Decorating in Detail
By Alexa Hampton
(Potter Style, Hardcover, 9780307956859, 256pp.)
Publication Date: November 5, 2013
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The celebrated designer and author of The Language of Interior Design takes readers deeply into her process of selecting the details for elegant, classic homes with inviting living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, kitchens, and other spaces.
In her first book, Alexa Hampton shared the basics of interior design--Contrast, Proportion, Color, and Balance--to rave reviews from readers and the media. In Decorating in Detail, Alexa shares the development process for eight elegant homes in locations from New York City to New Orleans. Walking readers through each room, she describes how she and the homeowners chose all of the elements, from textures to fabrics to furniture.
Sidebars on the best placement for lamps, outlets, and more (inspired by her popular Wall Street Journal "Where-to" column) and Sharpie drawings that show how she visualized the room's transformations help the reader build an unprecedented understanding of interior home design as a whole.
ALEXA HAMPTON has been president of Mark Hampton, LLC, her iconic father's interior design company, since 1998. She has been named one of Architectural Digest's AD100 top interior designers every year since 2002 and has been included in House Beautiful's list of America's 100 Best Designers every year since 1999. The creator of the recurring "Where-to" feature for the Wall Street Journal, she is also the designer of a growing stable of eponymous licensed products for the home, a frequent keynote speaker at design events and conferences, and a member of the board of the New York School of Interior Design. In 2012, she became the first female designer to win the International Market Centers' Design Icon Award. She lives in New York City with her husband and children.