Barbara and Rene Stoeltie take readers on a diverse and personalized journey through London in this selection of the most elegant, quirky, bold, and original residences of the capital city. Take a tour through the homes of the interior design elite, from Christopher Gibbs's classic English home on Cheyne Walk to David Gill's cavernous renovated glove factory in Vauxhall; from Gabrielle Cross's extensive collection of inherited art to Sera Hersham-Loftus's ultra-feminine Victorian house in St. John's wood; and from Anthony Redmile's antique-filled abode to Duggy Fields's post-modernist art collection housed in Earls Court. Readers can integrate ideas into their own home, as the Stoelties, true connoisseurs of the world of interior decoration, dissect the style of each home in concise and enlightening texts accompanied by exquisite photography. This volume presents an exclusive array of London homes that perfectly reflects the diversity and eclecticism of the city's inhabitants and will also provide a source of inspiration for contemporary interiors.
Barbara and Rene Stoeltie, writer and photographer respectively, have collaborated on over forty art, lifestyle, and interiors books since 1984, including Parisian Interiors: Bold, Elegant, Refined and New York Interiors: Bold, Elegant, Refined (Flammarion, 2011 and 2012). They have also published articles in magazines including The World of Interiors, AD, Vogue, Elle, House and Garden, House Beautiful, Maison Francaise, Residence, and Mezzonin.