Cohler on Design

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Dubbed “The Mixmaster” for his ability to blend high- and low-end pieces to create rooms that are simultaneously fresh and classic, Eric Cohler’s interior design is always a tribute to individual personality and style. Full of accessible tips and tricks, Cohler encourages his clients to be true to themselves, revel in what makes them happy, and surround themselves with objects and art that reflect that joy.
 
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Overview

Dubbed “The Mixmaster” for his ability to blend high- and low-end pieces to create rooms that are simultaneously fresh and classic, Eric Cohler’s interior design is always a tribute to individual personality and style. Full of accessible tips and tricks, Cohler encourages his clients to be true to themselves, revel in what makes them happy, and surround themselves with objects and art that reflect that joy.
 
Interspersed among the 160 illustrations of his own work are images of seminal historic interiors, artwork, style icons, and architectural masterpieces that have influenced
Cohler’s designs and encouraged him to look at a space in a new way—and likewise teach readers to define what inspires them and how to incorporate that inspiration into their homes in a meaningful way.
 
Cohler on Design exemplifies how to live well by integrating your personal tastes and passions into your interiors. This lavishly illustrated volume is a visual tour of Cohler’s work, from luxurious penthouses to quaint country homes to glamorous pool-houses; from the bright, clean lines of contemporary design to the rich, intricate detailing of classic architecture. Eric Cohler, a perennial name on Elle Decor’s A-List, translates his extensive education in art and architecture into an uncomplicated, modern approach to interior design. He presents each project not as a merely aspirational fait accompli, but as a real example of a design idea that you can try in your own rooms, whether you’re hanging your collection of original Andy Warhol prints or your child’s finger-paintings. With vivid, dynamic text detailing Cohler’s experiences in the world of interiors, Cohler on Design is a guide to making the fantastic possible, and the commonplace extraordinary.

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"Within a few pages of reading Cohler on Design, it's evident that creative expression is more than a passion for Eric Cohler—it infuses everything he does.... His entire process is broken down in accessible terms that take away the stress of designing an effortlessly elegant home." —Veranda

"Eric Cohler takes readers inside his design process, encouraging them to find their own inspirations and indulge in what they love. Filled with the stylish homes he’s created for his clients, his book is a functional—and entertaining—guide to decorating." —Architectural Digest

"Designer Eric Cohler seamlessly mixes the traditional and the up to date; in his interiors, Old Master-style paintings meet sleek contemporary sculpture and furnishings. His first book, Cohler on Design, features images of the decorator's personal inspirations, from Edith Wharton's country home to Bauhaus buildings, as well as 160 photographs of his projects." —Elle Decor

"Known for crafting exquisite interiors boasting fresh, modern style, Eric Cohler is among the nation's most admired designers.... offering expert tips and advice, Cohler on Design encourages readers to 'define what inspires them and...to incorporate that inspiration into their homes.'" —Lonny

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580933728
  • Publisher: The Monacelli Press
  • Publication date: 11/20/2012
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 814,204
  • Product dimensions: 9.36 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

ERIC COHLER established his own firm in 1991. Since then, House Beautiful has described Cohler as one of the 14 "best of the best" in the "next wave of designers in America," and in June 2010, he was named to Elle Decor's A-List of 30 top U.S. designers working today. He is featured regularly in Veranda, Traditional Home, New York Spaces, and also writes regularly for American Art Collector. Cohler holds an MA in Historic Preservation from Columbia University’s School of Architecture and a Certificate from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. In late 2010, he was named an Ambassador of Creativity and Spirituality to the G20 summit in Seoul, South Korea. In recent years, Cohler has expanded to include product design, such as furniture, rugs, lighting, and fabric—in fact, his Lee Jofa “Tyler Crewel” fabric was selected by the President and Mrs. Obama for the White House family dining room.

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  • Posted December 16, 2012

    COHLER ON DESIGN departs from the usual A-list decorator book fo

    COHLER ON DESIGN departs from the usual A-list decorator book format by including much more personal insights, client anecdotes, and backstory comments. For once, someone has created a design book that is as interesting to read as it is to look at the stunning photos. The addition of historical precedents and photos adds a new dimension to the format, too. This is a book for those who want to know HOW an ideal room is created. Cohler, of course, is famous for popularizing the contemporary-art-with-antique-furniture concept and there are plenty of examples here to show the reader how that's accomplished stylishly. What Mr. Cohler seems to have in spades is good taste... and the ability to tell a good story.

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