Now in its fourth printing, BRUNSCHWIG FILS STYLE is a decorating dream book that showcases the work of America’s best-known interior decorators as it celebrates one hundred years of fabulous fabrics from Brunschwig Fils, one of the world’s most renowned textile and furnishing houses.
Brunschwig Fils is to fabrics what Rolls-Royce is to cars. From Billy Baldwin and Parish-Hadley to Mario Buatta, Mark Hampton, and Charlotte Moss, top interiors decorators have long relied Brunschwig’s 17,000 designs to add just the right note to their decorating schemes. This lavishly illustrated book brings to life the history and tradition of Brunschwig Fils and shows how a veritable who’s who of great decorators have used Brunschwig fabrics and wall coverings to create some of their most memorable rooms.
The first part of the book offers a brief history of the firm and reveals the inspiration behind some of its most famous fabric collections, from ancient Japanese and Indian patterns to the furnishings and fabrics found in the Moscow State Historical Museum and the Chateau de Thoiry-en-Yvelines in France. The authors then take us on a tour of rooms decorated with Brunschwig fabrics and explain how Brunschwig developed its concept of “scheming” to help decorators balance colors, textures, prints, and trimmings to create a harmonious overall look.
Brimming with color photographs interspersed with watercolors by co-author Murray Douglas (a descendant of the Brunschwig family, and with a useful and comprehensive glossary, BRUNSCHWIG FILS STYLE is the ultimate guide to decorating with fabric.
BRUNSCHWIG FILS STYLE is published by Bulfinch Press, an imprint of Little, Brown and Company.