Inviting Interiors: A Fresh Take on Beautiful Rooms (Hardcover)
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The first book from Atlanta interior designer Melanie Turner, whose pretty work has a modern edge.
Inspired by fashion and borrowing a palette from nature, Melanie Turner's interiors possess a timeless quality that celebrates architectural details and classic design. In this fresh and serene first book, Turner shares her secrets for creating understated, sophisticated, and functional rooms. Balance, scale, light, and subtle coloration all factor into her designs, creating a timeless effect.
The elegant spaces featured in the book maintain an emphasis on simplicity and understated glamour, featuring a blend of clean lines, found and fine objects, and custom-designed, sculptural furniture. Divided by look, the book features multiple homes illustrating each style. "Calm" showcases cool, white interiors, accented by natural textures like wicker and bone. "Clarity" celebrates graphic, contrasting rooms filled with black and white. "Collected" revels in richer colors, accessorized with lush velvet, rich patterns, and metallic accents. "Color" celebrates the power of a palette-driven interior, from spring green, to pale pink, to midnight blue. "Cool" is driven by a funky 1970s vibe, with macramé chairs and Moroccan accents. Regardless of the style, these rooms are united in the power and promise of their seamless, edited beauty.
About the Author
Melanie Turner Interiors is a renowned interior design firm well versed in construction and interior project management. Since establishing her own firm in 2009, Turner has been named Southeastern Designer of the Year by Veranda magazine twice and Top 10 Designer by Traditional Homes and has been awarded Kitchen of the Year by Architectural Digest. The firm's twelve-person team has won over thirty ASID Awards.
"Interior designer Melanie Turner, based in Atlanta, has a style that’s not easy to categorize—her work spans from transitional to more contemporary, lively to neutral. The chapter titles in her book, Inviting Interiors (Rizzoli New York, 2021), reveal volumes: 'Clarity,' 'Colorful,' 'Calm,' 'Collected,' and 'Cool.' She’s a master at creating a moment, whether it’s amethyst rock crystal lamps on a buffet or a mustard-yellow-skirted settee in a foyer. Her rooms are nuanced and never dull, even in the more quiet spaces. 'Regardless of style, I approach every new project with zeal—always curious, always seeking out what’s new, what’s next, what surprising delight waits around the corner,' says Melanie. 'I love embarking on these journeys in decorating with my clients.'" —FLOWER MAGAZINE