Made to Order
Publication Date: October 19, 2010
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Clean and simple design coupled with an embrace of color, beautifully crafted millwork, and environmentally friendly materials are hallmarks of the work of Campion Platt.
Every project is firmly rooted in the belief that handcrafting a home of one’s own should be a pleasure, and that an individualized, intensely personal interior can be achieved on any budget when an honest conversation is opened with a designer, or yourself, about what is most important in a home, and that this process will yield achievable, comfortable results. To that end, his firm creates spaces that are bespoke on many levels—each residence and all of its furnishings are literally made to order.
This lavish color presentation of over 200 images showcases the results of this unique approach in eighteen projects that range in size and location from demure city pied-à-terres to chic lofts and grand country estates. Conversational, engaging commentary and original sketches from the designer’s portfolio reveal his creative process, explain the inspiration from which each space’s theme is derived, disclose his most valuable tips, and explain how his experience has informed the creation of his own custom furniture, fabric, and carpet lines.
I discovered that Campion was almost obsessively concerned with fabrics and finishes, which resulted in a very visually rich environment.
Campion Platt is principal of the award-winning New York interior design firm of the same name, founded in 1990, that has become a leader in boutique hotel design and is renowned for its highly customized interiors. Architectural Digest has named him to its AD100 list of top designers, and New York Magazine pronounced him one of “The City’s Best Architects and Decorators.” His work is featured regularly in Elle Décor, Esquire, Gotham, Travel + Leisure, Wallpaper, and other leading design magazines.
Jay McInerney is the author of Bright Lights, Big City and, most recently, How It Ended.
"It's a book that's spare and sumptuous at once . . . It is, as McInerney wrote in his foreword to 'Made to Order,' a matter of 'modernism with soul.'"
—Architects + Artisans
"Platt’s accompanying essays include plenty of practical design advice."
—Palm Beach Daily News
"For the latest home makeover trends check out the new design book by architect Campion Platt."
—Karen Mills Interior Design Blog