Barbara Westbrook: Gracious Rooms
“DECORATION IS WHAT TURNS A HOUSE INTO A HOME.” – BARBARA WESTBROOK
2015 Hardcover • 240 pages • 150 color illustrations • 9 x 12
By Barbara Westbrook
with Heather MacIsaac
Barbara Westbrook has been designing classically inspired homes full of Southern charm and a European touch for over twenty years. With a design vocabulary that ranges from casual American to formal English to French modern, all of her work shares a welcoming elegance, whether it's a country cottage or a penthouse apartment. In this, her first book, BARBARA WESTBROOK: GRACIOUS ROOMS, she sets out her principles for creating a house with both polish and patina—Make it interesting. Make it beautiful. Make it personal. Make it welcoming and warm.
Westbrook walks the reader through ten stunning homes—light-filled lake retreats, contemporary houses, and historic mansions—sharing her accessible, appealing ideas. From the judicious use of symmetry to the importance of including natural elements in a room, using color to unify spaces within a house, and setting a mood with materials, BARBARA WESTBROOK: GRACIOUS ROOMS is rich with advice and inspiration.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Barbara Westbrook launched Atlanta-based interiors design firm Westbrook Interiors in 1992 after designing under the tutelage of Southern greats Nancy Braithwaite and Gandy-Peace. Her projects—vacation homes, showhouses, large-scale renovations, spas, and professional offices—havebeen widely published in magazines such as Metropolitan Home, Architectural Digest, Southern Accents,Traditional Home, House Beautiful, Garden & Gun, Better Homes & Gardens, Florida Design, and AtlantaHomes & Lifestyles.
© Barbara Westbrook: Gracious Homes, Rizzoli New York, 2015. Select press images will be made available and are to be credited on a case-by-case basis, but no images may be used, in print or electronically, without written consent from the publisher. Serial rights are available; please contact Jessica Napp @ 212 387 3436 or firstname.lastname@example.org.