Interior designer James Aman’s portfolio is proof that traditional style doesn’t equal old school. “Early on I realized that my client base represented a new generation of collectors,” he writes in his new book The New Formal. “They respected classic traditions but savored the beauty and drama of cutting-edge art. Their vision of formal living replaced the Old Masters, heavy tapestries, and ornate furnishings of previous generations with contemporary, often provocative works of art that inspire and delight in brighter, more open spaces.” This is an aesthetic all of us can embrace.
– Architectural Digest
On Thursday (Feb. 16), The Palm Beach Book Store welcomes designer Jim Aman to a reception and signing for his book, The New Formal. The volume celebrates the cutting-edge version of “formal” that Aman has brought to interiors from New York City to the Hamptons – and closer to home, a Palm Beach Regency and an oceanfront apartment in The Breakers.
Aman’s designs create serene but sumptuous settings for his clients’ collections. His goal is to integrate contemporary, often provocative works of art into spaces that inspire and delight the collectors and complement the way they live. Aman steers well clear of bare-bones, minimalist boxes; the landmarked homes are luxuriously personal and welcoming spaces.