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Inspiring books

Interior Design

So Chic, the incredible design book by Elle Decor

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. “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? 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. 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. 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…

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Interior Design

Ideas: a Inspiring design book by Kelly Hoppen

Kelly Hoppen is a celebrated british interior designer and one of the most influential interior designers of the world. The proudest point in her career came in 2009, when she was made an MBE for her services to interior design. Devoted to making her design ethos accessible to the masses, Kelly Hoppen  shares her extensive knowledge in her popular Kelly Hoppen Design School. Kelly Hoppen: Ideas (published by Jacqui Small LLP)  is an indispensable source of inspiration and advice for anyone undertaking home design or redecoration, whatever the scale or budget. Through tapping into this world-renowned designer’s exceptional talent and professional experience, creating a home for the way you live becomes not only achievable, but an exciting design prospect. Kelly explains how she works and offers creative solutions for every aspect of design and decoration -from evaluating and reconfiguring space and layout, to planning the lighting, choosing materials and furniture and adding individual touches. Through photographs and plans Kelly explains the creative process involved in turning a concept into reality. She considers every element of a home –from walls to windows, floors to doors, stairs, lighting and more- giving you the know-how to make informed decorating decisions and think beyond the obvious solutions. The room-by-room master…

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Interior Design

The inspiring Design Book by Alexa Hampton

Alexa Hampton has been president of Mark Hampton, LLC, interior design company, since 1998. She has been named one of Architectural Digest’s AD100 top interior designers every year since 2002 and has been included in House Beautiful’s list of America’s 100 Best Designers every year since 1999. Alexa Hampton is also the designer of a growing stable of eponymous licensed products for the home, a frequent keynote speaker at design events and conferences, and a member of the board of the New York School of Interior Design. In 2012, she became the first female designer to win the International Market Centers’ Design Icon Award. The Language of Interior Design is a inspiring design book (published by Potter Style). In this book the interior designer provides a tour of stunning residences from her own portfolio and organizes her discourse about design in 4 main aspects of design – Contrast, Proportion, Color and Balance. Contrast “creates tension and ‘action’ that keep the eye engaged and moving around the room.”, Proportion “serves as the grammar of the design: it establishes the spatial relationships between the various elements of a room and defines the structure or backbone of a space”, Color “provides the descriptive adjectives…” and Balance “underlies the entire composition; it gives each item…

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The new fashion book by Oscar de La Renta

The new book of Oscar de la Renta by Sarah Mower (published by Assouline) is a fashion book to look forward to. Celebrate the world of Oscar de la Renta with this exquisite art book, an updated edition to the original 2002 volume. The collector’s tome is dedicated to the style, inspiration, and life of the iconic American designer, who established his fashion house in 1965. With a forward from Vogue’s legendary editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, the 208-page, hardcover book provides expansive fashion photography and rare imagery from Oscar de la Renta’s personal archives. Oscar de la Renta is one of the most celebrated couturiers in the world, a renaissance man of American fashion. Born in the Dominican Republic, he has played a central role in the fashion scene for over forty years and has dressed everyone in the celebrity world. This beautifully updated edition of the original 2002 volume, brimming with iconic fashion photography and images from de la Renta’s personal albums, gives an inside view of the designer’s creative inspirations and private world. Oscar is the story of a man whose artistic, generous spirit transcends his fashion creations. “Oscar completely understands…who he is and who is dressing…he never tried to be avant-garde…

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