Interior Design

Creating Beauty: Interiors

The first book from acclaimed Brooklyn-based interior designer Kathryn Scott, whose handcrafted interiors evoke a sense of serenity, harmony, and simplicity.

Kathryn Scott is a designer whose disciplined eye results in interiors praised for their beauty and minimalism, as well as their artisanal details. Through ten residences, bookended by Scott’s own acclaimed five-story, nineteenth-century Italianate brownstone in Brooklyn Heights and her ravishing country house, the book explores the idea of home as sanctuary, a place to rest, replenish, and refocus.

From a Parisian-inspired neoclassical town house, to an elegant Central Park West penthouse, to a modern retreat in the Hudson Valley, the houses profiled here showcase the importance of architectural detailing, the classical rules of proportion, and the importance of integrating beautiful materials and finishes in uncommon ways. Interwoven with the stories of the houses are explorations of the themes found in Scott’s work. This book is a celebration of simplicity, beautiful detailing, and unexpected materials and styles.

About The Author

Award-winning artist and interior designer Kathryn Scott’s work has appeared in House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, and Southern Accents, among others. Scott has been featured at the AD Home Show; she regularly leads tours for groups such as the Institute of Classical Architecture. William Abranowicz is an acclaimed photographer whose work has appeared in major publications in the United States, Europe, and Asia and is included in collections throughout the world, including the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

  • Publish Date: March 13, 2018
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 10 x 12
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $55.00
  • CDN Price: $75.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6178-1


"Every great interior designer has her first book and this volume marks Karthryn Scott’s debut. The question readers may ask is, “Why hasn’t this happened earlier?” The Brooklyn-based Scott is already a seasoned designer, who understands how to establish beauty inside a home, using a minimal palette and just the right “artisanal” details. Walk into a Kathryn Scott room and there is a decided sense of serenity, harmony, and simplicity.."

"I have quite the collection of beautiful design books, but this new one by Kathryn Scott has me captivated and design-delirious with its lessons in proportion, understated elegance, architectural interest, and thoughtful details. The photography by William Abronowicz is beyond stunning and will take your breath away with the gentle turn of each page. There is a rare quietude in the mood of the decor as well as the photography which ushers this engaged reader into calm and peaceful design bliss."

"When an artist shifts into interior design, the homes they touch are transformed. Rooms become canvases, colors take on new meaning. The proof of it is in Kathryn Scott's new design book, "Creating Beauty: Interiors"

Author Bookshelf: Kathryn Scott, William Abranowicz, Judith Nasitir