A dean of American decorating offers his most important projects to date, revealing the foundations of his distinctive style. In his latest book, Jeffrey Bilhuber distills thirty years of expertise and creative inspiration designing beautiful and brilliantly modern rooms. Presenting a diverse range of Bilhuber's most recent and important work from around the country, this lavish volume is centered around forty signature statements-pithy and insightful bedrock principles and axioms that have fueled the designer's process, allowing the reader to glean the essence of his masterful approach to decorating. Bilhuber, in bright and rich prose, offers ideas and inspirations such as: What surrounds us must bring us pleasure; Rooms should reveal themselves gradually like a glorious book, and Rooms can be successful but still remain flat-that's when you add horsepower. Featuring projects from city townhouses to rambling country houses in New York City, Palm Beach, Aspen, San Francisco and Seattle, the decorator's optimistic and classically informed point of view encourages readers to embrace their own unique vision to create interiors that are as confident as they are contemporary. illustrious 30 year career, and eager to share the magic behind his method
Since the founding of his eponymous firm, Jeffrey Bilhuber's high-profile clients have entrusted him to bring beauty and comfort into their lives and residences. His work has been published in every major national and international shelter magazine, and he has been a featured guest on a wide variety of television shows, including Charlie Rose, The View, and Conan O'Brien. His successful first book, Jeffrey Bilhuber Design Basics, also by Rizzoli, is now in its fifth printing. Mariska Hargitay is an award-winning actress, best known for her role on NBC's TV drama Law and Order: Special Victims Unit..