FROM THE FOUNDER OF DWELLSTUDIO AND THE AUTHOR OF UNDECORATE—
THE BREAKOUT DESIGN BOOK OF 2011.
With a foreword by Miles Redd, this luxurious decorating resource trains the eye to recognize enduring, quality home goods and to use them to dazzling design effect.
In The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles, and Details, designer Christiane Lemieux, explores the elements of resilient home design. She uncovers the traditions, tools, and major players in the home-goods industries—from wallpaper to flooring, tile, furniture and more—so that homeowners learn how to identify the hallmarks of timeless, heirloom-quality pieces.In addition to Christiane’s own expert instruction, readers will also hear from dozens of other true craftsman who live well and make quality products that have an enduring sense of beauty.
The Finer Things is equal parts inspiration and practical classic: A visual timeline shows the history of artisan tile, a studio visit goes behind the scenes with the high-end wallpaper company de Gournay, and tastemakers' interiors dripping with style and luxury give timeless decorating ideas.
Authoritative and comprehensive in scope, this beautiful and lavishly illustrated 400-page volume is complete with thick pages and a very special cover treatment, making it a true collector's item.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Named to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, Christiane Lemieux is founder of the lifestyle brand LEMIEUX et CIE. In 1999, Lemieux founded DwellStudio, which was purchased in 2013 by Wayfair, the world’s largest online home furnishings retailer. Lemieux is the author of Undecorate, which published to critical acclaim, and is a judge on HGTV’s Ellen’s Design Challenge. A graduate of Parsons School of Design and Queen’s University in Canada, she resides in New York with her husband and two children.