Published: November 13, 2001
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0609604724
ISBN - 13: 9780609604724
From the Publisher
"There are those who spend lifetimes in houses that have nothing to
do with who they really are. They may be perfectly designed, yet if
they fail to reflect the personalities of the people who live in
them, the very essence of intimacy is missing and this absence is
-From "a window inside"
One of the most influential designers working in America today,
Rose Tarlow knows that creating a truly beautiful room is as much
an emotional matter as it is one of color, light, fabric, and
furniture. In The Private House, she offers
insights into the mind of a master designer-as well as a glimpse
into some of the extraordinary homes she's decorated.
Drawing upon her wealth of experience as an antiquaire and a
designer, Ms. Tarlow discusses and illustrates simple principles of
creative design that are appropriate to any home. Always arrange
your comfortable, upholstered furniture first, she writes; pay
special attention to how light affects your spaces; and use carpets
as background only, never as the focus of a room.
With chapters on lighting, fabrics, color, and intimate spaces, Ms.
Tarlow encourages readers to plan and decorate each area of their
house with elegance and personal style, covering all the essential
elements of design-including the emotional ones. The result should
be a house that welcomes family and friends, one that enhances our
quality of life.
About the Author
Rose Tarlow is a nationally recognized antiquaire, furniture and
fabric designer, and interior designer whose work has been featured
in many magazines, including Architectural Digest, The
New Yorker, Town & Country, House
Beautiful, the New York Times, House & Garden, Elle
Décor, W, Veranda, and Casa Vogue. Her company, Rose
Tarlow-Melrose House, is based in Los Angeles. Her furniture and
fabrics are featured in fourteen additional satellite locations
throughout the country. When her schedule allows, Ms. Tarlow
teaches at UCLA's School of Interior Design; this book is a
personal summary of what she teaches in her class.