With pillows fluffed and curtains pulled back, design secrets are revealed. From established masters of the field (Jamie Drake, Stephen Sills, Tom Britt, Jeffrey Bilhuber) to comparatively newer talents, the reader will learn about diverse approaches to decoration and the art of fine living from some of today's most successful interior designers--with wit, candor, and passion. Other featured subjects include Alex Papachristidis, Robert Couturier, Howard Slatkin, and Katie Ridder.From suggestions on entertaining and creating noteworthy tablescapes to practical advice on storage and displaying collections, the text guides readers to live full and savvy lives. Decorators' own residences--ranging from town houses to studios--show design in action and often reflect concise principals for living efficiently and stylishly. Join New York Social Diary and many of the top interior designers of today to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the professionals live in their private (and refined) worlds. A book for decorating professionals and lovers of interior design and life in the great city.