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Keep it simple, use natural materials, involve the surrounding landscape, mix traditional with innovation, and finish with a touch of surprise. These principles of decoration are beautifully realized in this lavish and visual book of contemporary interior design. With expertise from their renowned design consultancy, the authors share coveted secrets on creating timeless and fresh interiors. Chapters are organized by home activity—entering, sitting, dining, cooking, working, sleeping, bathing, and relaxing. Each page takes you into the decisions and dramas of interior design, from conflicting preliminary sketch ideas to paint and furniture choices. More than 130 stunning photographs accompany stories of how designers conceive, plan, and transform interior spaces into areas of inspiration and serenity.


Janne Faulkner is the author of Inside: Australian Interiors and The Making of a House. She is also the founder of Nexus Design, an interior design consultancy, and is regarded as one of the most talented designers in Australia. Harley Anstee is a partner at Nexus Design. Her distinctive use of color and knowledge of contemporary furniture is widely recognized. Sonia Simpfendorfer is also a partner at Nexus Design. She is known for her interior planning skills and commitment to the principles of good design.