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on 2 April 2013
To be honest I had not heard of Steven Gambrel until I chanced upon this book one day while looking for Ben Pentreath's monograph on English Decoration. I often find upscale U.S. interior design a little overdone, but I have to say in this case I was instantly seduced. This is a handsome book, beautifully photographed by Eric Piasecki, presenting a series of stylish East Coast houses and apartments that Gambrel has designed. He has a confident and sophisticated sense of colour, and an aesthetic which owes more than a little to the work of David Hicks. Maybe not how most people would (or could) decorate perhaps - there is a noticable penchant for high gloss walls and ceilings for example. That said it certainly provides a healthy dose of escapism and inspiration for more modest houses and flats.
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on 24 November 2012
Thought that a book by one of the USA's most successful modern decorators would be interesting and inspirational. Some of the images that one finds on Google for Stephen Gambrel are stunning. He is capable of using colour and scale in a very original and stylish way.

In this book there are one or 2 nice interiors (mostly his country house, which takes up a large section of the book) but this is ultimately conventional. Many of the room schemes are unattractive, some just plain weird. The text is pretentious and silly. It's an oddly self-congratulationary book short on charm and ideas.

Incredibly disappointing.
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on 27 June 2014
Do you like the cover photo?
Take the punt.
This is a hardback book of Gambrel's interiors, superb quality of book production. luscious photographs fill
every page.
That glamorous fifties-vibe of Hollywood-esque interiors- buy the book.
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on 31 July 2013
A brilliant interiors book. I have lots and would definitely recommend this one. Gambrel's use of colour is fab and the photography is wonderful.
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on 23 March 2013
I love this book ,, the images are very polished and are great inspiration for anyone who loves interior design ,,,, can't wait to re and then re read it ,,,
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