Author Mayer Rus, Photographs by Stephen Kent Johnson
Billy Cotton’s hand is deft and light, weaving together bold color palettes, custom-designed furniture and lighting, and striking artifacts and works of art to achieve livable and easy interiors for today.
Cotton presents rooms that mix historical and modern influences, resulting in luxuriously sleek interiors for casual, yet sophisticated, living. The glam-orous spaces—many designed for art-world clients, including Cindy Sherman and Lisa Yuskavage—are anchored in tradition but reflect the relaxed sensibili-ties of our time.
Cotton shares his multiscaled approach to design—successful turns with his varied collections, which are often included in his interior projects. Furniture, lighting, wallpaper, tableware, and terra-cotta planters are part of his repertoire. Cotton’s industrial designs—like his interiors—embody an intelligence and under-standing of design history. This book, the designer’s first, documents the groundbreaking work of a rising and notable talent and should be in the libraries of designers and connoisseurs of fine living.
About The Author
Billy Cotton is a New York–based interior and industrial designer. He officially began his interior-design practice in 2011, and was added to the AD100 in 2017. Mayer Rus is a design writer, editor, critic, and the West Coast editor of Architectural Digest. Stephen Kent Johnson is a photographer and art director who has contributed to Architectural Digest, Dwell, Elle Decor, and other publications.