Interior Design

Rare Birds, True Style: Extraordinary Interiors, Personal Collections & Signature Looks

The private realms of well-known creatives reveal how unique personal style can color the home with a sense of history, autobiography, and, above all else, magic.

This lively book celebrates unique and inspiring British style and those who own it. Spanning generations—from Nicky Haslam to Alice Temperley, Beata Heuman, and Luke Edward Hall—this book is an irresistible tour through the homes and wardrobes of some of England’s most celebrated contemporary talents, each with their own distinctive and unconventional taste. All of the homes are original, stylish, charming, and authentic.
Author Violet Naylor-Leyland has profiled her friends and family—from society figures, titled aristocracy, and fashion and creative folk to a few wonderful unknowns—gathering together a mixed demographic with an emphasis on unique and inimitable style, represented not only by fashion but by interiors, possessions, and in some cases examples of the work of those featured. Marrying gorgeous design with Naylor-Leyland’s engaging and witty texts, this book provides rare access to the personalities featured, giving readers up-close insight into their personal tastes. Pairing gorgeous photos of interiors with engaging interviews with each subject, Naylor-Leyland shares how her subjects’ private spaces cultivate unique ways of living, working, and socializing. This book is perfect for lovers of interior design, fashion, and the distinctly English way of life.

About The Author

Violet Naylor-Leyland is a freelance fashion stylist, journalist, and writer. She has written for numerous magazines, including Vanity Fair, the Lady, Tatler, Bloomberg Businessweek, and the Evening Standard. This is her first book. Andrew Farrar is a London-based photographer. His work has appeared in Vogue, Elle, Nylon, Tatler, the Sunday Times Style, and Marie Claire.

  • Publish Date: September 27, 2022
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • Pages: 272
  • US Price: $55.00
  • CDN Price: $75.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-7218-3