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AD100 and Elle Decor A-List designer Timothy Corrigan shares his secrets for creating rooms that are elegant and comfortable, luxurious yet livable.
Throughout his career, Corrigan has established a look that is layered and detailed, while always suitable for the way people live today. His distinctive approach encompasses practicality as well as beauty, merging European refinement with California comfort. Here, Corrigan shares homes in which he has defined a new contemporary elegance, including a John Fowler-inspired London townhouse, a Hollywood Regency-inspired Los Angeles Colonial, an art-filled Chicago apartment in the sky, and Corrigan's own Paris pied-à-terre.
Corrigan includes advice throughout on how to adapt classic design principles and traditional forms to make them work for busy modern lives. Between each chapter are instructive interludes in which Corrigan outlines the building blocks of successful decoration, with fundamental topics such as scale and proportion, symmetry, architectural details, and working with color.
About the Author
Timothy Corrigan has been named to virtually every list of the world's best designers and is the only American designer honored by the French Heritage Society for his restoration of several national landmarks in France. The work of his firm has been featured in over 1,000 prestigious publications. In addition, Corrigan has designed successful licensed collections with several partners, including Schumacher, Perennials, Fromental, Royal Limoges, THG Paris, and Samuel & Sons. He is the author of An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Lucé.
Michael Boodro has written for numerous magazines and has worked as an editor at Vogue and Martha Stewart Living. Most recently, he was editor in chief of Elle Decor for seven years.
" If there's one thing to be learned from Timothy Corrigan, it's how to exercise class without ever feeling staid. Corrigan is uptown, East Egg, wear-a-tie-to-work-on-Friday. With each of the rooms in his new book, thought, the AD100 designer shows how to modernize the classics. For anyone looking to sharpen a contemporary edge onto a traditional-styled project, the first step should be taking a page out of Corrigan's book - literally." —AD
"In his fresh book, The New Elegance, Timothy Corrigan, the master of grandeur and king of glamour - discusses how to embrace elegant design that isn't just performative, but truly livable, a guiding philosophy that radiates through every aspect of his business." — Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle
"Elegance is the perfect word to describe the interiors designed by internationally celebrated designer, Timothy Corrigan. Eleven diverse houses illustrate Corrigan’s design esthetic in this informative, glossy book. What makes the book especially fascinating are the “interludes” in which he details the steps to successful decoration; these illustrated examples are wonderful templates for anyone looking to update a room or house. Corrigan is very generous with his knowledge, which can be unusual in the design world." —CA Homes
"Is there anything designer Timothy Corrigan can’t do? Corrigan's the highly anticipated follow-up, to his first book, "The New Elegance: Stylish, Comfortable Rooms for Today" (Rizzoli), features a diverse array of projects including a prominent philanthropist’s 36th-floor apartment in Chicago, a Doha palace presided over by the Qatari royal family, and even the designer’s own sumptuous Paris pied-à-terre.
Corrigan’s masterful ability to create spaces that appear effortlessly chic is on full display throughout. 'I wanted to illustrate the concept that elegant can be comfortable,' he tells Galerie. 'Just because a room is beautiful doesn’t mean it can’t also be livable and practical.'
Organized by project, the tome features 11 chapters each punctuated by approachable explanations of Corrigan’s core design principles, which he says can be adapted to suit anyone’s style. 'The goal was to make it accessible for the reader, so that they could go through a chapter and then learn about the central elements they may not have noticed.'"—Galerie
"It's one of the hardest things for an interior design to accomplish: create rooms that are accessible, comfortable, and livable. That is a dynamic that Timothy Corrigan has accomplished repeatedly. The book reveals his ongoing ability to combine a European sensibility with an American penchant for comfort and ease. Apart from being able to indulge in his interior designs, this book also offers practical advice to the reader about how best to establish scale, proportion, and symmetry in our own interiors." —Milieu
"Timothy Corrigan is one of he world’s most successful and admired designers. This master’s attention to detail is legendary and his interiors show this refinement and rare finish. In “The New Elegance” Eleven very different and inspiring projects are shown in the book. Houses and apartments (and mansions) are in many very diverse locations, and all illustrate the detail, polish, focus and especially comfort of the interiors Timothy created.
Inspired additions to the book are the eleven informative ‘Interludes’ 'design knowledge pages between each chapter. Here Corrigan and Boodro detail and delineate and outline important aspects and elements of design, including Symmetry, Layering, Drama Lessons, Details, Architectural Details, and Art and Mirrors. These ‘design lessons’ make the book especially valuable to designers, design students, and aspiring designers. The advice is constructive and useful. Studying these Corrigan trademarks…and with the images for reference…make the book a handsome reference, full of ideas and how to execute them." —The Style Saloniste
"AD100 and Elle Decor A-List designer Timothy Corrigan shares his secrets for creating rooms that are elegant and comfortable, luxurious yet livable.
Corrigan includes advice throughout on how to adapt classic design principles and traditional forms to make them work for busy modern lives. Between each chapter are instructive interludes in which Corrigan outlines the building blocks of successful decoration, with fundamental topics such as scale and proportion, symmetry, architectural details, and working with color."
—The Glam Pad
"Featured in Seen & Quoted column: "Elegance is not something you save for a special occasion. Elegance, like beauty should be part of your life every single day." —Traditional Home
"Renowned interior designer Timothy Corrigan has landed on the AD100 list of interior designers on multiple occasions not just because he’s a well-known name, but also because he’s incredible at what he does. In his latest book, The New Elegance, Corrigan tips the scales to and fro as he demonstrates the balancing act so many try to achieve in design- visual elegance and gracious comfort. “Comfort is not antithetical to elegance, but rather its support and backbone.”
—Home Design & Decor