Making Rooms Your Own: Lessons from Interior Designers
Written by Editors of New York Social Diary, Foreword by David Patrick Columbia, Photographed by Jeff Hirsch, Text by Sian Ballen and Lesley Hauge
An invitation to enter the residences of some of the top interior designers in the world--see their style and practicality in action, and adopt some of their winning ways.
With pillows fluffed and curtains pulled back, design secrets are revealed. From established masters of the field (Jamie Drake, Stephen Sills, Tom Britt, Jeffrey Bilhuber) to comparatively newer talents, the reader will learn about diverse approaches to decoration and the art of fine living from some of today's most successful interior designers--with wit, candor, and passion. Other featured subjects include Alex Papachristidis, Robert Couturier, Howard Slatkin, and Katie Ridder.
From suggestions on entertaining and creating noteworthy tablescapes to practical advice on storage and displaying collections, the text guides readers to live full and savvy lives. Decorators' own residences--ranging from town houses to studios--show design in action and often reflect concise principals for living efficiently and stylishly. Join New York Social Diary and many of the top interior designers of today to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the professionals live in their private (and refined) worlds. A book for decorating professionals and lovers of interior design and life in the great city.
About The Author
New York Social Diary is a Web site that publishes articles about and photographs of the socialites of New York and other cities. The site is maintained by David Patrick Columbia, who founded it in 2000. David Patrick Columbia is a widely read social columnist for over twenty-four years. He is the former editor-in-chief of Avenue magazine, and is the editor-in-chief of Quest magazine and writes the monthly New York Social Diary column for Quest magazine. Jeff Hirsch is a co-founder of newyorksocialdiary.com together with David Patrick Columbia. Hirsch is the photographer for the entire New York Social Diary "House" series, in addition to being the Web site designer and manager of newyorksocialdiary.com. Sian Ballen, co-author of New York Social Diary "House," has conducted hundreds of interviews within the design community over the past decade for the column. Lesley Hauge is a senior writer for New York Social Diary and co-author with Sian Ballen of New York Social Diary "House." She is the former associate editor of Avenue magazine.