Rooms: Design and Decoration

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Random House Incorporated, 1988 - Interior decoration - 160 pages
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Introduces the world of interior design as seen through the eyes of a celebrated international designer.

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This book brings together "rooms'' found in dwellings throughout Europe, the eastern United States, and Canada. Although they are all the work of designer Stefanidis, a remarkable variety is evident ... Read full review

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Text by John Stefanidis; 160 pages, 145 color photographs, 8 black and white illustrations
John Stefanidis created his reputation on his notable
capacity for adaptability. In Rooms: Design and Decoration, his first publication, an impressive array of styles, types, and geographies are represented. Ranging in location from the cosmopolitan locales of London and Washington D.C., to a tiny Greek Island and a Midwest American home, Stefanidis consistently demonstrates his ability to orchestrate undeniably creative and seemingly effortless spaces. The book is divided into two sections: entire projects in which rooms are linked decoratively but not functionally, and by rooms that are linked by their purpose but which have been culled from disparate project. This method is ideal for showcasing Stefanidis’s versatility and commitment to preserving a sense of place in each project, whether it is influenced by the romantic 18th century English countryside mixed unexpectedly, yet seamlessly, with a piece of contemporary painting, or the display of the local tradition of hand-knitted crochet blankets presented on a customized, minimalist four poster bed. This book provides a wealth of fresh ideas to anyone who aspires to preserve an autonomous personality or geography while still maintaining a commitment to exquisite taste. carries Rooms: Design and Decoration


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