Vintage Remix: The Interiors of Kishani Perera

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Abrams, Jun 1, 2012 - Design - 224 pages
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Interior designer Kishani Perera knows that good design is everywhere and at every price point. Mixing modern with vintage, and retail with custom, her eclectic interiors incorporate pieces from designer showrooms and Etsy alike to create spectacularly layered, vibrant homes. In Vintage Remix, Perera’s striking interiors serve as a guided tour through the stages of design, from deciding when to skimp or splurge to adding the finishing touches and unexpected elements of whimsy. Her mix-and-match philosophy will help readers discover and express their own tastes. Perera takes the intimidation out of blending styles, proving that pairing seemingly opposing pieces can strike a balance that is classically chic.

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“In her new book Vintage Remix: The Interiors of Kishani Perera, the Los Angeles designer proves that ‘eclectic’ does not have to be code for ‘messy’ or ‘absolute disarray.’ The homes she decorates mix high-end furnishings with eBay and Etsy finds, flea market pieces, and mass-market purchases for rooms that reflect an individual's personality with warmth and often a touch of glamour.” —Los Angeles Times


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I'm not sure how the previous reviewer can even comment on a book they haven't purchased, let alone review it negatively, but having actually purchased and read the book myself, I can tell you it is pure eye candy and inspiration!
Vintage Remix is filled with not only unexpected and beautiful design, but also provides insight into the designers thought process and methods. Unlike the typical designers who are extremely formulaic, Kishani mixes bold colors, touches of whimsey, and vintage alongside retail and designer pieces in such a unique way that is not only accessible to someone on a budget, but simply gorgeous!
I've always loved Kishani's work, but seeing her projects in this format, and getting to know more about the way she works, has solidified me as a fan for life. This is definitely my favorite design book, and a well worn copy has sat proudly on my coffee table since the day I purchased it!

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About the author (2012)

Kishani Perera is founder of the L.A.-based design company Kishani Perera Inc. and has worked with many celebrity clients. Her designs have appeared in InStyle, People, and Better Homes & Gardens</I>, among many other publications. She was named a Designer to Watch by Town & Country</I>. In 2011 she opened her first store, Rummage, in Los Angeles. Molly Sims and Gary Oldman are actors and Perera’s longtime clients.

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