Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century (Black Edition)Phaidon Editors, with an introduction by William Norwich

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The acclaimed and stunning collection of the best living spaces created and commissioned by the most influential people in interior design

Phaidon's much-lauded Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century is the ultimate global celebration of residential interior design and decorating. With 400 rooms organized by designer from A-Z, the book goes beyond decorators, designers, and architects to highlight exquisite interiors designed by fashion designers, artists, style icons, and film stars, each of whom has made a unique contribution to the world of interior design.

Ranging from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day, the book features everything from chateaux, town houses, and penthouses to desert ranches, beach houses, and tiny apartments in more than 25 countries. This is the essential inspirational source book for design aficionados, anyone who is interested in beautiful rooms, and for everyone who cares about the spaces in which they live.

Features the 'greats' of interior design, such as Elsie de Wolfe, Billy Baldwin, and Colefax & Fowler, alongside contemporary stars such as Anouska Hempel, Kelly Hoppen, and Karim Rashid. Fashion designer's homes featured include those of Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, and Calvin Klein.

Artists' and art collectors' homes include those of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Donald Judd, Georgia O'Keeffe, Cy Twombly, and Peggy Guggenheim. Includes stunning rooms designed or commissioned by Jennifer Aniston, Meg Ryan, Anjelica Huston, Madonna, Gloria Vanderbilt, Nelson Rockefeller, and Jacqueline Kennedy.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 290 × 250 mm (11 3/8 × 9 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 448 pp
  • Illustrations: 400 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838665883

Phaidon Editors

William Norwich is a New York based interior design and fashion editor and journalist formerly of Vogue and The New York Times.

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'Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century is a 400-page compendium of the most spectacular spaces of the 20th century, organized not by date of completion or location, but in alphabetical order, giving the volume an encyclopedic authority-and the reader a sense of freedom and discovery.' - Dwell Online

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