How They Decorated Press
I am so grateful for the wonderful press that's been coming out as How They Decorated makes it's way into the world. Please check the list of upcoming events and signings to see if I'll be arriving with books in hand to a city near you!
"P.Gaye Tapp never trips up, uncowed by the eye-opening incredulity of it all. Her pen portraits are succinct and informative and to use an expression rarely beloved of tastemakers: incredibly useful."
"The life of these “swans”, almost all dead now, is coming up for review in a series of books about their lives. They’re so remote from the expectations of 21st-century girls, they could be Elizabethans. Their stories started with fashion-land books about how they looked and what they wore, and their extraordinary ladies-who-lunch lives. Now the focus has moved to their houses — because these dames had houses across the country, and across continents, like other women had pairs of shoes...This interior rediscovery is starting with P Gaye Tapp’s How They Decorated, which shows what those houses looked like and how their owners lived."
'Interior designer and blogger P. Gaye Tapp recollects the lives and impeccably decorated homes of 16 iconic women in her upcoming book, How They Decorated: Inspiration From Great Women of the Twentieth Century, out April 11 from Rizzoli."
“How They Decorated is an invitation to enter the enchanting worlds of sixteen women—to experience their circles of influence and the results of their time spent at the altar of elegance, comfort, and beauty. Sybarites and weavers of dreams, they speak a common language.”
The book was recently featured by Forbes. Read here.
"I've been studying my preview copy of the book and have been totally engrossed by these fascinating women who were each famous for their (many) style(s) which were well documented throughout the 20th century. Split into 4 sections the book categorizes these style setters (NOT trendsetters) by "The Fashionably Chic", "The Unconventional Eye", "In the Grand Manner", and "Legacy Style". One of my favorite parts of the book is that they are covered not only by never-before-seen photographs but also charming sketches by Jimmie Henslee, Christian Berard, and Jeremiah Goodman which give the FEEL of a space more than a photograph ever can."