Interior Design

Arranging Things

New York–based stylist Colin King shares his wisdom and insights for cultivating beauty in our everyday surroundings—composing objects into simple, sophisticated vignettes that enrich our homes and our lives.

We all desire our rooms to look attractive and reflect a considered approach. Now we have the mastery of Colin King to help us elevate our spaces into environments of personal creativity. Image after image, readers will discover how Colin works his magic when arranging objects on coffee tables, mantels, bookshelves, bedside tables, windowsills, and more. Through a series of anecdotes and visual essays, Colin unpacks his intuitive and deeply personal process, meditating on scale, proportion, palette, and texture. It’s not about buying new things, but rather about dusting off old favorites and seeing them with fresh eyes—looking beyond intended use to discover deeper meaning in the everyday. There’s always the element of chance while contemplating new arrangements again and again. Styling, readers will discover, is a metaphor for life and a daily practice to be honed over time.

The go-to stylist for many of the world’s leading brands and publications, Colin King is a regular contributor to Architectural Digest, T, Ark, and Rum magazines. He collaborates regularly with West Elm, Anthropologie, Zara Home, Crate & Barrel, and Roman and Williams Guild and has his own celebrated product lines with Beni Rugs and Menu, with more in the works.

About The Author

Colin King has styled and produced feature stories for major design magazines, in addition to working with renowned brands in the design world as a consultant, stylist, and creator. Sam Cochran is an editor, writer, content creator, manager, and public speaker, having worked for more than ten years as a contributor to Architectural Digest.

  • Publish Date: March 14, 2023
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9 x 10-1/2
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $50.00
  • CDN Price: $67.50
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-9910-4