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Elegant Rooms That Work: Fantasy and Function in Interior Design

Written by Stephanie Stokes and Jorge S. Arango, Foreword by Xavier Guerrand-Hermes, Photographed by Michel Arnaud

  • March 26, 2013
  • Hardcover
  • House & Home - Decorating
  • Rizzoli
  • 9-1/4 x 11-3/4
  • $50.00
  • $50.00
  • 978-0-8478-4008-3

About This Book

Known for her understated elegance, Stephanie Stokes explains how to maintain fantasy and functionality in home decor by focusing on the planning of comfortable and multipurpose spaces that include attractive storage. New York-based interior designer Stephanie Stokes has dealt with demanding spaces in apartments and houses worldwide. With consummate skill, she has delivered unparalleled efficiency of space without sacrificing style. This design primer is organized by room type—from living rooms and kitchens to bedrooms and entryways. Her ingenious solutions to the challenges of creating a livable environment—from clever and attractive storage units to libraries that convert gracefully to guest rooms and home offices—are inspirational to all homeowners. With exacting precision, she plans every anticipated need and can turn the tiniest of spaces into a cornucopia of cabinetry and imaginative storage. Her secrets for using every cubic inch while creating atmospheric environments that work are illustrated in this attractive yet practical book.

About the Author

Stephanie Stokes’s work has been lauded in such publications as Architectural Digest, Traditional Home, and the New York Times. House Beautiful named her to their list of top 100 designers. Jorge S. Arango has written for many lifestyle publications and has co-authored books on design. Xavier Guerrand-Hermès is the honorary vice chairman of Hermès of Paris and a major philanthropist. Michel Arnaud’s photography appears in numerous books and leading interiors magazines.


  • "If you are a fan of elegant, traditional decor, then Stephanie Stokes’ new decor book Elegant Rooms That Work is one you will want to pick up and devour. Organized by room (libraries, dining rooms, bedrooms, small kitchens and more), she shares ideas on chic storage and comfortable living - an idea prompted by her clients who continually wanted more and more of her expertise."

    "With stunning photography and useful tips, Stokes' book is a must-have for anyone who thought their home couldn't be both pretty and practical." ~Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Magazine
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