Interior Design Master Class: 100 Lessons from America’s Finest Designers on the Art of Decoration

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Interior Design Master Class: 100 Lessons from America’s Finest Designers on the Art of Decoration

by Carl Dellatore (Editor)

This book showcases a wide range of interior design styles spanning classic to modern, as well as subjects as diverse as “Collecting,” “White,” “Portals,” and “Layering.” This book will be a landmark publication in the field and valuable and inspirational for home decorators and students of design and design professionals. Interior Design Master Class assembles the best designers’ work in progress to become the critical source of design knowledge. It’s kind of like attending a fabulous dinner party. The book contains one hundred essays from America’s top designers—from veteran designers to new voices—exploring the design process from the ground up to the finish touches. Grouped by topic, the subjects are a mixture of practical details (Bunny Williams on “Comfort,” Etienne Coffinier and Ed Ku on “Floor Plans”) and inspiration (Jeffrey Bilhuber on “America”) and glamorous style (Kelly Wearstler on “Glamour,” Thomas O’Brien on “Vintage Modern”). All the pieces are illustrated with the designer’s images and with short annotations describing their concepts. Unique in the high calibre of its contributors, this is a book that readers will turn to time and time again for practical advice and insightful design.

Select Contributors and Topics:

Visperas Wolf on Teachers; Barry Dixon on Relationships; Barbara Barry on Awareness; Amanda Nisbet on Intuition; Madeline Stuart on Trends; Suzanne Tucker on Archaeology; Bobby McAlpine on Intimacy; Stephen Sills on Aspirations; Mark Cunningham on Symmetry; Richard Mishaan on Portals. Juan Montoya on scale; Amy Lau on commissions; Suzanne Kasler on style; Thomas O’Brien on Vintage Modern; Alan Wanzenberg on Modernity; Alexa Hampton on tradition; Kelly Wearstler on glamour; Anthony Baratta on exuberance; Tom Scheerer on luxury; Corrigan on Welcoming Spaces Comfort ( Bunny Williams ), Reinvention (Miles Redd), Sex (Martyn Lawrence Bullard), Color (Mario Buatta), White (Darryl Carter), Layering (Alessandra Branca), Textiles (Windsor Smith), Communication (Nancy Braithwaite), Collecting (Kathryn Scott), Patina (Rose Tarlow), Sourcing (Furniture, Emily Summers), Inspiration (Thomas Pheasant), Provenance (Thomas Jayne), Jazz (Sandra Nunnerley), Poetry (Alan Tanksley), America (Robert Couturier), Fashion (Ann Pyne), Destinations (Charlotte Moss)

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