, whose house Scherer helped design, Kabinett & Kammer demonstrates that though styles fluctuate and tastes are unique, the principles of design are immutable, and good design is good design.
Praise For Sean Scherer's Kabinett & Kammer: Creating Authentic Interiors…
— Anderson Cooper
“The book is a keeper. A must have on my list.”
— Robert Rufino
“Sean Scherer curates a beguiling assemblage. . . Expect anything from visual teaching aids to scientific ephemera.”
“If you love vintage, Kabinett & Kammer offers inspiration (and looks good on the coffee table to boot).”
— Country Living
“The Kabinett & Kammer store is a lesson in rarities. Think vintage taxidermy, old school botanical prints, 19th century furniture, specimen shells and science class models. Expect to find just as many objets d’art scattered across the pages of Scherer’s book, as well as a newfound desire to go antiquing.”
— Modern Luxury
“Sean Scherer’s Kabinett & Kammer: Creating Authentic Interiors offers a refreshingly vintage-inspired, unfussy and masculine take on interior design. . . . You’ll want to add this to your library immediately.”
“Fascinated by collecting antiques but not sure where to start? Pick up Scherer’s book, which is part guide to creating layered interiors, part portfolio of spaces that do it right."
— House Beautiful
“Sean Scherer’s Kabinett & Kammer is a visual feast for collectors, full of ideas for displaying beloved objects.”
— Martha Stewart Living
“Anyone who has ever fallen in love with an old object will be able to relate to the book, which is filled with examples from Scherer’s beloved Catskills shop, his own home and that of famous and everyday clients. . . . Along with fascinating photos, Scherer includes advice about living with color, how to use ordinary objects in unexpected ways, how to rein in collections and hoot make the most of texture.”
— Detroit News
Vendome Press, 9780865653825, 208pp.
Publication Date: September 15, 2020