Interior Design

Farrow and Ball: Recipes for Decorating

Farrow & Ball is a leading producer of high-end paint and luxury wallpaper, and their design experts share their wisdom for creating harmonious interiors and beautify home décor in this inspirational yet practical guide

The experts at Farrow & Ball have created a primer on winning color combinations created for every room of the home. At the heart of the book are fifteen case studies of inspirational interiors -- a city apartment, a country cottage, a seaside escape, a schoolhouse repurposed for residential use - which are explored to reveal how selecting the right range and combination of colors creates a harmonious whole. For each case study there is a detailed color palette that acts like a recipe with a menu of ideas to copy. Color is then considered room by room, showing how to combine color with light and space to get the most of every area of the house, be it a large kitchen, a cozy bedroom, or a relaxed study.

Paint pioneers John Farrow and Richard Ball founded their company in 1946 in Dorset, England, where the company is still based. Farrow & Ball -- famed for their traditional classic paints and revived heritage colors -- is one of the world's leading home decorating brands, manufacturing decorative paint and wallpaper that transform homes around the globe.

About The Author

Joa Studholme has been with Farrow & Ball for over twenty years developing the new colors, consulting on design projects, and working daily with paint and wallpaper on both residential and commercial projects.

Charlotte Crosby has been with Farrow & Ball for over a decade and is responsible for creative direction, including product development, brand identity, photography, and showroom design.

James Merrell is a London-based photographer whose work has been featured in W, Elle Décor, Vogue Living, Town & Country, Domino, Food & Wine, Marthe Stewart Living, Departures, Travel + Leisure, The Wall Street Journal, and Living Etc.

  • Publish Date: March 19, 2019
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9 x 10-1/8
  • Pages: 268
  • US Price: $50.00
  • CDN Price: $67.50
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6658-8


"Decorating is a lot like cooking—as much an art as it is a science. That’s the idea at the heart of the new tome from Farrow & Ball." — BUSINESS OF HOME

"Décor is not just about your furnishings and accessories. Without the right colors or patterns on your walls, no interior is really complete. Farrow & Ball, one of the world’s leading makers of paints and wall coverings, provides fifteen inspiring examples of homes that prove just how important hue and texture can be. By the end of this book, you’ll know exactly the look you want and the way to achieve it. Call it a recipe for domestic success." —MILIEU MAGAZINE

Author Bookshelf: Joa Studholme, Charlotte Crosby, James Merrell