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This first book on the famed designer, renowned for rooms with bold color palettes, strongly graphic style contrasts, multicultural allusions, and stylish innovations, is a sweeping survey of his fifty-year career.
Ever since Tom Britt opened his New York–based firm in 1964, he has been creating dramatic environments for his high-profile clients on multiple continents. His masterful design palette, with a wonderfully exotic slant, includes plush upholstered furniture, boldly patterned carpets, seductive lighting, and an elegantly theatrical use of mirrors. The resulting spaces are perfect for luxuriating and entertaining.
From a chic pied-à-terre in San Francisco and tantalizing rooms at New York’s famed Dakota apartment building to suburban manses in America’s Midwest and a palace apartment in Jaipur, Britt’s inimitable style merges saturated colors with an easy luxury. This book is necessary reading for anyone interested in the modern masters of interior design.
About the Author
Mitchell Owens is the decorative arts editor of Architectural Digest and the former interior-design director of Elle Decor. He has contributed to the New York Times, The World of Interiors, Departures, Travel + Leisure, and other publications. Paige Rense is the editor emerita of Architectural Digest, where she served as editor in chief from 1975 until 2010.
"Tom Britt is a member of Architectural Digest's illustrious AD100 List which is a roster of the very best in architecture and interior design. In his monograph entitled Fabulous!, Britt looks back at his career and the many, well, fabulous homes he's designed. Britt designs for the one percenter, hence, an aesthetic that owes a lot to the traditional and neoclassical with a smattering of chinoiserie - a look that will never go out of style."
"The aptly named Fabulous explores the imaginative oeuvre of Tom Britt's 50-year career."
"This gorgeous volume divides Britt’s portfolio into four categories: Exotic, Modern, Historical, and Classic as Britt’s inimitable style merges saturated colors with an easy luxury."