Proceeding from the general to the specific, the book begins with different styles and forms of housing and how these are affected and influenced by color. For example, the simplicity of white clapboard New England colonials lend themselves to formal approaches, while the lighthearted pastels of the Caribbean invite informal juxtapositions of style. The book then explores how varying materials and textures--open up new areas for exploring color and mood. The concluding section of the book is a rich sequence of images depicting how color is used differently around the world. Taken together, this book is sure to be a source of inspiration for anyone interested in interiors and decorating.
Stafford Cliff was formerly Creative Director of Design at the Conran Design Group in London. Gilles de Chabaneix was one of France's most prominent photographers of design and lifestyle. Together, they have co-authored The Way We Live... series.