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Book Friday: The World of Muriel Brandolini

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Last month, I noted Muriel Brandolini's beaded mechanic sling chair as one of the ten things I'm obsessed with. Her new book, The World of Muriel Brandolini: Interiors lives up to her passionate and distinctive design reputation. It is loaded with images of her various projects and bursting with the sumptuous color, textures, and artful arrangements that she is known for.

Muriel's background in fashion design, travels throughout the world, and love for all things art and design are evident in every image this book holds. I know you'll enjoy the images from its pages!

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The furniture arrangement in this room is brilliantly balanced in both color and form.

1 The furniture arrangement in this room is brilliantly balanced in both color and form.

Isn't this rug so wonderful? The clean lines of the shelving and furniture allows its design to pop without being too busy.

2 Isn't this rug so wonderful? The clean lines of the shelving and furniture allows its design to pop without being too busy.

Here Muriel's creative expertise is seen in the irreverent and playful display of wall hangings. I love her mix and match mentality.

3 Here Muriel's creative expertise is seen in the irreverent and playful display of wall hangings. I love her mix and match mentality.

What a welcome surprise from this splay of colors on the stairwell! Although bright and varied, the shades are strategically linked with elements from the room's other decor to create a harmony of tones.

4 What a welcome surprise from this splay of colors on the stairwell! Although bright and varied, the shades are strategically linked with elements from the room's other decor to create a harmony of tones.

This whimsical arrangement of lanterns evokes the edginess of a modern sculpture.

5 This whimsical arrangement of lanterns evokes the edginess of a modern sculpture.

Neutral doesn't have to be boring. Here, Muriel incorporates unique pieces, interesting textures, and a range of tones to a space.

6 Neutral doesn't have to be boring. Here, Muriel incorporates unique pieces, interesting textures, and a range of tones to a space.

This whole arrangement of shelves (especially the ones used for bedside knickknacks) is so playful and sharp.

7 This whole arrangement of shelves (especially the ones used for bedside knickknacks) is so playful and sharp.

Matte black wall paint doubles as a giant chalkboard in this modern kitchen.

8 Matte black wall paint doubles as a giant chalkboard in this modern kitchen.

How exquisite is this bed dressing?

9 How exquisite is this bed dressing?

Wall art doesn't have to be lifeless; this graphic letter display is dramatic and inventive without being over the top.

10 Wall art doesn't have to be lifeless; this graphic letter display is dramatic and inventive without being over the top.

I find the boldness of this wall graphic is absolutely stunning. And how perfect are the flowers?

11 I find the boldness of this wall graphic is absolutely stunning. And how perfect are the flowers?

More exotic wall graphics are modernized with a quartet of edgy class coffee tables.

12 More exotic wall graphics are modernized with a quartet of edgy class coffee tables.

This floating bed occupies the center of the room with drama and elegance.  Rich textiles and a celestial rug push the artfulness even farther.

13 This floating bed occupies the center of the room with drama and elegance. Rich textiles and a celestial rug push the artfulness even farther.

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Comments (2)

  • Hi Kevin, I noticed how she mix different styles of furniture and colors together but in a very classy and chic way. I like her style. Wish you a wonderful weekend.
    Regards

  • Love the colors, textures and the ability to incorporate various style! Just gorgeous!

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