Interior Design

Timeless by Design: Designing Rooms with Comfort, Style, and a Sense of History

A debut book from award-winning designer Nina Farmer, known for her sophisticated eye and interiors that are elegant, comfortable, and timeless.

Designer Nina Farmer has made a name for herself with her classically beautiful interiors. From reimagining century-old homes to more modern dwellings, Farmer has a way of creating looks that celebrate the past and simultaneously live squarely—and stylishly—in the present. In these pages, Farmer introduces readers to the design solutions she has found for creating that special combination: a carefully curated mix of the classic and the contemporary that looks like it was collected over time rather than created all at once.

The book features nine projects, including a stone-walled 1930s colonial in Westport, Connecticut, a mid-century–inspired beach bungalow on Martha’s Vineyard, and Farmer’s own 1850s Federal-style brownstone in Boston’s Beacon Hill. The book is rounded out with a series of informative essays on the key elements of Farmer’s look, including creating a sense of place, the importance of travel, and collecting art.

Ultimately the book illustrates how thoughtful, considered design can give new life to any home, and, in doing so, inspires readers to do the same.

About The Author

The recipient of the New York School of Interior Design’s prestigious Rising Star Award, Nina Farmer and her striking body of work have been featured in Architectural Digest, Marie Claire Maison, and House Beautiful. She is the recipient of New England Home’s 5 Under 40 Award as well as a member of the 1stDibs 50 list. She lives in Beacon Hill with her family. Mitchell Owens is the American editor of World of Interiors, contributing editor at Architectural Digest, and host of Indagare Travel.

  • Publish Date: September 05, 2023
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 8-1/4 x 10
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $50.00
  • CDN Price: $67.50
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-7350-0


"Designer Nina Farmer has made a splash in the design world with her classically-informed interiors. Timeless by Design offers insight into the decorative world of the rising design star with informative essays and exclusive looks at nine extraordinary projects by Farmer." —VERANDA

"From reimagining century-old homes to more modern dwellings, award-winning designer Nina Farmer creates looks that celebrate the past while delivering a contemporary sense of place." —MOFFLY MEDIA

Author Bookshelf: Mitchell Owens