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by Mariette Himes Gomez

Category: Home Improvement and Design
Subcategory: Hobbies and Homemade
Author: Mariette Himes Gomez
ISBN: 0060083700
ISBN13: 978-0060083700
Language: English
Publisher: Harper Design; 1 edition (July 8, 2003)
Pages: 256
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Interior designer Mariette Himes Gomez has been at the forefront of her profession for more than twenty-five years. In 1975, she opened her own Manhattan firm, Gomez Associates, which is known for very livable rooms with clean lines and clear architectural definition

Interior designer Mariette Himes Gomez has been at the forefront of her profession for more than twenty-five years. In 1975, she opened her own Manhattan firm, Gomez Associates, which is known for very livable rooms with clean lines and clear architectural definition. Gomez's work has been published in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, the New York Times, and Town & Country.

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This book chronicles more than just the interior of houses, it shows you how to start from the ground up with photographs that detail wonderful designs along with great architect. Everything comes into harmony set in environments that suit the house and the owner. Beautiful layout with shapes and forms.

Inside the space of the ultimate house whisperer. The apartment is luxurious but not at all stuffy. Mariette designed the curved couch. A Dining Room That Actually Gets Used

Inside the space of the ultimate house whisperer. The sofas are too comfortable, the art and objects too lively to feel uptight. This distinctive blend is very Mariette. A Dining Room That Actually Gets Used.

In 1975 Mariette Himes-Gomez opened her own Manhattan firm, Gomez Associates, which is known for very livable rooms with clean lines and .

In 1975 Mariette Himes-Gomez opened her own Manhattan firm, Gomez Associates, which is known for very livable rooms with clean lines and clear architectural definition.

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For award-winning interior designer Mariette Himes Gomez, every project is a voyage of self-discovery

Refined simplicity, thoughtful attention to detail, and a clear architectural design -- these are the hallmarks of Mariette's style. Filled with breathtaking photography, Rooms is a guided tour of the designs that have made Mariette one of the most respected and sought-after tastemasters in the country. Peek behind the scenes as she divulges the secrets of the trade that will help you transform your own home from the everyday to the extraordinary.

Designing a room involves balancing the ideal and the real, discovering a happy medium between what you imagine and what exists. From evaluating the core architectural structure -- or "shell" -- of a room, to selecting colors and arranging furniture, to picking out and placing the final artistic touches, Mariette shares all of the techniques and information you'll need to create Rooms of elegance and distinction.

What colors and patterns will work with a room's architecture? How can you visually turn two Rooms into one -- and vice versa? How is art different from décor? How big a sofa will a room tolerate? Mariette answers these questions and more with sage advice and an easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach. She shares the experience of renovating her own homes -- one, a house in the country, the other, an apartment in the city -- and the many homes around the country that bear her unique signature.

Whether you are decorating a loft apartment, summer cottage, or home in the suburbs, Rooms will help you strike the balance between beautiful and practical, lavish and livable.

Comments to eBook Rooms: Creating Luxurious, Livable Spaces (Design)
Blueshaper
I'm trying to teach myself interior design. I really love this book. It brings to light things you may inherently know works in a design and tells you why. The copy explains key points in a successful room design. It is then followed by a beautiful photograph which you can sit and look at and understand why it works. Very engaging book. I also have Gomez's book "Apartments." Also very good. I think you can educate yourself by reading her books in order of publication, "Rooms," "Houses," then "Apartments." I'm about to buy "Houses." I think "Rooms" is the place to start and then each successive book builds from there.
Olma
"Rooms" by Mariette Himes Gomez is a detailed guide to decorating every room of your house: how to start, what supporting elements are necessary and how to put it all together. I particularly liked the chapter called "The Art of Living with Art" which gives advice on picking and displaying various types of collections, including tips on framing, hanging and lighting. Those who prefer neutral colors will like the chapter "Working with Pale Palette". In short, the book is full of practical advice supported by excellent photos.
Grotilar
Great coffee table book filled with pictures of beautiful houses
Ximinon
I love not only the photographs, a feast to your senses, but the explanations given. It is like taking a class.
Ydely
I am a stay-at-home father of one-year-old twin boys with a military background. I've always wanted my home to have that tasteful look that comes from understated wealth and assumed it required money -lots of it, and that arcane knowledge that separates good designers from mere homeowners.

Well, I don't need money, I needed this book!

I have learned much from three years worth of House and Garden magazine. All the amazing houses and rooms are there to be studied and scrutinized. Yet I always wondered how the designer came upon the ideas to do put those drapes with that color wall and that certain chair and so on. Unless I wanted to make an exact replica of some millionaire's living room, I saw no way of creating that energy in my own house.

This book is not like other picture books of great layouts. It didnt matter that I dont have triple-hung windows or a fireplace or 12-ft high ceilings. This book allowed me to see what I do have, and to work it masterfully. It also allowed me to see problem areas, and to mitigate their effects.

I like the way the author proceeds to tell the story of her own process of putting a room together. Had she done what all the other picture books do- tell the reader what to do in this certain room- there would be no true learning, only rote memorization or copying. By telling her own story and her thought processes, the author literally trained me on how to really take stock of my living room and the spaces taken up by furniture and bookcases and windows.

halfway through the book, I had what felt like 50 new ideas about my own place. Sitting at the dining room table, I suddenly saw that the dining room needed a table with a pedestal to free up some of the space. My living room set is a long couch and an oversized chair with ottoman, and the perpendicular layout I had was totally wrong and un-balancing for the room. So using the authors ideas on circles and making conversational spaces, i turned the chair diagonally to face the couch, which clicked with the offcenter side window and the bookcase to create a new energy that just feels right. My wife came home and was very impressed.

Interestingly, Mrs. Gomez's ideas on flow through a room and conversational groupings seem so intuitive to how people live. I could put my two boys in those rooms from the book and they wouldnt get into trouble, because they crawl around on instinct in ways that reinforce the author's ideas on flow. Say you have two distinct furniture groupings in a room (most of us dont have 50 ft long rooms, as the author attests), a baby or babies would rather operate between the two, in open areas, rather than messing around in the particular spaces among furniture.

Anyways, this book changed my life. It will let you know the secrets of unifying hardware, shape and line, the geographical intersections that windows and doorways make for a room and how to furnish to that, placing furniture on rugs and rugs in the room, how to choose the correct rug (even persians!), and how to save a wall by stamping it (my word) with art or pictures. I was really shocked by the negative reviews, but it seems that some people expect more direction or they equate livable with beanbags strewn around the room or something. I dont know.

You really should get this book.
Thorgaginn
It took me awhile to decide whether to buy this book or not because of the number of really negative reviews, not having an opportunity to review it myself at a bookstore. I did buy it finally, however, because I'm already a great fan of Ms. Gomez (although I held off on "Houses" for the time being, just in case).

I'm so glad I did buy it. This is a high-quality book physically (sewn binding, fine heavy stock, beautiful photos, etc.), it does NOT recycle photos that are already out in the public domain (which I'd feared), and the text is very worthwhile and pleasant to read.

What seems so patently unfair about the negative reviews is that the authors seem almost unfailingly to have purchased the book not not even being familiar with Ms. Gomez' style, let alone being fans! Then, irritated with having spent money for a book that's not at all aligned with their taste, they try to foist the blame onto Ms. Gomez. With books about aesthetics, the first question anyone should ask themselves is "do I consider what's in this book to be beautiful?". If not, for heaven's sake, go elsewhere -- don't trash the book because it doesn't reflect your taste!

It certainly reflects mine. I DO find her palettes soothing and, yes, "livable". I do find her rooms very, very luxurious. And while she may generally show upper-class homes (although not always -- her own houses are quite unpretentious), if you bother to read her text carefully, you'll see that she doesn't advocate expensive, elitist solutions necessarily. One doesn't have to spend a fortune to buy a chair with clean lines, for instance, nor to opt for plain fabrics rather than patterned. There is a great deal of information within that is applicable to all income levels and homes (yes, even plain "normal" homes).

To the reviewer who said Gomez advocates painting all rooms beige, as long as they were complex colors she gives no idea how to obtain -- what utter rubbish! No element of that is true: she most certainly does not only advocate beige, although she does herself often prefer white and does prefer for the walls to be a plain backdrop for the furniture. She specifically mentions being fond of Donald Kaufman's #5, 'an off-white that's not quite a cream'. No, she doesn't tell you what store to buy it in, but isn't that specific enough for you?!

What this book is not is a complete course in interior design -- but that's an unrealistic expectation in any event. It doesn't give specific guidance to lighting, for instance. It is more, though, than a collection of pictures one's left to analyze on one's own, deducing whatever (little) they can simply from looking at the rooms photographed. It gives a reasonable idea of the approach that Gomez herself takes when faced with designing a room, makes very clear her guiding philosophies, and provides enough concrete ideas for readers to significantly improve their own rooms toward a more Gomez-esque style should they wish to apply her thoughts.

I recommend it unreservedly for fans of Mariette Himes-Gomez' work.

[A tiny niggle: how are the cords of lamps handled when the lamps are pulled into the middle of a room? This is one aspect of the photos which is clearly "art directed" to be false, as they are suspiciously missing. I doubt the owners of these lovely rooms actually trip over exposed cords so this is one 'insider trick' I would have appreciated being shared.]
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