Décors Barbares

The Enchanting Interiors of Nathalie Farman-Farma

By Nathalie Farman-Farma

Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna

Foreword by David Netto

240 pages

10 x 12 in. , portrait

225 color illustrations

Hardcover with jacket

ISBN 978-0-86565-389-4

US $60 / CAN $75 / GBP £50

PUBLISHED: Sep, 2020

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A refreshing antidote to the contrived nature of much contemporary interior design, the textiles and decoration of Nathalie Farman-Farma have gained a devoted following among celebrity and socialite clients for their folkloric charm and romantic exuberance. Drawing on the enchantment of fairytales and a history of material culture spanning Persia, Central Asia and Russia, Farman-Farma employs traditional print­making techniques to create exquisitely detailed fabrics, which she uses to conjure interiors infused with warmth and natural charisma.

Farman-Farma's townhouse and studio in London and her family homes in Connecticut and Lake Tahoe feature in this captivating volume, forming the backdrop for her Décors Barbares range of fabrics, as well as her vast collection of antique textiles, costumes and jewellery. Vogue has called Farman-Farma "the textile designer you need to know." Her clients include Lauren Santo Domingo, Tory Burch, and influential interior designer David Netto, who writes the foreword to this book.

Nathalie Farman-Farma was raised in Paris, France, and Greenwich, Connecticut. She studied classics at Brown and Columbia before working as associate editor for the New Yorker. She founded her studio, Décors Barbares, in 2010 in London, where she lives with her husband, Amir, and their two children.

Miguel Flores­-Vianna has been a photographer, writer, and editor for more than 20 years. His books include A Wandering Eye (Vendome) and Haute Bohemians (Vendome), named design book of the year by T Magazine. His photography is regularly published in AD and Cabana. He lives in London.

David Netto is an influential interior designer who writes for T magazine, AD, and the Wall Street Journal