Thursday, August 23, 2012

Atelier AM

Michael and Alexandra Misczynski have practiced interior design together in Los Angeles as Atelier AM for a decade. And now there is a gorgeous new book, Interiors Atelier AM, published by Rizzoli with their work in it, and equally gorgeous photos by Francois Halard.

Perfect symmetry - Atelier AM - all photos by Francois Halard

If you love John Saladino, and Rose Tarlow, and Axel Vervoordt, you will love and want this book.

“We’re not decorators, and we’re definitely not shoppers,” says Michael Misczynski,  “We don’t just furnish houses – we detail all the interiors to get it to where we’d like it to be.”

Less is more - Atelier AM

“What I call our work is edited,” Michael says."Less is more is not a bad way to put it.”

That means moldings, cases, bases, doors, hardware, stone and floor patterns and ceilings as well.  The desired effect is a unity and a holistic effect from all.

All the things we love -  Over size lantern, Kooboo chairs, rough table - Atelier AM

“We try to finesse every detail, regardless of what gets dropped in our lap architecturally,” Michael explains, “Whatever the architectural process is, we want to respect it and build upon it.”

Enter a world of interiors by Atelier AM, where classical proportions, varied finishes, and exquisite furnishings are masterfully combined, resulting in bold yet tranquil environments.

The floors are to die for! - Atelier AM

Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century furniture commingle with modernist pieces and ancient objects. Background colors and materials are muted and refined. Interiors Atelier AM showcases a selection of residences—each exhibiting the firm’s skill at mixing furniture and objects with backgrounds such as antique flooring and Venetian plaster, with bold and modern results.

Who wouldn't love this kitchen? - Atelier AM

Some of my favorite photos in the fabulous book I hold in my hands, have not been released for publication.  They are of the New York and Las Vegas houses, and they are to die for. Get a hold of the book so you can see them!

Love the rough texture, and the way the art is displayed - Atelier AM

The floors! The floors! - Atelier AM

Interiors Atelier AM - a must have book for your collection

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  1. Thank you for posting these beautiful pictures! I've admired Atelier AM's work in several design magazines, but wasn't certain about buying the book.

    I have a system of book buying that works very well for me (i.e. I don't end up with expensive books I wish I hadn't bought). There are certain designers/authors whose books I just buy automatically - whenever they publish a new book, I add it to my Amazon shopping cart and buy it right away. Then there are designers/authors whose books sound interesting, but I want to flip through the book (or see some pictures from it on a blog) before I buy it. If I travel to a city with a big, well-stocked bookstore, I check out these interesting books and make notes about the ones I want to buy.

    Thanks to the pictures you posted, Interiors Atelier AM is definitely moving from my wish list to my shopping cart! Thank you!

  2. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. I'll keep my eye out for this book. I especially love those rustic wood floors, they make my heart flutter.
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss blog)

  3. Raw & so beautifully edited are their spaces. So many tremendous design books, but are there ever enough? No, way! Thanks Valorie for the intro.

    Big hug from Scotland xx

  4. I remember you mentioning this firm when we had dinner in Atlanta - you said they were under the radar, but doing some of the most magnificent work. I think it was you who said that?

    Anyway, will add this book to my Christmas wish list. Thank you for letting us know about it!

    - Holly

  5. While we wait to sell and move, I look at homes online and redecorate them in my mind :)
    Kitchens much like the one above, gardens and views.
    I have to see if the book is available down here !
    besitos, C

  6. fabulous design.
    rustic & elegant!


  7. Raw,simple & so beautiful.Love it! I will have to keep an eye out for the book :)

  8. I love the look of these spaces. A rustic styled home always makes me want to get away with a stack of my favorite books!

    Great post!

    Love, Jamie Herzlinger


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