Author(s): Karen McCartney
In White Rooms, best-selling author Karen McCartney and design expert David Harrison, working with internationally renowned photographer Richard Powers, present a comprehensive guide to using white in the home. From the architect-designed to the appealingly rustic, white is seen in its multitude of shades, combinations and possibilities. The book visits individual homes from Sao Paulo to the South of France, all with diverse decorating philosophies but each showing, in depth, the way in which white acts as the foundation of their style. As well, chapters devoted to every room in the house, and outdoor areas, illustrate the many ways in which white can be used effectively. A 'working with white' section at the back of the book offers tips, including the most suitable types of paint to use, and how best to deal with large spaces. 'Why has it taken so long to have a book that holds your hand around the trickiest of colours, that sells itself as one of the easiest? A love letter dedicated to the beauty of blanc and its persuasive powers; whether you like your white as a highly motivated single source or a deliberate slice, this is the ultimate handbook.' Megan Morton, stylist
David Harrison, a Sydney-based design journalist and stylist, has been contributing to Australian interiors magazines since 1999 and has seen his work published in numerous titles including Belle, Vogue Living, Real Living, Inside Out, Habitus, Design Quarterly and The Weekend Australian magazine. He also contributes to Indesignlive and the Powerhouse Museum's D*Hub blog. After many years reporting on the Milan Furniture Fair, he developed the Design Daily blog (designdaily.com.au) where he posts on global and local design trends. It is subscribed to by design aficionados worldwide. In this book he brings his knowledge of design detail, how spaces work, the way furniture and artwords contribute to the success of a space and the practical aspects of working with white interiors.