This beautifully illustrated atlas of design a virtual travel book for the house, each chapter offering a new geographic experience and suggesting recipes for elegant living, fusing ideas from many different cultures into eclectic, exciting, and unique home interiors.
People and places, architecture and landscape, are juxtaposed with the ways in which ideas taken from these many compass points can be applied to our own living spaces. Every page celebrates the constantly alluring idea of discovering and blending flavors and ideas from around the globe. Continually emphasizing style through diversity--one of today's hottest trends in interior design--the book suggests myriad ways to combine influences, colors, fabric, art, and objects from diverse cultures and bring them together cohesively and with high style. Ideas are drawn from all areas of the world, including spots as vastly different from one another as the exotic Orient, cosmopolitan Manhattan, Africa, Western Europe, and ancient Incan culture.