This is a very beautiful book, with fabulous photos, but the best photo is on the cover. It wasn't what I hoped for. The interiors are terribly stuffy and old fashioned, each photo more suffocating than the last. If I had seen inside this book before buying it, I would have put it back on the shelf. This is because my taste in interiors has long been educated by photos of beautifully arranged emptier rooms. The book itself is a wonderful production, but the house titles and description are often confusing.