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The Art Of Elegance

Author : Marshall Watson
ISBN : 9780847858712
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Marshall Watson's first book reveals how to make traditional interiors fresh. Known for his meticulously researched, European-inspired style, Marshall Watson creates interiors that are rich in texture, detail, and simple luxuries. In his first book, Watson shares his finest work, demonstrating that while each of these homes is as unique as its owner, they all adhere to principles that transform a mere series of spaces into a genuine, coherent home: warmth; light; peace; comfort; balance; proportion; livability; and last but not least, appropriateness. Whether in an Italianate villa in Los Cabos or a family idyll on a Swedish island, a Gramercy Park apartment that blends shimmer and restraint, or a Newport Beach cottage warmed by walls finished in egg-yolk yellow, Watson explains how he translated each family's lifestyle and aspirations, the house's history, and the surrounding environment into a highly original form of elegance--and how anyone can discover his or her own. Beautifully photographed with lavish images of Watson's work, this inspiring book is a must-have for interior design lovers.

The Age Of Elegance

Author : Dan Shaw
ISBN : 0847838811
Genre : Architecture
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Papachristidis is known for arresting, elegant interiors that meld classical motifs with a modern perspective and sophisticated details. He discusses style strategies, and opens his address book to share favorite resources for fabrics, furniture, and antiques. Tour the houses of some of his clients, and discover how he brings out their personalties through their homes.

French Interiors

Author : Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery
ISBN : 2080300369
Genre : House & Home
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Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery, a specialist in furniture and antiques at Christies and Honelon, invites her readers to enter the elegantly luxurious interiors of some of France's most exclusive abodes. From the classic taste of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to the creativity of the nineteenth century, she traces the path to the finesse of the twentieth century, which combines tradition and modernity. The interiors portrayed in these nine exquisitely illustrated chapters pay tribute to the refinement of French taste, a savoir-faire that has been continually renewed. Classic hôtels particuliers in the heart of Paris and romantic châteaux, as well as a surprising isba--a traditional rural log house in the Russian style--are but a few of the examples of the kinds of interiors that will inspire readers as they marvel over the art of French designers, including Madeleine Castaing, Hubert de Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Jacques Grange, François Joseph Graff, and Pierre Bergé. Unlike most books on French style on the market, this book is not only a testimony to timeless French elegance, it is an invitation to discover a synthesis of contemporary and classic décor, in some of France's most exclusive residences, firsthand.

New Classic Interiors

Author : Alessandra Branca
ISBN : 1584797878
Genre : Architecture
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Branca learned early that even formal beauty was meant to be intermingled with everyday life, and that the well-lived life takes place not in stiff and somber surroundings, but in artful structures graced with a comfortable elegance and wit.

An Ideal Collaboration

Author : Phillip James Dodd
ISBN : 9781864706017
Genre : Architecture
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IN THE FOLLOW-UP to the critically acclaimed The Art of Classical Details, Phillip James Dodd continues his look at some of the finest examples of contemporary classical architecture in Great Britain and the United States, while also examining how collaboration is the key to their successful design. In reality collaborative relationships are rare, especially among designers, where each is often focused on their own individual objectives and unable to transcend their own egos. Often used as a catch-phrase, but not often realized, true collaboration requires an understanding—and an appreciation—of the role that all parties play in the design and construction of a home. An Ideal Collaboration includes the work of some of the most notable names in contemporary residential design. Architects, decorators, landscape designers, consultants, builders, craftsmen, artists and vendors, all address the design process and the pivotal role that collaboration plays in creating cohesive timeless designs.

Robert Adam

Author : Jeremy Musson
ISBN : 9780847848515
Genre : Country homes
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The definitive book on the most influential English country house architect and designer. This beautifully produced book celebrates the work of Robert Adam, the great eighteenth-century architect who influenced generations by stamping his distinctive neoclassical aesthetic vision on the English country house interior. Lavish new photography provides a deeply visual exploration of Adam's most important surviving country houses, to which the author and photographer gained unparalleled access. Included are magnificent country houses such as Syon House and Harewood House--styled and inspired by the ideal of the neoclassical--as well as Adam's castle-style Mellerstain and town houses such as Home House-- all captured in splendid detail. Original Adam design drawings, from Sir John Soane's Museum, illustrate the boldness of planning, color, and creative interpretation of Adam's domestic interiors. A biographical and contextual account of Adam's life and work describes his unique design process, his patrons, and the legacy of his design achievement. This richly illustrated volume will appeal to designers and homeowners as well as traditional architecture enthusiasts, promising to become an important addition to any architecture and interior design library.

The Welcoming House

Author : Jane Schwab
ISBN : 0847839893
Genre : Architecture
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"The art of living graciously"--Dust jacket.

The Art Of Classical Details

Author : Phillip James Dodd
ISBN : 9781864702033
Genre : Architecture
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In The Art of Classical Details, classically trained architect Phillip Dodd takes a close-up look at some of the finest examples of neo-classical architecture in the world today. Covering the fundamentals of classical architecture, such as Tuscan, Doric

Living With Art

Author : James Aman
ISBN : 9781580934145
Genre : Architecture
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"Creating settings where great art can live in harmony with the history and style of the architecture of the interiors and provide a elegant and inviting living space for the collectors is the basis of Jim Aman's design approach. His goal:and that of the artists:is to integrate the art into the interior so that it can inspire and delight the collectors and complement the way they live and give their life shape. Working collaboratively with the clients, Aman applies the same artistic principles of light, color, texture, and scale that characterize the world's best art in the selection of fabrics, fixtures, and bespoke furnishings that surround and enhance the collections. Ten magnificent residences are included:landmark Park Avenue apartments and Upper East Side townhouses in New York as well as stunning properties in Greenwich, the Hamptons, and Palm Beach. Unlike many designers, Aman works exclusively with a small number of loyal clients whose trust he has gained over multiple projects. His portfolio offers an unprecendented glimpse into this rarified world."

Wanderlust

Author : Michelle Nussbaumer
ISBN : 9780847848911
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The first book from designer Michelle Nussbaumer features her dramatically lush interiors and shows readers how spaces can be inspired by travel and filled with treasures from around the world. As a curator who discovers exquisite treasures all over the world for her projects and her Dallas-based design store Ceylon et Cie, Michelle Nussbaumer has a signature style, in multilayered rooms that mix periods with antique textiles, embroideries and weavings, unconventional furniture, and global art. The result is unique interiors that might recall 1940s glamour or nineteenth-century England. Her first book, organized by mood and style, showcases interiors that range from calm to bold, and from rustic to exotic. These include Nussbaumer's own stunning residences in Switzerland and Texas, as well as her work for clients around the country. Her sumptuous interiors--eclectic in style and influenced by the designer's travels from Paris and Rome to Africa, Mexico, and China--provide alluring inspiration for design aficionados.

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