Penguin Random House, Inc.
Interior designer Barbara Barry’s work has long been praised for its quiet refinement, soothing palette, and graceful furnishings, as well as for its ravishing tailoring and coloring. In her first book, Barry explores her design philosophy, meditating on the transformative power of beauty. Through a discussion of her principles of good design--simplicity, proportion, and harmony--we discover how to apply these principles to our rooms and to our lives. Through page after page of gorgeous, subtle, feminine interiors, Barry discusses what inspires her and explains why a gracious, well-ordered life is the only one worth living.