In her elegant and instructive first book Dazzling Design, New York interior designer Amanda Nisbet presents a dynamic selection of work drawn from fifteen years of practice, taking the reader on a lively journey through her bold explorations of color, texture, pattern, and other indelible elements that comprise her distinctive style. While Nisbet’s broad knowledge, with its roots in her art historical studies in Italy and years at Christie’s auction house, is evident on every page, her voice remains unpretentious and refreshingly tongue-in-check as she shares her ideas and insights, reminding readers that home is for living in, and a designer’s job is first and foremost to answer a client’s needs, wishes and dreams. Nisbet, whose work has been featured in such publications as Canadian House & Home, Coastal Living, House Beautiful, Lonny, Traditional Home, Veranda, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, also reveals herself to be a comprehensive creator, with an eponymous fabric line and lighting collection (in association with Urban Electric). Certain to delight and inspire design aficionados of every stripe, this beautifully illustrated volume is sure to be essential reading for those who appreciate dazzling decoration that’s eclectic, elegant, and warmly welcoming.

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