Tricia Guild in Town: Contemporary Design for Urban Living

Tricia Guild in Town: Contemporary Design for Urban Living


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Tricia Guild in Town: Contemporary Design for Urban Living by Elspeth Thompson, Tricia Guild

In this groundbreaking and stimulating book, Tricia Guild, the most innovative decorator of her age, turns her attention to life in town. The central theme is her own house in London's Holland Park, which superbly illustrates her new definition of modernity. Taking her inspiration from the ever-changing city, in which old and new co-exist in a series of exciting contrasts, she has made this strong urban mixture part of the very fabric of her home. All the familiar hallmarks are here -- vibrant colour, natural materials, printed fabric, wood, stone, metal and glass -- but recast in a new mould. Her radical transformation of a large Victorian family house did not begin with a ruthless ripping out of its traditional features; nor, of course, has it involved a thoughtless veneration of the past. Instead, an exciting tension between old and new runs through the house like an electric current.

Tricia Guild's approach to life in the city is about much more than mere decorating -- it is part of the general shift in attitudes that is affecting us all as we edge towards the end of the century. The mood in interior design is evolving into something softer, more soulful and much more individual than we have seen in recent years. Making a home is not a matter of what you put on your walls or how you hang your curtains; it is an emotional response to your surroundings and the way you want to live. In this inspirational book Tricia Guild reveals, through visits to her own house and to a variety of other city homes she has decorated or helped to inspire, how her new vision of modern urban living can be adapted to very different spaces, from a family town house to a tiny artisan's cottage, a New York brownstone apartment to a Parisian pied-a-terre, a couple of small, converted flats to the skyline sanctuary of a brand new London loft. With the help of Elspeth Thompson's thoughtful essays and Gilles de Chabaneix's luminous photographs, Tricia Guild in Town has become a blueprint for modern urban living.

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ISBN-13: 9780847819775
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication date: 09/15/1996
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 9.64(w) x 12.15(h) x 1.07(d)

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