Elsie de Wolfe: The Birth of Modern Interior Design by Penny Sparke. Published by Acanthus, 2005. 373 pages. ISBN 0926494279.
With his fashion background in evidence, Randall Beale has been designing couture interiors since 1992. His spaces function as tailored and dramatic backgrounds for his clients. Neither contemporary nor traditional, his style achieves a perfect balance of the two, achieving timeless sophistication through high-style decoration, architectural detail, and the curatorship of clients’ personal collections. With a repertoire culled from around the world, he has his hands in everything from architecture to decoration to landscaping.