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The Age of Elegance: Interiors by Alex Papachristidis

Written by Alex Papachristidis and Dan Shaw, Foreword by Mario Buatta, Photographed by Tria Giovan

  • October 16, 2012
  • Hardcover
  • House & Home - Decorating
  • Rizzoli
  • 9-1/4 x 11-1/2
  • $55.00
  • $57.50
  • 978-0-8478-3881-3

About This Book

One of today’s eminent tastemakers, Alex Papachristidis is known for arresting, elegant interiors that meld classical motifs with a modern perspective and sophisticated details. This volume pays homage to Papachristidis’s refined sensibility and celebrates Alex Papachristidis Interiors’ twenty-fifth anniversary. Papachristidis has decorated homes for an international clientele—featured projects range from grand New York apartments to idyllic beach houses in the Hamptons and Cape Cod. Inspired by legendary designers such as Renzo Mongiardino and Sister Parish, he is known for wall-to-wall luxury. The hallmark of his style is an unwavering attention to detail, from gilded finishes and stenciled floors to his use of passementerie and creative layering of fabrics for upholstery. Papachristidis’s multifaceted approach and fresh color palette make his rooms the perfect backdrop for glamorous living and an easy elegance. He discusses style strategies such as draping hall tables and hanging matchstick blackout shades beneath bedroom curtains, and he opens his international address book to share favorite resources for fabrics, furniture, and antiques.

About the Author

Manhattan-based Alex Papachristidis Interiors was founded by Alex Papachristidis in 1987. An Elle Decor A-list designer, the firm’s projects are profiled in publications such as Elle Decor, House Beautiful, and Architectural Digest. Alex Papachristidis Interiors has a carpet line with Beauvais Carpets. A founding editor of the New York Times Styles section, journalist Dan Shaw has cowritten several books, including Mary McDonald: Interiors. Affectionately known as the Prince of Chintz, Mario Buatta is one of America’s foremost decorators. Photographer Tria Giovan is a contributor to House Beautiful and Veranda.

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  • "Papachristidis enjoys nothing more than turning a home space into art work. After making the list of Elle Décor’s A-List designers, he has leveraged his 25+ years of experience as a professional interior designer, to deliver this extraordinary book on how you to can obtain his one of a kind “look.”

    "...sophisticated interiors created by the New York decorator..that highlight antiques from all eras. For most of us, this is a wish book, but solid tips written in the author's voice make the haute interiors seem doable." ~Tribune Media Services

    "This is a wish book, but solid tips written in the author's voice make the haute interiors semm doable." ~Bangor Daily News

    “Regardless of their budget, anyone can have a bit of luxury in their lives…” –Southampton Press
    “The Age of Elegance pays homage to the designer’s luxurious style and refined sensibility while celebrating his 25th year in business” –Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

    “Age of Elegance highlights the work of this top-notch NY-based designer.” –Aspen Magazine
    “…readers can learn how to breathe life into a well-lived interior…the designer turned author provides “style Strategies” on everything…” –Array
    “…features many of his most extraordinary and lush interiors.” –ID Boston
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