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Elsie De Wolfe's Paris: Frivolity Before the Storm
The American decorator Elsie de Wolfe (1865-1950) was the International Set's preeminent social arbiter, hostess and tastemaker in the interwar years. In Versailles, in 1938 and 1939, she held two fabulous parties--her Circus Balls--that marked the end of High Society as the tides of war swept through Europe. In May 1940, De Wolfe escaped the city in her chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce, making her way to America. In Elsie de Wolfe's Paris, 1938-1940, social historian Charlie Scheips tells the story of these glamorous and troubling years in meticulous and vivid detail, using a wealth of visual material, including a cache of...
The Yves Saint Laurent Pierre Bergé Collection: The Sale of the Century
An authoritative book published in collaboration with Christie’s, featuring photographs of the Bergé–Saint Laurent collection in situ, complete with estimated value information and final auction prices. In February 2009, 733 pieces from Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent’s art collection―one of the largest private collections in the world―was auctioned off in a record-breaking sale of the century. Modern paintings, baroque bronzes, antique silverware and statues, cameos, and minerals comprise this diverse collection that furnished Bergé’s and Saint Laurent’s two luxurious residences in the 6th arrondis...
Oberto Gili: Home Sweet Home: Sumptuous and Bohemian Interiors
A visual feast on 'the extravagance of the bohemian', the homes in this collection are a testament to personal style that readers will find inspiring and influential. Since the 1970s, Oberto Gili has been one of the most prolific lenses in the world of editorial photography, his lush images of fashion and interiors gracing the pages of House & Garden, Town & Country, and Vogue. This collection of his signature interior photography spans this significant career.Gili's passion for the grand, bold, and quirky granted him access to the inner sanctums of both high society and the bohemian demimonde. The selection includes nu...
Carey Maloney: Stuff: The M(Group) Guide to Collecting, Decorating with, and Lea...
Explore the brilliant, bold designs and intriguing collections in the beautiful interiors of author Carey Maloney, his partner, architect Hermes Mallea, and their firm, M(Group), in this one-of-a-kind interactive omnibus, 'Stuff: The M(Group) Interactive Guide to Collecting, Decorating With, and Learning About, Wonderful and Unusual Things'. 'Stuff' invites the reader inside the homes of impassioned collectors, detailing the wide variety of art and objects that go into the creation of M(Group) s complex, richly layered, and beautifully orchestrated interiors. A unique interactive digital recognition technology allows re...
Outside the Box: An Interior Designer's Innovative Approach
The first monograph on New York-based interior designer David Scott's work, 'Outside the Box: An Interior Designer's Innovative Approach to Creating Chic and Comfortable Rooms' is a delightful behind-the-scenes look into 11 of his most stunning projects. Scott's interiors seamlessly combine his adoration for the elegance of antiques with his admiration for the functionality of modernity, creating environments that are at once visually stimulating and inherently calming. Each space is custom designed to emphasize and reflect the personal style and character of his clients. Outside the Box takes a look at the elements of ...
English Eccentric - A celebration of imaginative, intriguing and truly stylish i...
The most interesting, intriguing and truly stylish interiors are those that best reflect their owners' lifestyle, enthusiasms, memories, talents and skills. English Eccentric celebrates that interplay, visiting the homes of artists, designers, antiques dealers, furniture makers, florists, writers, gallery owners - people with a strong sense of the visual and the courage and flair to be original. Ros Byam Shaw looks at 18 different homes in a wide variety of styles, from a tiny cottage packed with circus memorabilia to an elegant country house full of stuffed animals. None of the interiors featured are at the extreme end...
Divinely Decadent
Structured around the themes of the seven deadly sins, pride, covetousness, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth, Divinely Decadent reveals a lavish collection of wicked home interiors. Discover ostentatious halls and entrances to take pride in, slothful living rooms to lounge in, dining rooms and kitchens for gluttons, libidinous bedrooms, furniture that incites envy, collections to covet and lush materials to arouse the wrath of the puritanical. Revel in the theatrical over-indulgence of some of the world's most gorgeously eccentric homes with rooms and furnishings that are guaranteed to delight, inspire and amuse. A...
Contemporary Classical: The Architecture of Andrew Skurman
A high end residential architect practicing in San Francisco and Paris, Andrew Skurman has built his practice on creating genuinely contemporary classical homes for his clients. Divided by region, this book looks especially at the details of the work, concentrating on the exploration of craft and authenticity in the classical tradition. Focus is on process and detail, with an emphasis on demonstration using the appropriate historical precedent. Skurman is an unabashed classicist. His award winning form specialises in designing superbly crafted custom residences inspired by the building traditions of French chateaus, Med...
Bringing Nature Home: Floral Arrangements Throughout the Seasons
Unlike most flower-arrangement books, which rely on expensive and often nonseasonal flowers from florists, this book presents an alternative that is in line with the "back to nature" movement. This is the first volume to showcase how to be inspired by nature's seasonal bounty and bring that nature into the home through floral arrangements. From the well-known lifestyle photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo and Nicolette Owen of Brooklyn's Little Flower School, "Bringing Nature Home" presents a portfolio of unique and original floral arrangements directly inspired by the seasons and the local environment, with sources ranging from ...
Romantic Irish Homes
Irish houses have a character and personality quite different from that found anywhere else. Quixotic, often whimsical and definitely quirky, they provide a sanctuary from the Irish climate, which is frequently grey, cold and damp. No wonder, therefore, that over the centuries Ireland's domestic architecture and interior design have developed a distinctive personality in which colour and vivacity are highly prized. Romantic Irish Homes presents 15 of the finest examples of these traits, each one of them distinctive and yet sharing the same native spirit. From vast ancient castles through sturdy Georgian manors to small ...
Scandinavian Modern
Modern Scandinavian homes are enviably relaxed and welcoming, filled with furniture and objects that are practical, functional, and beautiful. For many people, Scandinavian style conjures up images of pale blonde wood and pared-down,clutterfree interiors. In reality, it's far from minimal. Scandinavian Modern introduces the most important designers and their work and explores some of the most interesting homes in Scandinavia. The first section, Elements, takes a lively look at Scandinavian design in the context of materials: wood, glass, textiles, ceramics, and so on. The second section, Living, offers a visual survey o...
The Swedish Room By Lars Sjoberg
Each picture in this book could stand alone as a work of art - a testament to Sweden's innate sense of style. Period by period, house by house, breathtaking images and elegantly authoritative text focus on those special features of the traditional Swedish room that have made it one of the major influences on decorating today. Every room is inviting, whether it is a royal guest room, an artistocratic boudoir, or a farmer's kitchen. Every detail is enchanting, from the simple checks and stripes of the fabrics to the way they adorn window frames and form bed canopies, from the elegant outlines of a Gustavian chair ...
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