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A casket of gems, 11 Oct 2013
Like Madonna and Boris, the interior decorator Alidad is everywhere recognized by his first name alone. He is also always spoken of as being Persian, a description that perhaps alludes to the romantic world of caliphs and kiosks that his decorative schemes evoke. Alidad seduces both the eye and the brain with his complex layered rooms, where dense strata of colour and texture are built upon reassuringly solid foundations of practicality and technology, and The Timeless Home is rich in examples of both. The book brings together the best of Alidad's work over the last 25 years, and, like his jewel-box rooms, it too is a casket of gems. Open it and admire the treasures in front of you; look more closely and marvel at the intricacy of the work, the sophistication of the details, the beauty of each separate element, the way it all works together. Note the flow and movement of space and the mastery of proportion and scale. Anyone who has any interest in the art of the interior will take pleasure in this satisfying work.