with Authors Suzanne and Lauren McGrath
Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Making a home is a lifelong pursuit and it starts with your very first place. At the core of Suzanne and Lauren McGrath’s philosophy is the belief that every home should have seven essential pieces that will always be stylish and can live in almost any room. The authors will explain how to place iconic items of furniture such as the love seat and dresser, and rotate them throughout the home as the style or need changes.
Whether you are starting out with your first apartment or rethinking the design of your home, Good Bones, Great Pieces is a wonderfully inspiring book for the beginner or seasoned designer. Illustrated with photographs of homes and apartments that the McGraths and other iconic designers have created, Good Bones, Great Pieces is a wonderful resource filled with affordable decorating tips.
As a former Style Editor and Producer at Martha Stewart Living Television, Suzanne McGrath oversaw hundreds of television segments focused on home decorating, collecting, and crafts. In 1990, she formed her first Manhattan Design firm, Suzanne McGrath Design. She is an alumna of Barnard College and Parsons School of Design. Her daughter, Lauren McGrath, is a graduate of Bowdoin College and worked in the fashion features department for Teen Vogue Magazine in New York City before joining Suzanne McGrath Design. Their website is www.goodbonesgreatpieces.com.
A wine & cheese reception will follow the event. The Hickory Stick Bookshop will provide books for signing and purchase. All Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required and can be done by calling 860-567-8030 or logging onto www.owlibrary.org and clicking on Programs/Adult Programs. This program is generously sponsored by Union Savings Bank.