I spent the weekend perusing the pages Michelle Nussbaumer’s newly released book, Wanderlust and I must say I got lost among the pages of beauty created by this amazingly talented designer. If you don’t currently own this book, run, don’t walk to your local bookstore and purchase it immediately or if you rather, sit tight and order online here
. For the price of a book, you will feel as though you have traveled to foreign lands and experienced the drama and discovery of the finest interiors filled with exotic furnishings and fabrics artfully curated and guaranteed to delight. Michelle transports us to places only she could dream and imagine through her honed eye.
The entre’ into the book is the foreword written by another tastemaker, Hutton Wilkinson, known as Tony Duquette’s protege and a fascinating person himself, entices the reader from the onset with his a vivid account of his friend, Michelle.
Her mother claims Michelle was born under a wandering star, and perhaps that fate is what marked her destiny as a designer who travels the world and brings home interesting artifacts and antiques for her herself and her clients. We are so lucky she has chosen to share her journey in this magnificent book so that we may partake from afar.
Based in Dallas, Texas, Michelle is also known for her store, Ceylon et cie where she offers her globally-inspired wares to inspire and delight all who visit. A trip to her shop is on my bucket list!
The book includes photography of the designer’s homes in Texas, Gstaad, Switzerland and San Miguel de Allende as well as client’s home across the country. Each project touts Michelle’s signature style of multilayered rooms with global pieces found in Michelle’s worldly travels.
She has an eye for the unexpected and often incorporates unique furnishings in her interiors. Her travels have taken her around the world.