In Near & Far, Lisa Fine invites us into her homes in Dallas, New York, and Paris and takes us along as she visits the places and people who have been her greatest sources of inspiration. Among her favored treasures are the Mughal palaces and gardens of India, the 18th-century home of Carl Linnaeus in Sweden; the whitewashed retreat of interior designer John Stefanidis on Patmos, the idyllic country house and garden of London-based designer Penny Morrison, and the storied house in the Tangier Casbah belonging to collectors Jamie Creel and Marco Scarani.
Evocatively photographed by Miguel Flores-Vianna and with a foreword by style editor Deborah Needleman, Near & Far not only provides a trove of design ideas, but also offers advice for anyone interested in giving full expression to their personal style.
Mississippi-born Lisa Fine is the founder of Lisa Fine Textiles, a line of hand-printed linens sold in showrooms worldwide. Fine has been a contributing editor for Elle Decor and House Beautiful, and currently is for Town & Country.
Miguel Flores Vianna has been an editor, writer, and photographer for more than twenty-five years. His photography is regularly published in T, AD, World of Interiors, Vogue, Cabana, and Town & Country.
Deborah Needleman, formerly editor in chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, WSJ Magazine, and Domino, is currently editor at large for Harper’s Bazaar.
Lisa Fine visits tastemakers’ homes around the globe in her book, revealing kaleidoscopic pastiches of pattern and color.
House & Home
The designer reveals here the places about which she is most passionate and from which she derives much inspiration.
Divided into three sections, Flowers, Collectors & Faraway Places, these interiors reflect the distinct personalities of their owners. Readers will relish in Fine’s many rules of decorating such as, ‘Don’t be afraid of prints and pattern, and ‘imperfections make a room interesting.’
Lisa Fine’s new book [is] a stunning compendium of interiors that inspire her work.
Textile designer and India expert Lisa Fine has great style. It’s no surprise that her new book, Near & Far: Interiors I Love is a volume filled with dream-worthy spaces from all over the world.
When a book about decorating bears the subtitle ‘Interiors I Love’, it is important to know whose eye this ‘I’ refers to. Deborah Needleman, a contributing editor for T: The New York Times Style Magazine describes author Lisa Fine in the foreword as a ‘wildly talented designer of rooms, clothing, and fabric’ – you may recognise the name from her eponymous line of hand printed-linens … But perhaps her greatest talent, evidenced by this sumptuous book brimming with photographs of beautiful rooms, is her friendships.
House & Garden