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.