As much as I love to write, Wingnuts & Wallpaper Blog (shameless plug), sometimes my ADD just needs a large, coffee table book with beautiful, jaw dropping photos for me to drool over. Well, as luck would have it, I just happened upon the most gorgeous book, replete with the most stunning photography of the works of the world’s most renowned design legends. Oh and bonus! – 100 individually written essays each penned by the designers themselves. What? Yes!
“100 variegated perspectives, each creating a discourse on one subject within the design discipline. Together the texts represent a complete course in interior design.” – interiordesignmasterclass.com
Interior Design Master Class is destined to become a classic reference book to stand the test of time. Edited by Carl Dellatore and published by Rizzoli , the book is 352 pages chock full of the work ,inspiration and essays of the likes of Kelly Wearstler, Thomas Pheasant, Darryl Carter, Barbara Barry, and 96 more insanely talented interior designers.
The book is indeed a master class as the essays aren’t just fluff and weightless filler. They are, instead, a deep reaching and raw exposition of what drives and motivates each artist. Each individual designer’s paradigm is expressed in their own words and their heart and passion practically leaps up from the ink on the paper.
The book is divided into six sections; Theory, Structure, Style, Process, Elements and Inspiration. Kelly Wearstler’s Section is Style and her essay is entitled Glamor. Very apropos. Every contributing designer is placed strategically within as well. Mario Buatta: Exuberance, Thomas O’Brien: Vintage Modern, Bunny Williams: Comfort. Each title deeply reflects the inner core and aesthetic of both the artist and the human being. It’s like being privy to insider secrets and it’s both elucidating and fascinating. And beautiful.
And then there is this:
Photo Credit: kellywearstler.com / Interiordesignmasterclass
“My philosophy and aesthetic are deeply entrenched in trusting my instincts and embracing anomalies. If there is one thing I have never lost in my career, it is my insatiable thirst for newness; my disposition as an artist is one of perpetual romance with the new.” – Kelly Wearstler
Photo Credit: interiordesignmasterclass.com / Anthony Baratta
“Great decorating is powerful. Interiors, from the subtle to the demonstrative , have the ability to change the way we think and the way we feel. And while I appreciate a quiet, understated room, I am happiest in a clever, uninhibited room that is filled with color and patter.” – Anthony Baratta
These are just wee tidbits of the beauty that is contained within this amazing work.
Interior Design Master Class contains some pretty deep and insightful stuff. Not only is it an impressive collection of some of the world’s most beautiful interiors, it is an important source of reference and inspiration. One can just dive and explore the fathoms of what makes these geniuses tick…..or just look at the pretty pictures. Whatever your preference or mood, The Interior Design Master Class is a guaranteed classic and here to stay.