You don’t need Ikea… This coffee-table book is going to inspire you and help you create an eclectic home.
Andrew Martin Interior Design Review Vol.25 – The Definitive Guide to the World’s Top 100 Designers, published by TeNeues (www.teneues.comThe following showcases current decorating trends around the globe:
This lavishly illustrated tome features over 1,000 photos. The book was edited and compiled by Andrew Martin Interior Design, which Martin Waller founded in 1978.
This 25th anniversary edition of the book features projects that range from pink Parisian apartments to rustic hotels in China’s Yunnan Province and futuristic offices in Moscow. Waller features Thomas Jayne from the Jayne Design Studio in New York, who is the recipient of the annual Designer of the Year award.
TeNeues is the Publisher: “Vintage, modern? Ornate luxury or elegant minimalism? Scandi style or neon art? Whatever is trendy and the dernier cri in the world of interiors, you’ll see it in the pages of the annual Andrew Martin Interior Design Review.
This coffee table book, richly illustrated with countless illustrations, will inspire you and your creativity. Here are some examples of some of the most beautiful images in this book…
This is Geraldine B. Prieur’s eclectic Parisian house, which she launched in 2012 with Rouge Absolu Interior Architecture. Waller states that Prieur’s business specializes in luxury interior design and architecture in France, as well as international, for residential, hotels, and private aircraft. According to the book, Prier has designed ‘a luxurious villa in Hamptons and magical scenography in London for a luxury French brand. Waller says that Prieur has his own design philosophy.
Marc Hertrich of Studio Mhna Paris was tasked with the renovation of Club Med Alpe d’Huez (French Alps). The stylish indoor swimming pool they created is shown in the picture. Waller says that the studio has been designing projects for over 30 years, combining functionality with aesthetics, fantasy and luxury, as well as poetry and poetics. Studio Mhna is currently working on the Constance Halaveli spa and resort in the Maldives. It also has a luxurious residential project in Geneva and the renovation of Chateau De Frefosse, France. Waller is told by the design team that listening and creativity are two of their key elements.
LEFT: The striking room pictured was designed by Frankie Fan of D+ Design Office, a design firm based in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Chengdu. Waller revealed that D+Design is a specialist in commercial and residential space. According to Waller, the ongoing projects of D+Design include an “ice-and-snow kingdom in Hangzhou”, an exhibition centre in Wuhan for Corporate Avenue 1 and Beijing Li Palace villa. Waller says Fan’s design philosophy is based on a’symbiosis of space, city and ecology with community’. Right: Bodu Resort Hotel, Yunnan. Zhang Can and Li Wenting, both of CSD Design Chengdu, designed the hotel’s look. According to the book, CSD Design in Chengdu is renowned for its design work with resort hotels and cultural creative spaces. Waller states that the agency’s projects are driven by unique spaces and ideological experiences.
The spa at Chileno Bay Golf and Beach Club, Cabo San Lucas in Mexico is shown. The spa was created by Rebecca Buchan, Denton House Design Studio. She is located in Salt Lake City. Waller shares the design philosophy of Buchan, whose motto is “Luxury designed to be lived in”. Waller explains Denton House as a prestigious interdisciplinary global design company with over I00 employees, additional offices in New York and Las Vegas and Hawaii. Denton House’s signature designs have been created for global clients over the past 25 years. Current projects include planning and developing a new luxury community in Wasatch Mountain, as well as interiors to several custom homes in Cabo, San Lucas, Hawaii and Deer Valley.
This is Moscow’s sophisticated “Studio of Oriental Practices”. Ekaterina Yakovenko was the interior designer and decorator for JP Interior Design in Moscow. Yakovenko describes her design style as ‘light, ornamental, and individual. Waller said that JP Interior Design excels at providing unique solutions. They are currently working on a luxurious apartment in Malaga. This private residence has contemporary Art Deco interiors. There is also a terrace with pool located on the Agalarov estate.
Pictured is a commercial office space in Tokyo that was dreamt up by Tomoko Ikegai of the Tokyo-based design studio Ikg Inc. Waller says: ‘Established in 2006, Ikg is known for its comprehensive design services and highly tailored spaces. Tomoko Ikegai is not just a talented designer but also a highly respected creative director who works on major developments that are based on solid branding concepts. Waller says that the Japanese designer believes in a ‘value that lasts.’ Her recent projects are the lobby of the new headquarters of a trading firm, as well the common area lobby, lounge, showrooms, and lounge at a condo in Nishiazabu. She also did two luxury renovations to condominiums in Tokyo.
LEFT: This photo shows Moscow’s extraordinary Dominion Office Building as it was designed by Kar Ha Ho, London-based Zaha Hadid Architects. Waller wrote that ZHA works with top-tier clients and has created a portfolio of outstanding projects. Waller says that the firm’s architectural design philosophy is focused on creating ‘optically rich interiors that encourage perception and encourage exploration. Waller said that participation encourages visitors to feel a sense of belonging as they engage with the surrounding architecture. RIGHT: Mary Douglas Drysdale designed this colour-pop bedroom for a showhouse in McLean, Virginia. Drysdale Design Associates, a Washington DC-based interior design firm founded by Drysdale Design. Waller says Drysdale is an architectural interiors firm with expertise in historic and contemporary architecture, decoration, and art placement. Waller adds that Drysdale is motivated by creating functional and beautiful interiors for clients.
Behold the charming living room in Wattles Mansion, Los Angeles, as imagined by Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design in 2017. Waller describes Ron Woodson, a design team led by Jaime Rummerfield as “respected tastemakers specialising on residential and commercial interiors that combine history, heritage, and opulence to a discerning customerele”. According to the author, Woodson and Rummerfield embody modern opulence. According to the book, their latest works include a historic preservation residence in Hollywood by Richard Neutra (master architect), a large family house in Atherton in California and historical estates in Los Feliz & Beverly Hills in California.