Offering historical background to the development of the luxury real-estate market, this book features twenty fabulous residences, from French country house to downtown New York loft and London pied-a-terre, from Moroccan oasis to Florida oceanfront estate and Bahamian island home. It indicates dos and don'ts of investing in luxury property.
Tim Gosling is a British interior designer with an reputation for designing interiors and crafted furniture for a range of public and private clients. This book showcases Gosling's work and gives the historical context for his designs, with archive drawings and photographs of the work of architects and designers whose work he admires.
The design revolutions of the early 20th century were woven into the very fabric of the carpets and rugs of that era. This book charts the evolution of carpet design out of the floral effusions of the Victorian salons and into the angular elegance of Art Deco and bold abstraction of Modernism popularized by the machine age.
Featuring fifty notable interior and product designers from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland, this publication celebrates the impact of contemporary Nordic style on interiors, furnishings and product design.
Surface decoration has always played a fundamental role in Islamic architecture. This book offers an overview of Islamic architecture. Dealing with techniques, it considers the materials most often used as well as the expertise of the builders and Muslim decorative artists, and explores themes in Islamic ornamentation.