The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles, and Details (Hardcover)
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With a foreword by Miles Redd, this luxurious decorating resource trains the eye to recognize enduring, quality home goods and to use them to dazzling design effect.
Quality matters. Just as a home’s foundation should be built to stand the test of time, so, too, should the furniture, objects, and elements of our rooms speak to an enduring sense of beauty and comfort. They should outlast trends and our loving day-to-day use. But how does one recognize quality and judge whether something is well made?
Christiane Lemieux set out to answer this question by interviewing the world’s greatest experts. Weaving together the insights and guidance of dozens of wallpaper and paint specialists, textile fabricators, accessories artisans, and interior designers, Lemieux has curated an unparalleled education in recognizing the hallmarks of timeless, heirloom-quality pieces. Hundreds of elegant home interiors—both iconic examples from the past and stunning residences today--represent the range of luxurious and customized environments that can be created with fine décor.
About the Author
Named to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, CHRISTIANE LEMIEUX is founder of the lifestyle brand LEMIEUX et CIE. In 1999, Lemieux founded DwellStudio, which was purchased in 2013 by Wayfair, the world’s largest online home furnishings retailer. Lemieux is the author of Undecorate, which published to critical acclaim, and a judge on Ellen’s Design Challenge. A graduate of Parsons School of Design and Queen’s University in Canada, she resides in New York with her husband and two children.
"Chock-full of inspiring interiors—and mini-guides to understanding the most fundamental elements of a great room. From the history of wallpaper to the evolution of a frame, The Finer Things breaks down furniture, textiles and details—and how to incorporate them—to show how good design is truly the sum of its parts. It’s probably a perfect housewarming gift, if such a thing exists." —The New York Times
Christiane Lemieux is an absolute authority on great design. [The Finer Things] is a must-have for any design-loving library. (And boy, does it look good on a coffee table.)" —Rue Magazine