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Stamps & Stamps: Style & Sensibility
Written by Diane Dorrans Saeks, Foreword by Pilar Viladas,
Photographed by Kate Stamps
Be enveloped in the nuanced, charming and traditional aesthetic that architecture and interior design duo Stamps & Stamps bring to their sophisticated and welcoming interiors.
In their first book, Stamps & Stamps share their passion for historical reference and attention to detail, demonstrating their artistry in creating timeless environments of thoughtful style, comfort and harmony. These interiors will inspire you to create your own personal sanctuary by finding the spirit of the place, layering pattern and texture, treasures and family heirlooms to fashion lovely and singular rooms, meant for real living, not just for show.
With a focus on Southern California, where they are based, Stamps & Stamps specialize in designing, decorating, and reviving historic homes and gardens. From a restored Andalusian riad in Los Angeles to a Neoclassical Grande Dame in Hancock Park, to their own compound and garden in South Pasadena designed around a Greene and Greene carriage house, Stamps & Stamps have built their style on an creative foundation rooted in the past but with a lightness and wit that’s very much of the present.
With its beautiful photography and helpful sourcing–an appendix details where to find antiques, fabrics, textiles and specialist books–Stamps & Stamps is sure to influence you to embrace interior design that is timeless, civilized and intensely livable.
About The Author
Stamps & Stamps was founded in 1991 by Odom and Kate Stamps. Their work has been featured in publications such as Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Vogue Entertaining, and Veranda, among others. They are based in Southern California, but have offices in New Orleans and England. Diane Dorrans Saeks is a noted design lecturer, the founder of the design/travel blog The Style Saloniste, and the author of Jean-Louis Deniot: Interiors, Ann Getty: Interior Style, and Michael S. Smith: Elements of Style. Pilar Viladas writes about design and architecture, and is the author of three books on residential design.
Senior Living Complex
Innovative Senior Living Complex Planned for South Pasadena
An innovative 86-unit senior living complex planned for a 2.6-acre site in South Pasadena, CA, will offer a first-of-its-kind luxury housing option that includes some more affordable apartments.
The four-building project featuring a Spanish Colonial design is the result of a collaboration between Stamps & Stamps and George Architecture. The project is expected to break ground early in 2021 at 625 Fair Oaks Ave.
“This project will be a beautiful and much-needed addition to our community to house our seniors once they are ready to sell their homes,” according to Project Manager and Stamps & Stamps Co-founder Odom Stamps.
The structure will feature a generous compliment of Spanish and Portuguese Colonial mosaic tile work embedded in its fountain and paving, which will be accessible to the public. Spanish Colonial is the architectural style preferred by seniors for housing, according to a market study. The facility will offer residents multiple dining experiences, gym and spa facilities, a rooftop pool, decks, landscaping and a coffee shop.