About the author
William Yeoward has a worldwide reputation for his trademark table settings and stunning ranges of tableware and collections for the home. He has shops in London and New York and lectures on design throughout the United States, and his work is featured regularly in magazines such as Town and Country and Elle Décor (for whom he is a contributing editor). His previous books include William Yeoward on Entertaining, The Perfect Host and William Yeoward At Home. The author is based between London and Gloucestershire.
Whether relaxing in front of log fires in winter, working tirelessly in the garden in summer, or entertaining his friends in country or city, William Yeoward’s interiors are truly beautiful and wonderfully welcoming to all. The first chapter, Country Rooms for Living, features William’s weekend retreat, set deep in the Cotswold countryside. Originally an old stone village schoolhouse with an adjoining cottage for the schoolmistress, William has rearranged the rooms to create an atmosphere of unique charm. The second chapter, The Guest Cottage, shows the neighboring cottage where William’s friends can enjoy his hospitality in the spaces that have been carefully decorated to reflect his passion for color, proportion, and style. Country Entertaining focuses on life lived outdoors, in the idyllic flower garden, the summerhouse, and the vegetable plot, which provides delicious ingredients for his kitchen. City Living moves us to London and William’s city apartment. This is where he combines a hectic working life with hosting formal dinners in the dining room and relaxed evenings playing cards and backgammon. This is William’s third book and it is the most personal, revealing two very different homes—a country cottage where comfort is key and a contemporary city apartment. The settings may differ, but his signature style and vision of the interiors he creates reign supreme throughout.