Pennoyer illustrates the evolution of each house from structural changes, floor plans and elevation sketches to beautifully finished rooms. I especially like the paneling:
|The contrasting paint colors make the details of this wood-paneled bedroom really pop.|
|Curved walls add interest to a room but typically reduce square footage, yet in this dining room, Pennoyer created cabinetry behind the curved paneling.|
|This mirrored wall is supremely glamorous.|
Circular stairways are clever space savers in tight townhouses.
Jame Wyatt's Heveningham Hall, one Britain's most important houses.
Pennoyer says that houses improve with age and as they are lived in and are not complete with out interior design. Not only is his book full of breath taking architecture but also the interior design work of Jeffrey Bilhuber, Thomas Jayne, Katie Ridder (Pennoyer's wife and one of my favorite designers), Michael Smith and Matthew Smyth to name a few.
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