When award-winning architectural designer John Saladino first discovered the old stone house in the California hills, he saw a romantic ruin that one might come upon in the Tuscan countryside. Set amid acres of mature trees, with its thick stone walls, tiled roof, and exposed beams, it was a superb example of American architecture from the Golden Age of the 1920s that replicated 17th century Italian design. With his passion for Italian architecture, fascination with history, and the immediate personal connection he felt with the building and its grounds, John Saladino found in this house a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create his dream home.
Style by Saladino is a master class for professionals and a must-have book for anyone interested in Architecture and Interior Design. In this book, John Saladino addresses those perennial design problems which preoccupy us all:
• How to pare away unnecessary details to create order and balance
• How to imbue a room with a timeless quality so it will never feel dated
• How to link a series of rooms so that each flows naturally into the next
• How to control large space, giving it intimacy, and how to give an illusion of extra space
• How to make the most of natural light and use color to best advantage
Beautifully presented with 215 superb color photographs, Style by Saladino also showcases some of John Saladino’s most impressive designs, which reflect his secrets to making a home feel like a sanctuary.
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Published by Frances Lincoln Ltd. London in 2000 and printed at Monacelli Press, New York.
The New York Times Book of Interior Design and Decoration explores timeless interiors from the 1970s by John Saladino and other top Interior Designers with 320 pages of color photographs and text.
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