The-New-Shingled-House-Book-1Earlier this year when we were still wearing coats and layers in New York City, I attended a conversation evening with architects John Ike, Thomas A. Kligerman and Joel Barkley, from which you may remember a few of their insightful nuggets I shared via my Snapchat story. Since then, their stunning book The New Shingled House has been sitting upon my coffee table and I’ve been diving in and out of the book during moments of downtime in my apartment. All summer I’ve been meaning to do a round up post that shares some of my favorite inspirations from the title, so today I’m doing just that. Click through after the jump to see beautiful exteriors and interiors by this talented trio.

The-New-Shingled-House-Book-2Anyone who follows Bright.Bazaar on Instagram will be familiar with my love of shingle houses. The trio brilliantly sum up the popularity of this architectural style: “The American romance with the shingle style has lasted nearly 150 years because it presents, in an understated way, the best of everything. For our firm, it is a spur to creativity, to unorthodox speculation, to finding new answers to old questions, and to opening one’s mind and imagination as well as one’s eyes.”The-New-Shingled-House-Book-3During the conversation evening I attended all those months ago, one of their shared values as a firm really spoke to me: when their clients enter their new home for the first time, they want them to feel as though they have always lived there. This living room from a Block Island home (above) effortlessly marries architectural pieces with laid-back rustic elements that marry to create a timeless and gently elegant coastal space. I could happily move right in!The-New-Shingled-House-Book-4As well as this stunning Block Island property, The New Shingled House also features projects located throughout other fabled seaside resorts of New England – Martha’s Vineyard, Watch Hill and the Hamptons, as well as in California and the Carolinas.The-New-Shingled-House-Book-5One such Californian property is this home in Point Loma – and it’s a colorful treat! The bedrooms were papered in their own colorful grass cloth to give a unique identity to each, while also speaking to the hues used in other parts of the home. Above you can see this in action with the blue of the grass cloth speaking to the Mexican concrete tile in the en suite bathroom beyond the bedroom.The-New-Shingled-House-Book-6Here’s more of that amazing and totally #MakeYouSmileStyle Mexican tile – LOVE!The-New-Shingled-House-Book-7As well as inspiring interior details, the book is also full of inspiring architectural features, such as this continuous wall of windows in the master bedroom of a Southhampton beach house.The-New-Shingled-House-Book-8As you can tell from the synergy in color palette, this playroom is in the same Southampton property as the master bedroom I just shared. Being adjacent to all the bedrooms it was designed to be a casual and comfortable space for the entire family to relax in. I love how the subtle stripe detail introduced via the carpet is softly accented in the pillows. Have you read this book? Do you like shingle houses? What’s catching your eye from my favorite interior and exteriors in the book?The-New-Shingled-House-Book-9 // Photography by William Waldron, Peter Aaron and Matthew Millman | Published with permission from The Monacelli Press


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. I don’t know where to start Will! What a beautiful book. I love how you shared both the outside of the houses and the interiors with us. The bedroom with those endless windows are a highlight!

  2. Such a great review and what a way to enjoy the last bit of Summer! 🙂 TY!

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Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.