For comfortable and stylish interiors, look no further than Nina Campbell, the doyenne of English interior design today. Rooms with sophisticated color combinations, tailored upholstery, whimsical antiques, and unquestionable ease—motifs that are uniquely Campbell’s but that also echo her early influences working with legend John Fowler. Nina Campbell’s almost fifty-year career exemplifies the best of English interior design. Campbell imparts her design wisdom through a biography of her career and recent decorating projects, sharing tips and secrets of the trade. A selection of the designer’s own London residences outlines her experimentations and passions—from pared-back grandeur to bold plays of scale and modern use of texture and color. A survey of Nina’s high-profile commissions completed in the last five years demonstrates how she employs the key principles of her design aesthetic in a variety of contexts, from prestigious addresses in London and New York, a pied-à-terre in Rome, and a retreat in the English countryside to a historic German hotel, a viewing pavilion at the Ascot, and a Los Angeles bedroom suite. The running theme is how Campbell has takenthe tenets of classic English style and uses them to create a style germane to the twenty-first century. This book is for people who love English design, one of the most enduring decorating styles of the past fifty years—traditional interiors with vibrant colors, luxurious textiles, pared-down elegance, and, above all, true comfort. A necessary addition to design libraries on masters of the field.
Her current projects include a large residence on mainland China, a private house for a member of the Jordanian royal family in Amman, a town house in New York, and a country house hotel overlooking Cheltenham race course, and it is this broad range of commissions that makes Nina uniquely qualified to guide the home decorator. Nina Campbell Interiors focuses on introducing all-important detail into the home, whether in the form of texture, color, lighting, art, flowers, or other finishing touches. This book features the private homes of Ninaâ€™s clients, ranging from a city pied-a-terre to a large family home, from a chic apartment to a country bolt-hole, a vast home in Shanghai and a New York brownstone, all designed and decorated to suit a range of lifestyles, but all reflecting Ninaâ€™s infallible eye for detail.
Put a new face on your living space with the help of this lively, anecdotal guide. Acclaimed decorator Nina Campbell shares the trade secrets that have brought her world renown and that can lend a professional touch to anyone's attempt to decorate an interior. 200+ full-color photos.
Elegant wisdom that works for every room in your home
Author: Nina Campbell
Publisher: CICO Books
Category: House & Home
Ninaâ€™s interiors are fashionable, yet they stand the test of time. They are invariably luxurious yet comfortable, practical but elegant, and her client list includes many of todayâ€™s most influential people and establishments. By identifying how you can work on each element, room by room (from kitchens and bathrooms to dining rooms and drawing rooms), and topic by topic (from lighting to window treatments), she shows you how to create similarly beautiful, stylish interiors in your own home. With todayâ€™s return to color and pattern in the home, this book also offers essential advice on choosing and using wallpapers, fabrics, and paint colors. And whether you are re-decorating your whole house, re-vamping a single room, or merely updating one element, such as soft furnishings, Nina offers expertise and inspiration that you wonâ€™t find anywhere else. Nina is also acknowledged as a leading London hostess and here she shares her secrets on decorating for successful entertaining, from laying the table to organizing the room. Nina Campbell Elements of Design is a masterclass on how to create the right mix of contemporary and traditional in your own home, for your family, and your lifestyle.
Nina Campbell, one of Britain's foremost interior designers, has garnered international acclaim for her signature designs--classic and comfortable interiors executed with elegant understatement. In "Nina Campbell's Decorating Notebook," she reveals the trademark touches, the secret sources and techniques, and the methods she uses to create her timeless, sophisticated interiors. Starting from the belief that homes should always reflect the preferences and idiosyncrasies of the families who live in them, Nina Campbell leads home decorators from bare walls to finished room, offering insights into each step of her design process and showing how to apply her design principles in any home. Nina Campbell includes beautiful photographs of homes she has decorated in the United States and Europe, including a luxurious New York City penthouse as well as her own new apartment in London, and provides explanations of the key decorating decisions behind each design. As she guides the home decorator on a tour of these locales, she recounts the challenges inherent within each project and the little tricks that produced sweeping effects, and she demonstrates how to enliven decorative schemes with the smallest of details. To further aid the reader in selecting the perfect elements, Nina Campbell offers options for wonderful windows and wall treatments along with directions for properly selecting each piece, tips for designing the most effective lighting scheme based on a room's structure and style, secrets for choosing the right fabrics and appropriate color schemes, and ideas for positioning furniture in exciting new ways. Nina Campbell also explains how the reader can re-create her signature touch: a stunning focal point in every room. Using her top ten decorating principles, Nina Campbell shows how to make the most out of a home's architectural detailing, and she reveals her favorite style touches, including witty ornaments, sensual cushions and throws, and scented flowers for the bedroom. With the aid of invaluable questionnaires, swatches, and floorplans, she offers countless ideas for personalizing and revitalizing the home with creative solutions for every room. Lavishly illustrated and filled with inspired suggestions, "Nina Campbell's Decorating Notebook" is an indispensable guide for anyone seeking tailor-made home design.
Nina Campbell Decorating Journal is essential for any home decorator. It is a brilliant combination of reference book and practical notebook, allowing you to keep a useful record of your plans for future projects and how you have already decorated your home. Room by room, renowned interior designer Nina Campbell guides you through how to plan and decorate the easy way using handy grids and charts allowing you to attach swatches and list references. This is an indispensable companion to help take the stress out of home improvements.
If you're embarking upon a career in interior design, here's a highly visual overview of the profession, with in-depth material on educational requirements, design specialties, finding a job, and the many directions a career in interior design can take. Featuring informative interviews with working designers, this Second Edition includes updated educational requirements and a list of accredited interior design programs in the United States and Canada.
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Elegant Wisdom That Works for Every Room in Your Home
Author: Nina Campbell
Category: House & Home
Nina Campbell's interiors are luxurious yet comfortable, practical but elegant, and her clients include many of today's most influential individuals and organizations. In this fabulous book, Nina breaks down interior style into its component parts and spotlights each of them in turn. By identifying how you can work on each element, room by room (from Kitchens and bathrooms to dining rooms and drawing rooms) and topic by topic (from lighting to window treatments), she explains how you, too, can create the right mix of traditional and modern in your own home, to suit your family and your lifestyle. - Essential advice on choosing and using wallpapers, fabrics, and paint colors. - House and Garden wrote: "There's no finer ambassador of contemporary British style than Nina Campbell. Put together and what have you got? "Class plus dash." - Inspirational photography by Tim Beddow