David Linley, the son of England's Princess Margaret and photographer Lord Snowdon, has achieved international renown as a designer of fine wood furniture and accessories that reinterpret and transform traditional styles in a refreshingly modern way. The author of two previous Abrams books, Classical Furniture and Extraordinary Furniture, he now expands his vista to look at the aesthetic of entire rooms, showing how a wide range of traditional influences can be blended to create new, visually exciting, yet harmonious interiors.
The entertaining text traces a journey through the home, from the entrance through living, dining, and cooking areas to rooms devoted to work, recreation, rest, and the bath. Each chapter offers creative ways in which these spaces may be adapted to suit their owners' style and the practicalities of modern-day living. The stunning, specially commissioned photographs, which include pictures of Linley's own homes and those of some of his famous clients, reflect his eclectic tastes and his appreciation of the unusual.
DAVID LINLEY founded David Linley Furniture Ltd., now David Linley & Company, in 1985 and currently sells a wide range of furniture and accessories in his flagship London shop and 12 outlets in the United States. Viscount Linley studied at Bedales, a school renowned for its emphasis on arts and crafts, and at Parnham House School for Craftsmen in Wood. Linley is the author of Abrams' Classical Furniture and Extraordinary Furniture.
300 illustrations in full color, 97/8 x 111/2"