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Timothy Corrigan's Latest Book

Timothy Corrigan's Latest Book

With inspiration on every page, it's a mini-master class on decorating.

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“Is there anything designer Timothy Corrigan can’t do?” writer Geoffrey Montes questions in the latest issue of Galerie magazine. We find ourselves wondering the very same thing. We’ve been huge fans of Tim’s for years and are happy to have featured him many times on the blog. He’s run in our Designers We Love column, and we’ve covered his THG Paris and Samuel & Sons trims, too. So this week, we’re delighted to delve into his brand new book.

In The New Elegance, the follow up to his wildly successful An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Lucé, Timothy is sharing a staggering array of projects—his own homes in Los Angeles and Paris, a philanthropist’s 36th-floor apartment in Chicago, palace belonging to the Qatari royal family, and so many more. “Corrigan’s masterful ability to create spaces that appear effortlessly chic is on full display throughout,” Montes continues.

“I wanted to illustrate the concept that elegant can be comfortable,” Timothy told the magazine. “Just because a room is beautiful doesn’t mean it can’t also be livable and practical.”

The chapters flow beautifully and vividly, each exploring a single project. Breaking up the 11 chapters are pages that give Timothy the opportunity to share his design principles and techniques—think of it as a handy course in how to understand scale, layering ,and how to hang art and mirrors to maximum effect. “The goal was to make it accessible for the reader,” he told Galerie. “So that they could go through a chapter and then learn about the central elements they may not have noticed.”

From cover-to-cover, the book is a visual treat peppered with the perfect amount of instruction. We can’t help but share a few of our favorite images from the book. Click here to buy the book—your library will be instantly improved!

“In this dining room in France, I hung a 17th-century tapestry as a focal point. I love the depth and texture a tapestry brings to a room. I favor old ones for their faded colors and textures, but there are many beautiful modern tapestries as well, and they are often affordable.” Photo: Marina Faust

“In this dining room in France, I hung a 17th-century tapestry as a focal point. I love the depth and texture a tapestry brings to a room. I favor old ones for their faded colors and textures, but there are many beautiful modern tapestries as well, and they are often affordable.” Photo: Marina Faust

A room in Timothy Corrigan's new book by Rizzoli features a play of reflections with multiple mirrors. The seating and cocktail tables are from Corrigan’s furniture collection for Schumacher, and the rug is one he designed for Patterson Flynn Martin. Photo: Richard Powers

A room in Timothy Corrigan's new book by Rizzoli features a play of reflections with multiple mirrors. The seating and cocktail tables are from Corrigan’s furniture collection for Schumacher, and the rug is one he designed for Patterson Flynn Martin. Photo: Richard Powers

“Often the most unexpected color combinations prove the most interesting and inspiring. We wanted to bring new interest to a classical room, so we contrasted the walls, which were painted celadon, with intense burnt-orange curtains and bed draperies. Unexpected colors in traditional rooms make them seem more approachable and more modern.” Photo: Jim Bartsch

“Often the most unexpected color combinations prove the most interesting and inspiring. We wanted to bring new interest to a classical room, so we contrasted the walls, which were painted celadon, with intense burnt-orange curtains and bed draperies. Unexpected colors in traditional rooms make them seem more approachable and more modern.” Photo: Jim Bartsch

All images courtesy of Rizzoli. Cover portrait from @timothycorrigan


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