Interior Design

The Layered Interior

Multi-award-winning interior designer Natale takes readers deeper than ever before into his intricate approach to layering—the process of curating and editing elements to create warm, welcoming interiors.

Told in Natale’s refreshing, personable style and accompanied by rich visuals, The Layered Interior is a celebration of the design elements that give a home character, such as vintage and contemporary furniture and lighting, artworks, ornaments, and accents thoughtfully combined with color and pattern—from the lush feel of a burgundy velvet chair to the dynamic effect of an Art Deco rug and the way wallpaper can transform a room. Featured residences include a modern palazzo on Queensland’s Brisbane River full of arches, red and gilt elements, and glorious patterned wallpaper; a Melbourne city mansion that is all sumptuous hues and dark, moody opulence; a penthouse on Sydney Harbour blending soft pink tones and sculptural curves; and another penthouse in Melbourne’s exclusive Toorak suburb that channels a dazzling Dynasty vibe.
Through eight in-depth projects photographed by Anson Smart in all their exquisite detail, The Layered Interior explores the many layers of Natale’s interior designs, from the initial concept and inspirations to the sumptuous application of finishes, furnishings, and accessories. A captivating journey through the sophisticated interiors for which Greg Natale has become known, this book is layered with color, pattern, texture, and storytelling.

About The Author

Greg Natale is an award-winning designer and author of The Tailored Interior and The Patterned Interior. His work has been featured in numerous magazines, including Architectural Digest, Wallpaper, and Elle Decor. Claud Gurney is the founder of the hand-painted wallpaper and textiles company de Gournay.

  • Publish Date: October 11, 2022
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9-1/4 x 11-3/5
  • Pages: 288
  • US Price: $55.00
  • CDN Price: $75.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-7209-1


"Greg Natale has a knack for creating bold, tailored interiors. The Australian designer—and author of The Layered Interior—balances rich hues with high-contrast motifs to create lushly layered spaces that exude glamour and elegance." —BUSINESS OF HOME

"Having worked with him on the writing of all three of his books, I know that to experience a Greg Natale interior is to be immersed in a world of rich hues, robust lines and enticing textures. Behind his designs lie the influences of MODERNISM and POSTMODERNISM, as well as those of his own Italian heritage, plus an abiding love of art and a certain wanderlust." —1STDIBS.COM

"Greg Natale’s design practice includes a rich and layered portfolio where aesthetics and affect, the seen and the felt, collide and form interior spaces." HUNTER & FOLK

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