From Publishers Weekly
Furniture designers Gold and Williams's take on home decorating melds contemporary elements with classic design, emphasizing warmth without sacrificing style. The authors fully understand that well-made furniture is an investment, and steer readers toward classic pieces that never look out of place. Using items from their collection, they clearly and succinctly illustrate how to change the look and feel of a room on a budget by rearranging pieces, employing mirrors and slipcovers and balancing a room "in terms of 'layers.' " With an eye toward collecting pieces, as opposed to furnishing a room top-to-bottom, Gold and Williams teach readers how they can evolve their own personal style. What could have come across as a tacky advertisement is handled subtly: they refrain from using product names, tucking a short, tasteful company pitch into the final chapter. They even offer tips for flea market shopping, complete with a list of their favorite haunts. Their eye-catching and user-friendly approach to decorating makes Gold and Williams's book a fine, fresh and practical resource for basic room design.
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About the Author
Since 1989, Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams have been on a mission to make people comfortable. The talented duo co-founded the trendsetting home-furnishings company, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, which offers upholstery casegoods, lighting, rugs, and accessories, all designed for relaxed living. You've seen their furnishings in virtually every national home magazine; on the sets of Sex & the City, Friends,
and The Apprentice
; and in hotels such as W and Ritz-Carlton. Consumers know them from their award-winning national ads, which also feature beloved company mascot and English bulldog Lulu. Their furnishings are available nationwide in licensed Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams stores; chains including Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Bloomingdales, and Williams-Sonoma Home; and top independent specialty retailers. Mitchell and Bob are also known for their dedication to equality in the workplace and society. And they count among their proudest moments opening the first onsite daycare center in the residential furniture industry at their North Carolina factory. The way they see it, it's all part of the comfort.