What is modern today? Cutting-edge decoration is about plundering the past and crossing geographical boundaries in order to combine furniture and objects from disparate times and places. This series on interior design focuses on contemporary trends incorporating furnishings from different cultures throughout the world, showing how to achieve authentic atmosphere with just the right touch. Each volume, containing specially photographed interior schemes, demonstrates how to get the look you want by concentrating on the essential elements of design: an understanding of colors, forms, textures, attention to scale and finding the right accessories at affordable prices. A buyer's guide provides a broad range of international sources.