With inspiration on every page, it's a mini-master class on decorating.
“Is there anything designer Timothy Corrigan can’t do?” writer Geoffrey Montes questions in the latest issue of Galerie magazine. We find ourselves wondering the very same thing. We’ve been huge fans of Tim’s for years and are happy to have featured him many times on the blog. He’s run in our Designers We Love column, and we’ve covered his THG Paris and Samuel & Sons trims, too. So this week, we’re delighted to delve into his brand new book.
In The New Elegance, the follow up to his wildly successful An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Lucé, Timothy is sharing a staggering array of projects—his own homes in Los Angeles and Paris, a philanthropist’s 36th-floor apartment in Chicago, palace belonging to the Qatari royal family, and so many more. “Corrigan’s masterful ability to create spaces that appear effortlessly chic is on full display throughout,” Montes continues.
“I wanted to illustrate the concept that elegant can be comfortable,” Timothy told the magazine. “Just because a room is beautiful doesn’t mean it can’t also be livable and practical.”
The chapters flow beautifully and vividly, each exploring a single project. Breaking up the 11 chapters are pages that give Timothy the opportunity to share his design principles and techniques—think of it as a handy course in how to understand scale, layering ,and how to hang art and mirrors to maximum effect. “The goal was to make it accessible for the reader,” he told Galerie. “So that they could go through a chapter and then learn about the central elements they may not have noticed.”
From cover-to-cover, the book is a visual treat peppered with the perfect amount of instruction. We can’t help but share a few of our favorite images from the book. Click here to buy the book—your library will be instantly improved!
All images courtesy of Rizzoli. Cover portrait from @timothycorrigan