An Entertaining Life

Designing Town and Country
By: Paolo Moschino, Philip Vergeylen
Foreword by Bunny Williams
256 pages
9 1/4 x 
12 in. 
 (235 x 
305 mm.), 
color illustrations
ISBN: 978-0-86565-426-6
US $60 / 
CAN $70 / 
GBP £50
PUBLISHED: May, 2023

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Join two of the world’s most celebrated designers, Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen, as they share the inspirations and stories behind their life and work in London, the English countryside, and beyond

Entertaining in town and country is an essential part of the life and work of design gurus Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen —as revealed in this personal and sumptuously illustrated book. Inviting us to share in a typical week, Moschino and Vergeylen guide us through their West Sussex and London homes in a lively exploration of design, lifestyle, and inspiration, alongside a look at some recent client projects—from a Balinese-style compound in the Caribbean to a palatial villa in Sicily. 

Featuring guest rooms, an office, and formal gardens, the duo’s home in West Sussex is more than simply a weekend escape. It is the perfect space for a combined lifestyle of relaxing, entertaining, and working. The London apartment, too, is witness to many a stylish dinner for clients and friends, characterized by an infectious delight in ever-changing table-settings. A selection of recipes is included to accompany entertaining-related stories. 

With imagery from some of the design world’s best photographers, this beguiling volume invites you to enjoy an intimate experience of beauty, adventure, and the unexpected.





Born and raised in Italy, Paolo Moschino came to London at the age of 23. He now leads the award-winning firm Paolo Moschino Ltd, an international brand encompassing interior design, furnishings and fabric. With three interior design showrooms in London, the firm continues to evolve.

Belgian-born Philip Vergeylen helms the company’s Design Studio, and is now recognized around the world as a leading voice in luxury interior design. 

Bunny Williams (Foreword) is a world-renowned interior and garden designer, and author of several books. She divides her time between Connecticut and Punta Cana.

Design gurus Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen firmly believe entertaining, in the town and country, is vital for living well both professionally and personally. An Entertaining Life follows the duo through a week of decorating and entertaining at their West Sussex and London homes, plus looks at some of their favorite client projects.


An invitation to spend a week in the company of a pair of renowned interior designers is one few would decline. Such is the appeal of Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen’s latest book. The interiors, table settings and recipes might cast one’s own hosting in a less than favourable light, but the book is inspirational and, naturally, entertaining.

House & Garden

The celebrated interior designers invite us to join them in their creative journey of a typical week of entertaining, collecting and creating. . . . Trust us, you’ll dream about being a houseguest in either of their stunning homes.


Almost reading like a diary, An Entertaining Life revolves around Moschino and Vergeylen’s weekly rituals between their apartment in Belgravia and their pastoral Sussex farmhouse…and touches upon some of their projects, spanning Sicily and the Dominican Republic. A smattering of recipes add a quaint touch to their breezy anecdotes.

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