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For award-winning interior designer Mariette Himes Gomez, every project is a voyage of self-discovery

Refined simplicity, thoughtful attention to detail, and a clear architectural design — these are the hallmarks of Mariette's style. Filled with breathtaking photography, Rooms is a guided tour of the designs that have made Mariette one of the most respected and sought-after tastemasters in the country. Peek behind the scenes as she divulges the secrets of the trade that will help you transform your own home from the everyday to the extraordinary.

Designing a room involves balancing the ideal and the real, discovering a happy medium between what you imagine and what exists. From evaluating the core architectural structure — or "shell" — of a room, to selecting colors and arranging furniture, to picking out and placing the final artistic touches, Mariette shares all of the techniques and information you'll need to create Rooms of elegance and distinction.

What colors and patterns will work with a room's architecture? How can you visually turn two Rooms into one — and vice versa? How is art different from décor? How big a sofa will a room tolerate? Mariette answers these questions and more with sage advice and an easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach. She shares the experience of renovating her own homes — one, a house in the country, the other, an apartment in the city — and the many homes around the country that bear her unique signature.

Whether you are decorating a loft apartment, summer cottage, or home in the suburbs, Rooms will help you strike the balance between beautiful and practical, lavish and livable.

Synopsis:

For award-winning interior designer Mariette Himes Gomez, every project is a voyage of self-discovery

Refined simplicity, thoughtful attention to detail, and a clear architectural design — these are the hallmarks of Mariette's style. Filled with breathtaking photography, Rooms is a guided tour of the designs that have made Mariette one of the most respected and sought-after tastemasters in the country. Peek behind the scenes as she divulges the secrets of the trade that will help you transform your own home from the everyday to the extraordinary.

Designing a room involves balancing the ideal and the real, discovering a happy medium between what you imagine and what exists. From evaluating the core architectural structure — or "shell" — of a room, to selecting colors and arranging furniture, to picking out and placing the final artistic touches, Mariette shares all of the techniques and information you'll need to create Rooms of elegance and distinction.

What colors and patterns will work with a room's architecture? How can you visually turn two Rooms into one — and vice versa? How is art different from décor? How big a sofa will a room tolerate? Mariette answers these questions and more with sage advice and an easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach. She shares the experience of renovating her own homes — one, a house in the country, the other, an apartment in the city — and the many homes around the country that bear her unique signature.

Whether you are decorating a loft apartment, summer cottage, or home in the suburbs, Rooms will help you strike the balance between beautiful and practical, lavish and livable.

Synopsis:

An interior designer known for her refined simplicity, clean lines, and clear architectural definition shows how to make any room useful and comfortable--as well as tasteful and refined. Color photos throughout.

About the Author

Mariette Himes Gomez is one of Architectural Digest's Top 100 Decorators Worldwide. She was named Best of the Best as one of America's Top 10 Masters by House Beautifuland in 1994 was inducted into Metropolitan Home's Hall of Fame and the Interior Design Hall of Fame. An alumna of the Rhode Island School of Design and the New York School of Interior Design, she opened her own Manhattan firm, Gomez Associates, in 1975. Her retail showroom, The Shop in New York City, has become an important resource for the design community. She lives in New York City and on Long Island.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060083700
Subtitle:
Creating Luxurious, Livable Spaces
Author:
Gomez, Mariette Hime
Author:
by Mariette Himes Gomez
Author:
Gomez, Mariette Himes
Author:
Himes Gomez, Mariette
Publisher:
Harper Design
Location:
New York
Subject:
Decorating
Subject:
Interior decoration
Subject:
Decoration & Ornament
Subject:
Decorating - General
Subject:
Interior Design - General
Subject:
Home Construction-Decorating by Room
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Design
Series Volume:
107-244
Publication Date:
20030708
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 0.25 in 39.68 oz

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For award-winning interior designer Mariette Himes Gomez, every project is a voyage of self-discovery

Refined simplicity, thoughtful attention to detail, and a clear architectural design — these are the hallmarks of Mariette's style. Filled with breathtaking photography, Rooms is a guided tour of the designs that have made Mariette one of the most respected and sought-after tastemasters in the country. Peek behind the scenes as she divulges the secrets of the trade that will help you transform your own home from the everyday to the extraordinary.

Designing a room involves balancing the ideal and the real, discovering a happy medium between what you imagine and what exists. From evaluating the core architectural structure — or "shell" — of a room, to selecting colors and arranging furniture, to picking out and placing the final artistic touches, Mariette shares all of the techniques and information you'll need to create Rooms of elegance and distinction.

What colors and patterns will work with a room's architecture? How can you visually turn two Rooms into one — and vice versa? How is art different from décor? How big a sofa will a room tolerate? Mariette answers these questions and more with sage advice and an easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach. She shares the experience of renovating her own homes — one, a house in the country, the other, an apartment in the city — and the many homes around the country that bear her unique signature.

Whether you are decorating a loft apartment, summer cottage, or home in the suburbs, Rooms will help you strike the balance between beautiful and practical, lavish and livable.

"Synopsis" by , An interior designer known for her refined simplicity, clean lines, and clear architectural definition shows how to make any room useful and comfortable--as well as tasteful and refined. Color photos throughout.

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