(2011) This volume presents the broad scope of her whimsical style, combining the contemporary with classic elegance. Muriel Brandolini’s exceptional taste and unconventional aesthetic have made her a celebrated international interior designer. Format: 9.9 x 1.3 x 12.3 inches , 304 pages
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Her multicultural background - Vietnam, the Caribbean, and France - has influenced her unusual style, which is a mix of exoticism, elegance, and fantasy. Her interiors are marked by a dynamic color sense, bold textures and patterns, and an unusual combination of antique and contemporary furnishings. Beautifully photographed, this look into Brandolini’s sophisticated world includes profiles of select residences-ranging from a seductive apartment marked by a dramatic draped Marie Antoinette-style bed and an entryway embellished with beaded song lyrics, to an airy beach house with a stairwell of hanging embroidered lanterns. Considered a design laboratory, her legendary townhouse is shown in several iterations. Included are such signature details as fabric walls, slipper chairs covered in hand-pieced antique fabrics, found treasures, and Asian-style split bamboo window shades. This avant-garde style setter shows that with an unfettered imagination one can create an alluring home environment.