“…an educated look at the five basic color families and demonstrates how to use color and pattern to create interesting, dramatic, and personalized interiors. Showcasing memorable interiors all over the globe…the book is as much a travelogue as a design tome…Guild takes the guesswork out of the hardest—most important elements of interior design.” –Array
Tricia Guild: Decorating with Colorby Tricia Guild
One of the world’s foremost interior designers focuses on color and its use in creating truly evocative personal interiors. For forty years, Tricia Guild has set the pace with her acclaimed interiors and up-to-the-minute collections of fabrics, wallpapers, and furnishings. She is celebrated for her extraordinary gift for combining bold patterns, chinoiserie, and Indian influences with contemporary lines and an impeccable sense of color that has made her one of the most sought-after interior designers today. Here, she shares her systematic approach to understanding and working with color, pattern, and texture, exploring themes that shape and inspire her stylish and sensuous yet playful sensibility. She begins by defining her notion of five basic color families and then demonstrates how to use color and pattern with impact and confidence to create glamorous, dramatic environments. With a knack for beautiful and dramatic spaces that do not sacrifice comfort, Tricia Guild shares her years of experience in creating memorable living spaces. Examples from her own acclaimed designs coupled with stunning original photography of real-world examples from all over the globe—from contemporary London lofts to coastal New England cottages and California Wine Country estates—complements a text rich in insight from the designer’s perspective.
Guild, the founder of international home and lifestyles company Designers Guild and author of numerous titles on design and color (Tricia Guild on Color; Think Color: Rooms To Live In), focuses here on using color in residential interiors. There are close to 400 photographs grouped by color, displaying bedrooms, living rooms, hallways, artists' studios, and more. In addition, interspersed throughout are images of nature, textiles, buildings, paintings, and fashion, which serve as inspiration boards, a feature not seen in Guild's other books. VERDICT This volume will give amateurs and professionals a wealth of ideas for their own homes and commissions.
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Meet the Author
Tricia Guild founded her London firm, Designers Guild, in 1970 and has achieved international acclaim for innovative fabrics, wallpapers, and home furnishings. She is the author of many bestselling books, including Tricia Guild Pattern and Tricia Guild: Colors, Patterns, and Space.
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