Hawaii a Sense of Place: Island Interior Design

Overview

If you think Hawaiian interiors begin and end with floral patterns and a little rattan, think again. Hawai'i's best designed rooms exude warmth and comfort while protecting privacy and giving artistic expression to their inhabitants.

First in every Islander's mind is a love of their natural surroundings and a desire to connect to the environment. Situated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Hawai'i has for centuries been inspired by the ...

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Overview

If you think Hawaiian interiors begin and end with floral patterns and a little rattan, think again. Hawai'i's best designed rooms exude warmth and comfort while protecting privacy and giving artistic expression to their inhabitants.

First in every Islander's mind is a love of their natural surroundings and a desire to connect to the environment. Situated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Hawai'i has for centuries been inspired by the cultures of the Pacific Rim, influenced by both Asia and the United States.

Hawai'i's leading interior designer, Mary Philpotts McGrath, shows you how to get an easy, stylish Island look. Peek inside the homes of many of her firm's clients and her good friends. She shows that Hawaiian design is timeless, with a connection to place that transcends fads and fashions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566477390
  • Publisher: Mutual Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,429,626
  • Product dimensions: 10.52 (w) x 12.46 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Philpotts McGrath, one of the Islands'foremost interior designers, has a style readily recognized for its richness of materials and connection to the Hawaiian environment. Whether a luxury resort on one of the Neighbor Islands or a hilltop home in Honolulu, the designs of Philpotts & Associates always remind you where you are.

Philpotts McGrath's highprofile projects include the Hawai'i Convention Center, luxury resort hotels, and private homes throughout Hawai'i and Southeast Asia. She's active in many civic and community organizations: The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Friends of Washington Place, Friends of 'lolani Palace, the Mayor's Advisory Committee for Historic Preservation, the Downtown Task Force on Homelessness, and the Daughters of Hawai'i. Philpotts's designed spaces have been featured in publications such as Honolulu Magazine, Architectural Digest, Metropolitan Home, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

David Duncan Livingston has nearly twenty years of experience as a professional photographer of interiors, and is a former interior designer himself. His photographs of interiors, gardens and food have been featured in numerous books and magazines including The New City Home, Home, and San Francisco Style.

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