On My Coffee Table: One Man’s Folly

Gatewood 8You know I love my coffee table books. You know I love Julia Reed. And you know how I love restoring old houses … so it comes as no surprise that my latest acquisition (a birthday gift from mom), One Man’s Folly The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood, is a new favorite. This book tells the story of Furlow Gatewood, long time antiques dealer and partner to Bunny Williams’ husband John Rosselli, who over the last sixty years has created and curated a collection of beautiful homes on his family’s 11 acre farm in Americus, Georgia. Gatewood 5Gatewood 2Gatewood 7Gatewood 4Gatewood 3Gatewood 6Julia Reed makes this coffee table book one you actually want to read, and she paints a picture of a wonderful ninety-two year old man who loves friends, food, life, and his dogs. With beautiful photos by Rodney Collins and Paul Costello, that capture not only the interiors but Gatewood, his dogs, and the peacocks(!), this is one book you do not want to miss.

Photos via Rizzoli & Veranda

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  • This is gorgeous! I love decor books as well. Esp loving all the blue and white details through out the home.

  • Oh, I wish I had found this website sooner! The Georgia Historic Trust’s Fall Ramble was in Americus, Georgia this past weekend and guess whose houses were on the tour?! I am sorry I didn’t find this until now or I would have been sure to send you the information. It was great! Furlow, now 94, was signing books and talking to everyone – he’s the consummate Southern Gentlemen. John Rosselli was also on hand and he was just as gracious!

    1. Oh Hope that sounds wonderful! Of course I would have loved that! I should get on their email list for sure – would have been really fun. Thank you for thinking about me when you read this, and thank you for stopping by!