Michael Smith Elements of Style

Michael Smith Elements of Style

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by Michael Smith, Diane Dorrans Saeks
     
 

Acclaimed designer Michael Smith has earned a reputation as the thinking celebrity's decorator, with a client list that includes Cindy Crawford, Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg, Dustin Hoffman, and Michelle Pfeiffer. Pairing lush interiors with dynamic insider advice, Michael Smith's Elements of Style beautifully captures the essential building blocks of good

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Acclaimed designer Michael Smith has earned a reputation as the thinking celebrity's decorator, with a client list that includes Cindy Crawford, Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg, Dustin Hoffman, and Michelle Pfeiffer. Pairing lush interiors with dynamic insider advice, Michael Smith's Elements of Style beautifully captures the essential building blocks of good interior design. Smith covers in depth the most common decorating decisions everyone faces: working with color, selecting the right paint, choosing window treatments and floor coverings, creating a luxurious bed, and building a furniture collection over time. Illustrated with stunning color photography, including a dozen homes presented in depth to demonstrate how rooms work alone and together, the book also includes practical sidebars on learning how to buy antiques and attend auctions, how to ready your home for sale, and how to create a house that can evolve over time. This invaluable, idea-filled resource is about polished, fresh design that is both aspirational and attainable.

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Library Journal
These three books feature the works of professional interior designers based in the United States-Drake in New York, Faudree in Tulsa, and Smith in Los Angeles. Drake, inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame, counts among his clients Madonna and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose official residence, Gracie Mansion, is featured here. He discusses the use of color, texture, and light in his decor. Faudree (Charles Faudree's French Country Signature) presents interiors in a cozy, livable, French country style, with antique European furniture and decorative accessories alongside modern pieces. And Smith, whose celebrity clients include Rupert Murdoch and Rob Reiner (whose homes are also depicted) visits more than a dozen of his clients' homes and offers advice on how to work with a designer, where to find antiques, and how to select color, beds, and window treatments. Each book is filled with color photos that depict previous commissions and text that explains the respective designer's approach to d cor. All three are recommended for large interior design collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847827626
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
11/22/2005
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
620,186
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 11.75(h) x 1.00(d)

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