Author(s): Stafford Cliff
Do you believe that you can define a person by the home they live in and the possessions they surround themselves with? Do the books on their shelves and the paint on their walls give away their personality, and what would you think about someone who lived in a white, minimal space with nothing at all on display? Every home is as unique as the people that live in it, and yet the elements that go in to making a home are largely the same. In this groundbreaking new book, 50 celebrities, from entertainers and sports people, to writers and artists, explorers and chefs, fashion designers and architects, share their own personal thoughts, ideas and advice about their homes and what they mean to them. Some are people whose home is a showcase for their own work, others consider their home a secret retreat from the limelight and have never before opened their doors to the outside world. Full of fascinating detail, and unexpected, often poignant insight, this book will redefine what we expect from an interiors book.
A London-based design consultant and art director, Stafford Cliff has spent a lifetime designing brochures, catalogues and magazines relating to the home. He worked with Sir Terence Conran on the very first Habitat catalogues, and in 1974, designed The House Book, the biggest-selling home book of all time. Since then he has produced over 60 books on aspects of design and the home - most recently The Way We Live, a remarkable 480-page survey of homes around the world, 1000 Garden Ideas, and 1000 Home Ideas which he worked on with French photographer, Christian Sarramon, who has spent 30 years photographing some of the most extraordinary, ideas-filled homes throughout the world.