May I Come In?
Discovering the World in Other People's Houses
Wendy Goodman has discovered and published stories on an astonishing array of private houses, notable for their character, personality, and flair, in her 30 years of design hunting. In
May I Come In? she visits more than 75 that capture and express their owners’ spirit and passions. In this pantheon, imagination and originality hold sway: Artists and eccentrics are the equals of aristocrats and the mandarins of design, and every room has a story to tell.
May I Come In? is profusely illustrated with superb images by leading interior photographers, as well as Goodman’s own snapshots and memorabilia related to her quests. It is an irresistible visual record of the art of living by one of its most penetrating observers.
"Over 30 years, New York design editor Wendy Goodman has seen an impressive range of private-home interiors. Here are more than 75 of her favorites." Vulture
Wendy Goodman is the author of
The World of Gloria Vanderbilt (Abrams, 2010) and co-author, with Hutton Wilkinson, of
Tony Duquette (Abrams, 2007). She has been
New York magazine’s design editor since 2007 and was previously the magazine’s interior design editor (1997-2007). As design editor, Goodman is responsible for
New York’s twice-annual design issues and regular “Great Room” features. She also produces the weekly online feature “Design Hunting.” Goodman’s career began in fashion at
Harper’s Bazaar, from which she went on to the
New York Times Magazine, where she wrote and produced fashion pages, and
House and Garden, where she covered the world of style and fashion. She lives in Greenwich Village and was born and raised in New York.