Margaret Russell is editor in chief at Elle Decor which she helped found. She has spearheaded an award-winning re-design of the publication and shifted coverage to portray an increasingly diverse array of talents through images and articles that blend striking graphics with incisive, personality-driven text.

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Margaret Russell

SO CHIC is destined to enter the pantheon of cult design books.”

We are always curious and fascinated by how the other half lives. What kind of furniture does Julianne Moore have in her Chelsea loft? Is Ralph Lauren’s Montauk compound English country-style or modern rustic?

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Amy Fine Collins’ office/dressing room

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Delphine and Reed Krakoff’s poolhouse

How does Roberto Cavalli entertain at his medieval villa near Florence? Elle Decor has the answers. Our new book, “Elle Decors Ravishing Rooms” unveils the amazing homes of these chic trendsetters wherever they live, from Manhattan to Malibu to Marrakech.

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Muriel Brandolini’s bathroom

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Candace Bushnell’s living room

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Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor’s terrace

Lush photographs capture the dazzling decor and idiosyncratic style of the featured homeowners and personal interviews reveal the stories behind the design. This gorgeously illustrated book presents a rare glimpse into the world of high-style interiors.

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Mark Badgley and James Mischka’s living room

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Sarah Jessica Parker’s dining room

Featured homes include: Candace Bushnell in Greenwich Village; Cindy Crawford in Malibu; Leonardo Ferragamo in Florence; Sarah Jessica Parker in Bridgehampton; Donatella Versace in Milan; And, much more!Not only does “Elle Decors Ravishing Rooms” offer an intimate tour of these extraordinary spaces, it provides tips on how to entertain with style, arrange flowers, display your art collection and mix modern designs with antique and vintage pieces.

From the unexpected to the unconventional, this book will inspire the home decorator in you.

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Ranjana and Naeem Khan’s living area

“Filled with a myriad of styles, this book has some inspiration and design ideas for many people with different tastes to appreciate.”

 

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Tamara Mellon’s bedroom

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Donatella Versace’s dining room

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