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Innovative Interiors
     

Innovative Interiors

by Vinny Lee
 

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Many people use their homes as an outlet for artistic expression -- it's the best place to truly reveal one's individuality, identity, and personal style.

Innovative Interiors provides an in-depth, rarely seen look at some of the more extraordinary, elegant, and sometimes outrageous expressions being made today in home decor. Offering readers intimate

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Many people use their homes as an outlet for artistic expression -- it's the best place to truly reveal one's individuality, identity, and personal style.

Innovative Interiors provides an in-depth, rarely seen look at some of the more extraordinary, elegant, and sometimes outrageous expressions being made today in home decor. Offering readers intimate insights into the real homes of well-known people working in creative industries or the arts (designer apartments, seaside retreats, plush penthouses, and more) this magnificent, full-color collection is a tour of both personal living spaces and the interesting personalities who created them and inhabit them.

Readers will visit the Italian abode of internationally acclaimed shoe designer Patricia Cox, the "Japanese fusion" Parisian home of fashion designer Kenzo, and the converted boathouse of Seattle glassblower Dale Chihuly. Interior styles range from minimal to colorful, contemporary to creative. The homes themselves cover everything from single apartments to cavernous factory spaces and everything in between.

Featuring superb full-color photographs as well as the insights and work of some of the best interior designers working in the field today, Innovative Interiors offers a stunning, engaging, and rarely seen look at homes and other living spaces, all under one roof.

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Publishers Weekly
Lee's latest covers the wildly varying interiors of new homes, 12th-century churches, converted warehouses and rooftop apartments. She's infiltrated the dwelling places of celebrities such as Brazilian fashion designer Carlos Miele, New York fashion designer Betsey Johnson and Italian textile exec Anna Zegna, showing how these design tycoons have matched basics like space, access to daylight and priority of function to customized aspects like character and color. Lee, an editor at London's The Times Magazine, splits her book into four chapters: "classic," "contemporary," "colourful" and "converted." Each section walks readers through 10 homes. Most are sumptuous places, with accent pieces like a shoulder-high sculptural pillar candlestick and showers that have wind traveling through them so the surfaces dry naturally. Still, everyday folk will benefit from some of the ideas, like using blinds that close down to the sill in the evening, giving privacy, but remain open in the upper section to keep the night sky visible. (Apr.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Lee (Mood Indigo; Spiritual Interiors) displays an international collection of contemporary interiors ranging from Sweden to Bali. The homes shown belong to people who are considered innovators in creative fields-including interior designer Tony Baratta, fashion designer Betsy Johnson, and glass artist Dale Gilhuly. The styles of these professionally designed interiors range from classic to contemporary and include colorful country looks. Though lacking any practical advice, this book is recommended for large and academic interior design collections for its inspiring photographs. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823025176
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/05/2003
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.76(w) x 11.24(h) x 0.95(d)

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