The Elements of an Elegant Home

By Sherrill Canet 


For New York-based interior designer Sherill Canet, the past is something to be recreated with relish and ambition. The decorator takes her cues from disparate periods, regions, and artifacts to craft an unmistakably refined aesthetic: eighteenth century French and English antiques, chinoiserie, painted furniture, Art Deco, the glamour of the Gilded Age, and the mansions that once dotted the Gold Coast of Long Island, New York – a region Canet also calls home – are all incorporated. Illustrated with principal photography by Michel Arnaud, A La Carte brings together Canet’s work and commentary to create an exclusive tutorial on decorating in a range of elegant styles, from Old World traditional to chic and tailored. Whether your library is a modern den or a gentleman’s English country retreat, Canet’s advice on choosing the room’s essential elements is always keen – with comfort and function in mind.