Dallas interior designer Jan Showers' second book, Glamorous Retreats ($50), a follow-up to her Glamorous Rooms, hits the shelves October 8. CultureMap got a first look at some of the beautiful interiors found within its pages.
With more than 200 never-before-seen photographs, Glamorous Retreats showcases the renowned designer’s elegant eclecticism, which blends Hollywood high style, midcentury modernism and classic 18th-century French styles.
These are just a few of the inspiring rooms from vacation respites across the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. The book can be purchased at Forty Five Ten.
W Dallas Victory Residences boast some of the best views of the city, and this corner unit on the 29th floor is proof. The Lucite breakfast table and leather laced chairs overlooking downtown Dallas is something that anyone could used to.
This dining area in a Nantucket cottage emphasizes blues and greens. The room features Coco chairs and Elizabeth chandeliers from the designer's JS Collection. The table — a vintage Louis VXI style — complements the large, French mirror from the 1940s.
Mineral lamps and bed hangings create an ethereal ambience in this master bedroom in a luxe lodge in Bachelor Gulch, Colorado. The chandelier is Arts and Crafts, and the Claudette cowhide benches are from JS Collection.
This sun room right on the Atlantic Ocean in Palm Beach, Florida, has vintage rattan furniture upholstered in Lulu D K fabric. It all sits atop Dash and Albert rugs.
This sculpture garden in a Toronto retreat was built to house an art collection, host parties and entertain guests.
A late Art Deco game table and chairs from France sit in front of a window in the living room of this lodge in Bachelor Gulch, Colorado.
This is a typical Bahamian-style house on the bay side of Harbour Island, Bahamas. (In this case, we'd love to be "typical.") The Manhattan tables are from JS Collection, and the lamps add a wonderful vintage touch.