5.7.07

John Saladino

Most people don't associate John Saladino with Architecture and Garden design as he is more well known for his Interior Design and Furniture Design. As I have an ongoing admiration for John Saladino's style I would like to profile these two areas of his work in today's post.

John Saladino on Architecture:
"Architecture, beyond being shelter and keeping the rain off your head, for me is an emotional experience. One should be enveloped in a world edited and made endorsing the occupant." John Saladino
John Saladino
John Saladino
John Saladino on Garden Design "The landscape is a created reality, an improvement on the real world. The garden then may become a quest or seeking of paradise. We transform nature so that we may spiritually embrace it". John Saladino
John Saladino
John Saladino
photos from John Saladino web-site

14 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing. They are fantastic!!! Such talent!
    The architecture quote is wonderful. I will keep that one for my files. I just love the first photo. Thanks again for sharing these, they are just great.

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  2. John Saladino has long been a designer I have admired. I was less familiar with his landscape talents! Great Post!

    Thank you for linking me! I am going to link you too;)

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  3. Great post Patricia! I just came across your blog today and love it (I'm linking you too :) Glad to see you touch on John Saladino's beautiful exterior work. I'm a fan as well.

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  4. Thanks for the links katiedid & girl meets glamour. What a wonderful blogging community. So inspirational & supportive

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  5. Hi Patricia, I just found your blog (circuitously...) and I love it! Thanks for the great post - wow! Since buying a new home 6 months ago, I am just beginning to seriously start educating myself about design and I feel like a sponge. I can't get enough. And funny, because as a child I was obsessed with design and always made my mother buy me "Country Living" (all that was available at our rural drugstore). Suffice it to say, your website is great for me as it will be super-educational and I love the elegant styles you show. I will be back, often. I am power-reading library design books and just saw a Saladino book the other day. What a neat coincidence. Being at this stage of the process, the decor/design learning curve is very steep, so I appreciate your site and all the links. Also nice that you are in Vancouver - so I will get some Canadian references too. Thx!

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  6. Hi Terry
    I am glad you also like John Saladino's style. It is timeless and elegant.

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  7. Hi Patricia - I have long been a fan of Saladino's work. I remember the first image I saw of his work was of his living room in NY shown to me by a lecturer when I was studying decorating. It made my heart almost stop. I fell in love with his use of colour and bought a copy of his book. His talents in architecture and landscaping are as equally amazing, and I remember falling in love with the image of the waterfall/creek you've shown below. Thanks for the refresher!

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  8. Hi Suzy
    Thanks for sharing that with me. I feel the same way about his work.
    I was fortunate to hear him speak at the Seattle Design Center a few years ago and still have the image in my mind of the white high gloss lacquer ceiling he did. It is in his book on Page 88. I think that ceilings are the most neglected surface. I am always trying to dress them up.

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  9. Yes, that book, "Style Saladino" is never far from me. Very beautiful images you have shown. If I am not mistaken, I also believe that he does kitchens from time to time. Great post.

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  10. Hi Susan
    I have not seen a Saladino kitchen.
    If you come across one, please do send me a picture.

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  11. Hi - no fair! I was going to profile him this afternoon, but I could never match yours!!!! Beautiful! I just left a comment about him on Bibliostyle's blog. His book is my bible. I need a new copy, it is so dog eared. I learned more about architecture and interior design from that one book than four years of college, I swear! ok, now what can I write about today?

    Joni
    Cote de France

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  12. Joni Cote de Texas
    Please, please do your own post on Saladino. I would love to see it through your eyes. We All see things differently and what I pick up on you might miss and vice versa.

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  13. Hi Patricia

    To be honest this is the first I have heard of this designer, his design is really stunning, and this was a love read about him so thank you for the post and letting me learn something new:)

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  14. really nice to see pic like that ...keep posting

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