FABULOUS! The Dazzling Interiors of Tom Britt
08 January 2018
By Ronda Carman
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I am a huge fan of Tom Britt and have long awaited a first tome on the renowned designer. Fabulous!: The Dazzling Interiors of Tom Britt does not disappoint. His work is famously infused with a fascinating array of influences from all over the world, and his use of pattern and texture is extraordinary. Renowned for bold color palettes, strong graphic designs, and stylish innovations, this sweeping survey covers his fascinating fifty-year career. 

I was thrilled to learn that talented Mitch Owen is a contributing writer. Mitch is the decorative arts editor of Architectural Digest and the former interior design director at Elle Decor. He has contributed to The New York Times, The World of Interiors, Departures, Travel + Leisure, and other publications.

Tom Britt opened his New York–based firm in 1964 and has been creating dramatic environments for his high-profile clients on multiple continents. His masterful design palette, with a wonderfully exotic slant, includes plush upholstered furniture, boldly patterned carpets, seductive lighting, and an elegantly theatrical use of mirrors. 

From a chic pied-à-terre in San Francisco and enticing rooms at New York’s famed Dakota apartment building to suburban manses in America’s Midwest and a palace apartment in Jaipur, Britt’s inimitable style merges saturated colors with an easy luxury. This book is necessary reading for anyone interested in the modern masters of interior design.