Interior Design

Wanderlust: Interiors That Bring the World Home

The first book from designer Michelle Nussbaumer features her dramatically lush interiors and shows readers how spaces can be inspired by travel and filled with treasures from around the world. As a curator who discovers exquisite treasures all over the world for her projects and her Dallas-based design store Ceylon et Cie, Michelle Nussbaumer has a signature style, in multilayered rooms that mix periods with antique textiles, embroideries and weavings, unconventional furniture, and global art. The result is unique interiors that might recall 1940s glamour or nineteenth-century England. Her first book, organized by mood and style, showcases interiors that range from calm to bold, and from rustic to exotic. These include Nussbaumer’s own stunning residences in Switzerland and Texas, as well as her work for clients around the country. Her sumptuous interiors—eclectic in style and influenced by the designer’s travels from Paris and Rome to Africa, Mexico, and China—provide alluring inspiration for design aficionados.

About The Author

Michelle Nussbaumer’s design career began in Rome, where expats fell in love with the villa she had decorated and sought her out as a guide to Italian treasures. After moving to Los Angeles, Nussbaumer opened her design business and chic antique shop in La Brea. A decade later, she returned to Dallas and opened her celebrated shop Ceylon et Cie. Her work has been featured in Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, Veranda, Marie Claire, House & Garden, and the New York Times.

Hutton Wilkinson is an interior decorator, master jeweler, and design authority.

  • Publish Date: September 20, 2016
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9-3/4 x 12
  • Pages: 304
  • US Price: $55.00
  • CDN Price: $75.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-4891-1


"Get inspired by Nussbaumer’s lush, dramatic interiors inspired by travels around the world."
The Society Diaries

"Nussbaumer's passion is for the exotic: Turkish textiles, Moroccan rugs, Indian paintings, and Venetian furniture, all of which lend her clients' homes a worldly flair. . . . Nussbaumer's interiors are the kind that invite more than a passing glance, instead revealing their splendor upon thoughtful observation- and that's just what makes this book so captivating."

"Home decor finds and words of inspiration from Michelle Nussbaumer's new book, 'Wanderlust: Interiors That Bring the World Home.'"
Luxe Interiors & Design

"Michelle Nussbaumer’s first-ever work draws on her travels for inspiration for both interior projects and her Dallas store, CEYLON ET CIE. Organized by mood and style, the book profiles the author’s own homes in Texas and Switzerland in addition to those of her clients."

"One exotic trip after the next, Wanderlust is filled with opulent homes that all tell stories of travel. You’ll be seduced by Nussbaumer’s talent for bringing together far-flung elements to create a beautifully curated home."

"our husband is wondering why you've started draping fur rugs over your living room chairs and hanging copper plates on your walls. Point him to your inspiration, Wanderlust: Interiors that Bring the World Home, the first book from celebrated local interior designer Michelle Nussbaumer." 
—Dallas Tidbits

"In this marvelously excessive book, Michelle Nussbaumer brings life to homes and hearts through her worldly & sophisticated creative viewpoint. Never one to create a "just shopped for" space, Michelle's projects celebrate the variety of art, design and cultural elements important to her clients. Mixing eras, blurring continental divides and serving up her signature style, the designer inspires us to bring a taste of the world into our own homes as well."

"Perhaps that’s what’s drawing us to 'Wanderlust: Interiors that Bring the World Home' by Michelle Nussbaumer. . . . This debut book by Nussbaumer, who’s billed as “a curator who discovers exquisite treasures all over the world for her projects and her Dallas-based design store, Ceylon et Cie,” features her dramatic interior projects, which touch on an array of styles and moods – and even take us into her own homes, in Texas and Switzerland."

"Peter Hutton Wilkinson, who penned the foreword in Michelle Nussbaumer’s premier tome, Wanderlust: Interiors that Bring the World Home (Rizzoli), the eccentric, well-traveled interior designer is 'a dream catcher, a three-dimensional storyteller, a seductive sorceress whose enchanted vision must be obeyed.'"
—Papercity Magazine

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