About the author
Ros Byam Shaw writes on design and interiors for House & Garden and the Telegraph, among others. She is the author of Perfect English, Interiors by Design, and Old House New Home (all Ryland Peters & Small). Perfect English was selected by the editor of House & Garden as one of the top ten interiors books available.
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Following on from the best-selling Farrow & Ball Living with Colour, this exciting new book features a fabulous range of homes, all specially photographed for the book. Whether an Italian palazzo, a converted factory in Paris, the attic of an Amsterdam canal house, or a family home in Southern Germany, these interiors are full of fresh ideas and clever ways to use paint and wallpaper. The book is divided into three main chapters: Classical, Country, and Contemporary. Under these headings, 18 varied locations are presented as case studies. In addition, spread throughout are ten informative Decorating Principles, containing discussion and analysis of different decorating concepts and enabling the reader to put them into practice in their own home. At the end of the book there is a glossary of Farrow & Ball’s immensely popular neutral color palettes and information on choosing the right type of paint. Practical, intriguing and sometimes surprising, this is a book certain to inspire creativity in all home decorators.