Designer and lifestyle authority Tricia Foley illustrates her approach to creating elegantly pared-down environments for the home and work space. Designer Tricia Foley is best known for her timeless classical style, characterized by clean lines, natural materials, and vintage furnishings--from flea-market finds to antiques--and a palette of calming hues of cream, ivory, and white. In this book, Foley addresses such aspects of home design as selecting the perfect shade of white, setting up the pantry, bringing collected objects together, creating artful tabletops, organizing the home office, and much more. A collector--of china, of linens, of books--she explains that the only way to keep harmony is through editing. The designer provides a treasure trove of useful ideas, from her favorite storage products and essential items for the guest room to seasonal entertaining ideas and holiday decor. Foley's romantic Long Island, New York, property--consisting of an eighteenth-century farmhouse and several outbuildings--serves as her personal laboratory and reflects a simple and well-designed style inherited from the basic tenets of Shaker design. Beautifully photographed, this inspiring book is a must-have for design-savvy individuals who desire a simple, but stylish, lifestyle.
Tricia Foley has authored nine books. Her clients have included Ralph Lauren Home, Target and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Foley's work has been featured nationally and internationally on television and in publications such as Elle Decor, Martha Stewart Living, and the New York Times. Isabella Rossellini--friend and neighbor of Tricia Foley--is a reknowned filmmaker, actress, author, philanthropist, fashion model, and organic farmer.