New Elegance: Stylish, Comfortable Rooms for Today
How do you create a home that is elegant, but also livable? In his follow-up to the story of his restoration of a French chateau, internationally celebrated designer Timothy Corrigan, shares eleven homes that answer this question of elegance for today, from a John Fowler-inspired London townhouse near Belgravia Square, to a Hollywood Regency-inspired Los Angeles colonial, to an art-filled Chicago apartment with sweeping views of Lake Michigan, to Corrigan s own Parisian pied-a-terre. Layered in between each chapter are eleven interludes in which Corrigan outlines the building blocks of successful decoration, including Scale and Proportion, Symmetry, Architectural Details, Impactful Surfaces, Layering, Art and Mirrors, The Power of Color, The Role of Surprise, Mixing Elements, Drama Lessons, and Details. Illustrated with multiple photos, these interludes inspire and instruct with constructive advice, from addressing low ceilings with low furniture and low-hanging artwork, to utilizing reflectional symmetry to create serenity, giving the reader dozens of ideas to implement at home.