Beautiful images, interviews with experts, an overview of well-known designers and tips on how to recognise and buy high-quality materials and furniture. The Finer Things is an ode to quality in which interior designer and entrepreneur Christiane Lemieux introduces you to iconic designs from the past and shows you the timeless power of customisation. This book is not only informative and inspiring, but with its luxurious, golden cover it is also an exclusive piece of decoration for your interior.
The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles, and Details (Clarkson Potter)
In the introduction, Christiane Lemieux writes the following: " Quality in what we live with affects the quality of our lives. And we all deserve to live beautifully.” However, judging and recognising quality is not always the easiest thing in the world. And the cost of something is not an absolute reference point. The author therefore entered into discussions with historians, curators, craftsmen, manufacturers, industrial designers and interior designers. Quality has, of course, a special place in their hearts and they explain that it is something to strive for and to invest in.
The foreword was written by Miles Redd, who not only has his own interior design agency, but was also the creative director of Oscar de la Renta Home for ten years. He obviously has a very good eye for quality and the luxurious details that truly finish a room. He calls this publication a 'love letter to decorating' and that really sounds like something we need in our lives. The book is split up in the capters ‘walls’, ‘floors’, ‘furniture’, ‘textiles’ and ‘accessories’ (lighting, ceramics, glass). With this manual you can turn every aspect of your interior into something that will be difficult not to fall in love with.
“We all deserve to live beautifully.”
Furthermore, this publication is also an extremely inspiring reference book with beautiful images that makes us dream away and motivates us to go ahead and make some quality adjustments to our interior.
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