Contemporary Home

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Merrell, 2006 - House & Home - 239 pages
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In our fast-paced lives many of us seek a sanctuary of order, calm and comfort in which to relax. This compact book brings together a stunning selection of contemporary interiors, from a coolly minimalist penthouse apartment in London to a Mallorcan retreat employing local materials, and from a clapboard house in New England to a steel-and-glass new-build in Hanover. Such diversity reflects the variety found in contemporary living spaces, yet these interiors share many of the qualities we find most appealing when planning -- or simply imaging -- our own ideal home. The creative yet restrained use of materials, colour, texture and light combine with an attention to detail and quality in these homes to offer the perfect source of inspiration.

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About the author (2006)

Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill is the elder daughter of the 11th Duke of Marlborough, whose family home is Blenheim Palace. Her interest in interior design began when at the age of 16 she traveled to study fine art and languages in Florence and Paris. Later she returned to England to finish her formal studies at the world-famous Inchbald School of Design.
One of the world's leading interior photographers, Andreas von Einsiedel was born in Heidelberg and is now based in the USA for magazine assignments for "House & Garden, Homes & Gardens, Stern, Ambiente, Architektur & Wohnen, Art" magazine and "Madame." The very best names in English interior decorations--Nina Campbell, Colefax & Fowler, John Stefanidis and Laura Ashley--are among her clients.

Johanna Thornycroft is a freelance writer and journalist who regularly contributes design features to newspapers and interiors magazines worldwide.

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