You 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. Julia 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