During the week, interior designers select fabulous fabrics, furniture, paint, lighting, and accessories for clients’ homes. On the weekends, they can devote themselves to beautifying their own. Materials and finishes that later appear in commissioned work often appear here first, as designers use the rooms and walls of their residences like a blank canvas for perfecting details and techniques central to their trade.
Michele Keith’s lively, accessible text brings each distinct personality to life, revealing how and why the designers gravitate to styles ranging from firmly traditional to coolly contemporary; how the attributes of each location--setting, proportions, and character--influence design direction, and how designers including Martha Angus, Barclay Butera, Eric Cohler, Andrew Fisher and more choose to spend time in the intensely personal spaces. Each designer’s top five favorite decorating tips encourage all eager to perfect their own homes to begin.