Author(s): Ros Byam Shaw
Farrow & Ball is an iconic British brand and a great British success story. Its paints and wallpapers are used to decorate stylish homes all over the world. Following on from the best-selling Farrow and Ball Living with Colour, this book features a fabulous range of homes, all of which have been 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 are interiors to intrigue and delight, 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, each of the 18 locations is presented as a case study. In addition, spread throughout the three chapters are ten informative Decorating Principles, containing discussion and analysis of a decorating concept that one or more of the locations illustrates particularly well. Highlighting the different effects that can be achieved with colour and pattern, the focus of the Decorating Principles is on enabling the reader to adopt and adapt these concepts and put them into practice in their own home. At the end of the book there is a glossary of Farrow & Ball's versatile neutral colour palettes and information on how to choose the right type of paint. Practical, intriguing, and sometimes surprising, this is a book packed with fresh and excitingly varied interiors, certain to inspire creativity in all home decorators.
Ros Byam Shaw is the author of Perfect English, Perfect English Farmhouse and Farrow & Ball Living with Colour (all Ryland Peters & Small).