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Dwellings: Living with Great Style Hardcover – September, 2003
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"Here is not simply design guidance but design wisdom, tested and proven throughout the duo's 20-plus-year career." -- Architectural Digest, September 2004
About the Author
Stephen Sills and James Huniford are two of today's most acclaimed interior designers, whose clients include Linda Wells, Jane Pratt, and Anna Wintour. Their firm was recently included in New York magazine's Top 100 Architects & Decorators and their work appears regularly in Architectural Digest, House and Garden, and World of Interiors.
Michael Boodro was a features editor for House and Garden and then spent 11 years as a features, then arts, editor at Vogue. He later served as editor-in chief for Garden Design. He is currently an editor for the style section of the New York Times Magazine, and recently had articles in House Beautiful and Elle Decor.
Top customer reviews
I'm a serious, but self-taught amateur decorator, and I've found that books by the truly top designers are worth studying because they present a photographic record of all the work by one designer (or in this case two designers).
As I've studied the photos in these kinds of books, I've learned to identify the common themes that emerge in one particular designer's style. I've also learn which themes run across the work of many top designers. This knowledge, which you just don't get from a magazine, has made the interiors I design for myself far more sophisticated and professional.
I've had this book for about a month and have paged through it almost a dozen times. Last week while I was gazing at a photo of one particularly striking room, I figured out the perfect display of objects for my coffee table, a solution that had eluded me for a year.
The objects I selected were very different from the ones in the photo, but I never would have thought of them had I not been looking at this book. Surprisingly, getting the coffee table right has made the entire room, which had always seemed to lack someting, come alive. The best part is I didn't spend a penny because I already owned every object I used.
My hunch is that if Huniford and Sills had been in the room with me, they would have suggested the very same items. I'm certain they would approve of what I did because I feel like I've "picked their brains." If you'd like to pick the brains of two of the country's leading designers, you'll find this book to be well worth its modest price.
If you are in the business or decorating is your passion, it is perfect. I got it for my friend who is a decorator and he loved it.