Interior Design

The Well Adorned Home: Making Luxury Livable

Renowned interior designer Cathy Kincaid's first book provides a fresh approach to combining classic and contemporary design with a refined sensibility.

Known for her carefully nuanced color palettes and attention to detail, Cathy Kincaid creates warm and gracious interiors. Her worldly taste in collecting art and furnishings, her intricate layering of patterns, and the customized details--from trelliswork to lacquered surfaces--she applies to every room are hallmarks of her style. Presented are varied residences, ranging from a ship captain's cottage and a 1920s Spanish Colonial to a bucolic farmhouse and a family house in the country, in such locations as Dallas, Connecticut, and the South of France.

Sprinkled throughout is Kincaid's advice on such topics as selecting the right lighting, whether it be sconces or lamps; ways to showcase blue-and-white porcelain; and suggestions for how to edit one's home. She has been long involved in historic preservation, working on many landmarked dwellings. Learn from this design expert how to achieve a comfortable yet sumptuous home environment.

About The Author

Leading interior designer Cathy Kincaid founded her internationally recognized Dallas firm in 1977. Her work has been published in House Beautiful, Southern Home, and Veranda.
Chesie Breen is a public-relations consultant specializing in luxury lifestyles. She is the editor of ID BOSTON and is a contributing editor for Elle Decor.
Acclaimed interior designer Bunny Williams is the author of several books. Her husband, John Rosselli, is a noted antiques dealer.

  • Publish Date: September 10, 2019
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9-1/2 x 11-1/2
  • Pages: 224
  • US Price: $55.00
  • CDN Price: $75.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6356-3


"Dallas-based designer Cathy Kincaid reveals her fresh approach to achieving classically refined yet contemporary design in The Well Adorned Home: Making Luxury Livable (Rizzoli, $50). Through carefully nuanced color palettes, intricate layering of patterns and attention to customized details, Kincaid’s warm and gracious interiors unveil her signature style: comfortable yet sumptuous environments. Sprinkled throughout is the designer’s advice on everything from lighting selections to effortlessly editing one’s home." —ATLANTA HOMES & LIFESTYLES

"In Cathy Kincaid's new book, The Well Adorned Home, the Dallas decorator weaves favorite projects with personal reflections and living-well insights." —FLOWER MAGAZINE 

"If you’re looking for the perfect book to gift this holiday look no further than interior designer Cathy Kincaid’s first title, The Well Adorned Home: Making Luxury Livable. I recently received my copy and can’t stop pouring over the pages of gorgeous imagery–it’s definitely placed Kincaid among my all-time favorites of American decorators working today. Published by Rizzoli with a forward penned by design icons Bunny Williams and John Rosselli the book was bound to be promising, but it more than exceed[ed] my expectations. Kincaid’s work is traditional without being stuffy, warm and richly layered, and always full of great interest. Needless to say, if you like the timeless style I share on this blog, you’re going to love this book." —KATIE CONSIDERS

Author Bookshelf: Bunny Williams