In our fast-paced lives many of us seek a sanctuary of order, calm and comfort in which to relax. This compact book brings together a stunning selection of contemporary interiors, from a coolly minimalist penthouse apartment in London to a Mallorcan retreat employing local materials, and from a clapboard house in New England to a steel-and-glass new-build in Hanover. Such diversity reflects the variety found in contemporary living spaces, yet these interiors share many of the qualities we find most appealing when planning - or simply imagining - our own ideal home. The creative yet restrained use of materials, colour, texture and light combine with an attention to detail and quality in these homes to offer the perfect source of inspiration.
Andreas von Einsiedel has specialized in interiors photography for the past twenty years, and is a regular contributor to the World of Interiors, House & Garden, Architectural Digest and other titles in the United States, Australia and Europe. Johanna Thornycroft is a freelance writer and journalist who regularly contributes design features to newspapers and interiors magazines worldwide.