"Living Traditions: Interiors by Matthew Patrick Smyth ($50, The Monacelli Press) finally launched last week, and I have to say, it was a long time coming. Ever since Matthew started his practice, in 1987, he has been urged by his friends and clients like Gloria Vanderbilt to do a book of his own designs. But Matthew is that rare bird in the design business: a true gentleman with virtually no ego. His work is elegant and understated, and he always leaves enough room for his client’s tastes to shine through." —Wendy Goodman, New York Magazine
Matthew Patrick Smyth opened his eponymous interior design firm in New York City in 1987, after working with David Easton for many years. He designs a collection of fabrics for F. Schumacher and a line of rugs for Patterson, Flynn & Martin. His work is featured regularly in Elle Decor, House Beautiful, House & Garden, Traditional Home, and the New York Times.
I have been fortunate to have the opportunity of knowing Matthew for many years. He is a sensitive and gifted designer who knows how to create gorgeous livable interiors. Read morePublished on November 27, 2012 by DavidScott
What a phenomenally beautiful book in every way. Smyth's interiors are lush and luxurious without ever being overwhelming or uninviting. Read morePublished on June 8, 2011 by Adam Levine
This is an absolutely beautiful book. The designer, Matthew Smyth, uses rich fabrics and the juxtaposition of interesting collections in an unparalleled way. Read morePublished on May 10, 2011 by mrg