David Linley has achieved international renown as a designer of furniture and accessories that reinterpret and transform traditional styles in a modern way. In his new book his unique, personal and highly successful approach is explained and expanded to encompass interior design generally and show how a wide range of traditional influences can be blended to create new, visually exciting yet harmonious interiors. The book looks at the historical context of various living spaces and traces a journey through the home. Each chapter investigates the way in which these spaces may be adapted to create a variety of visual effects suited to their environment, their owners' taste and the practicalities of modern living. The informative, thought-provoking and entertaining text reflects Linley's personal taste for the unusual as well as traditional approaches to design; the stunning illustrations reflect this appreciation of widely differing styles - including classical architecture, antique furniture, tribal and Oriental artefacts and modern design.
Viscount Linley (son of Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon) founded David Linley Furniture Ltd in 1985 and now sells a wide range of furniture and accessories in his flagship London shop and twelve outlets in the USA.