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Inspired French luxury for the home. Take a peek inside private upper class homes that reveal why D. Porthault has been the favored French luxury brand for linens and other fabrics for nearly one hundred years. Tour traditional and old-world styles as well as contemporary upmarket decor for younger families. Cheery bedroomsmany with canopy beds and playful wallpaperflaunt sheets, coverlets, pillows, and shams in gorgeous printed florals. Sweetly decorated nurseries favor blue, pink, and yellow prints. Terry towels show off Porthault's signature scalloped and bound edges. Tables set with cloths, placemats, and napkins feature hand-embroidered, custom designs inspired by nature. Rounding out the Porthault story are some very practical, detailed instructions on washing, drying, pressing, and storing fine linens along with tips for removing stains from natural fabrics. Clothes may make the man, but gorgeous, high-quality sheets make the bed.Brian D. Coleman, MD, divides his time between Seattle and New York. His articles have appeared in magazines ranging from Old House Journal, where he is the Editor-at-large; to Period Living in the U.K. Brian is the author of twenty books on the decorative arts, including the recent titles Farrow & Ball and Fortuny Interiors.Erik Kvalsvik has been the principal photographer of more than a dozen books, including Fortuny Interiors, Barry Dixon Inspirations, and Traditional Interiors. He lives in Washington, DC.
Leta Austin Foster is among House Beautiful's most influential interior designers of the 20th century, and has been hailed by House and Garden as one of the ';100 Greatest Interior Decorators.' Whether it's a 19th-century Virginia family home or a modern South Florida country club, Foster believes that any space can be beautiful and comfortable at the same time. This philosophy has inspired the design of countless homes across the country. With an eye to fine detail, Foster (headquartered in Palm Beach) and two of her daughters, Sallie Giordano (New York City) and India Foster (Palm Beach), have created comfortable, gorgeous living spaces. BRIAN D. COLEMAN is the author of Farrow & Ball, Scalamandre, Fortuny Interiors, and Inner Spaces: Paul Vincent Wiseman & The Wiseman Group, and other home design books. He divides his time between New York and Seattle. ERIK KVALSVIK is has been the principal photographer Fortuny Interiors and Barry Dixon Inspirations. He lives in Washington, DC.
Cavallini is one of the best-known companies for high-quality gift and stationery products. They have been producing everything from calendars to wrapping papers for 25 years. Designs are based on ephemera from all walks of lifecharming vintage post cards of the Eiffel Tower, centuries-old hand-colored engravings of birds and flowers, rare maps and prints, amusing early twentieth-century advertisements and trade materials.From the hottest world travel destinationsBon Voyage, San Francisco, New York, London, Italy and Paristo popular themes such as Christmas, Flora and Fauna and Animals, this book will inspire anyone who enjoys art and design.Brian D. Coleman is the author of Fortuny, Barry Dixon Interiors, and Farrow & Ball: The Art of Color, among other home design books. He writes for Old House Interiors and other magazines. He divides his time between New York and Seattle.
This first book on the interior designs of San Franciscobased Paul Vincent Wiseman and The Wiseman Group showcases distinctive homes where clients find themselves at peace in a profound way. The hallmarks of Wiseman interiors are superb details executed in custom furniture and furnishings. The homes range from a Victorian update on San Francisco's Russian Hill to an Art Deco apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side; from a sleek urban high-rise in Chicago to a tropical sanctuary in Ka'upulehu, Hawaii. Each project is unique and each is distinct. Brian D. Colema n is the author of Fortuny, Barry Dixon Interiors, Farrow & Ball: The Art of Color, and Scalamandre, among other home design books. He writes for Old House Interiors and other magazines. He divides his time between New York and Seattle.
Manufactured in Venice, Italy, textiles by Fortuny have borne the standard of quality and excellence for a hundred years. For walls, sofas, pillows, draperies, bed coverings, tablecloths, and even napkins, the sumptuous art of Fortuny textiles has been decorating old world and new world homes for generations. Not everyone can afford Fortuny, but some of those who can have opened their doors so we can take a peek. Through luscious photographs and vivid descriptions, we can almost feel the weave and smell the dyes. Contemporary modern condos, elegant historic homes, and metropolitan apartmentsall wear Fortuny in luxurious high style.
Preeminent designer Barry Dixon approaches each project with the design philosophy that the greatest quality ahome might possess is that of innate, soulful hospitality. His work features a masterful blend of traditional and contemporary decor that mixes color and texture in astounding ways. Barry Dixon Interiors exemplifies Dixon's belief that our homes reflect our past, emanate our present and suggest our future.From a Manhattan loft choreographed for entertaining to Arts and Crafts in a woodland glade, to embassy elegance in Washington, D.C., Barry Dixon has seen and designed it all.From a Manhattan loft choreographed for entertaining to Arts and Crafts in a woodland glade, to embassy elegance in Washington, D.C., Barry Dixon has seen and designed it all. As one of America's top up-and-coming designers, Dixon's work is a masterful blend of traditional and contemporary that mixes color and texture in creative ways that have clients across the country clamoring for his designs. Barry Dixon Interiors (subtitle?), written by well-known author Brian Coleman (Scalamandre; Farrow & Ball), with luminous photography by Edward Addeo and a foreword by Sherrie Donghia, is the highly-anticipated first book to highlight Dixon's innovative designs. His work has been featured in scores of publications, including House Beautiful, Better Homes & Gardens, Traditional Home, and more, and Dixon's own furniture and soft furnishings line is carried in showrooms nationally.Brian D. Coleman, MD, divides his time between Seattle and New York. His articles have appeared in magazines ranging from Old House Journal, where he is the West Coast editor, to Period Living in the U.K. Brian is the author of seven books on the decorative arts, including the recent hits Farrow & Ball and Cottages. Edward Addeo is a New York-based photographer whose work has appeared in Vogue, House Beautiful, and the New York Times magazine among other publications. He has also photographed several books, including Cherished Objects and The Art of The Party. He lives with his family in New York. www.barrydixon.com.
Farrow & Ball is a leader in the luxury paint and wallpaper market, catering to top designers and discerning homeowners who seek the finest quality products to adorn their walls. Offering a unique historical color palette, stunning depth of color, great coverage and a wide choice of finishes, Farrow & Ball products are found in many of the worlds most exclusive properties. In Farrow & Ball: The Art of Color, Brian Coleman hosts a tour of cottages, castles, lofts and beyond that illustrate how paint and wallpaper are paramount to a rooms overall design and feel. Visually stunning interiors and inspiring color schemes reveal how to build cohesive, stylish rooms by using furnishings and fabrics that blend with and accent the walls. Highlights:Located in the English countryside, Farrow and Ball has been in business for more than 70 years, and today has showrooms in London, New York, Toronto, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C., and Greenwich, Connecticut. Named one of the 30 most influential home brands by the respected Robb Report. Homes featured in this book are located in Virginia, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Maine, Florida, Saint Louis, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Canada, and London and Hampshire, England.
Barry Dixon Inspirations takes the reader through eight homes transformed by renowned designer Barry Dixon. From a cottage and a chic chateau to a grand estate home, with a high-rise apartment and a row house in between, we see the broad range of Dixon's decorating style and learn what inspired his colors and materials for each location.Barry Dixon, named the 2010 Master of Design by Veranda magazine, has worked for such clients as Diane Sawyer and former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. He spent his childhood living in places such as India, New Caledonia and South Africa. This early exposure to many cultures and traditions clearly helped him to become a master at blending traditional decor with various colors and textures that are not forgetful about beauty and functionality.In Barry Dixon Inspirations, designers will learn all about what inspired Barry's choices for colors and materials for designs he created for a beach house, a renovated urban loft, and more.Designs include: Montecito California Weekend Living Showhouse Stately Living in Nashville Industrial Redux in Corinth, Mississippi Georgian Tradition on the Banks of the Potomac Sky High Living on Chicago's Michigan Avenue Delaware Shore Beach House