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    Description'I admire Suzanne Trocme's attitudes, words and ideas. I respect and admire that she can see so many things clearly that apparently contradict each other, but which are for me the keys of today's and tomorrow's sensitivity.' - Andree Putman Classic chic is timeless, the interior-design equivalent of the 'little black dress'. And just like the LBD, sophisticated accessories can add drama, whilst natural lines and classic beauty shine through when a space is unadorned. However it's presented, classic chic exudes a sense of quality and durability, unaffected by fashion and fads. Classic chic is a class act. So what distinguishes it, and how can it be created? Suzanne Trocme's fascinating exploration of these questions weaves together analyses of design principles and their practical applications, as well as profiling a selection of exemplary interiors - each a hymn to order, elegance, comfort restraint or drama - from some of the worlds best designers and architects. Classic Chic discusses the principles of such design in depth, examining architecture and space, shape, colour and texture, and investigating the specific elements of the style, including furniture fabric, details and ornaments. Drawing on inspiration both modern and historical, as well as her own creative understanding, the author distils the very essence of chic. Featuring more than 300 specially commissioned photographs, and a directory of resources and designers, Classic Chic is an essential read for hopeful homeowners, armchair enthusiasts and, of course, hands on designers.

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    Classic Chic
    The Little Black Dress of Interior Design
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Suzanne Trocme
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 235 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,252 g
    ISBN 13: 9781903221105
    ISBN 10: 1903221102

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    DC22: 747
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    DC21: 747
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: AMR, WJK
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    LC classification: NK
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    Ingram Subject Code: HO
    Libri: I-HO
    Abridged Dewey: 747
    B&T General Subject: 280
    BISAC V2.8: HOM003000, DES010000, HOM016000, DES006000
    Thema V1.0: GBC, WJK, AMR, AKR
    Illustrations note
    250 colour photographs
    Aurum Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Jacqui Small LLP
    Publication date
    24 October 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    As a journalist, Suzanne Trocme has written for publications such as The New York Times magazine, Architectural Digest, House & Garden, Vogue, the Saturday Telegraph, and Wallpaper magazine, where she spent five years as Architecture and Design Editor. An author, she has written ten books, together translated into twelve languages, including the award-winning Influential Interiors, Classic Chic, Attention to Detail and Hot Homes. Trocme holds a curatorial position with the London Design Festival, where she commissions pieces from international and local designers for exhibition throughout the Capital. A furniture and product designer with a large portfolio of designs, Trocme is a recipient of the Gold Award at Chicago's NeoCon for her debut collection, an American Good Design Award and a Best Chair 2009 at the Guggenheim in New York for her celebrated Allee chair. Her own furniture can be seen in residential and commercial interiors the world over. Trocme is committed to supporting democratic design and consults with many of the world's top design firms, encouraging all aspects of design and bringing young designers to light. Married to artist Paul Verburg, Suzanne lives in London and has four sons.
    Review quote
    'You'd be hard-pressed to find a more engrossing introduction to haute couture interiors' Metro 'Featuring gorgeous rooms and easy-to-follow guidelines, you can confidently get the [right look for your home] before you know it' Scottish Sunday Mail 'This book is packed with sophisticated spaces...that promise to steer you away from fads.' Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms Magazine 'A real must-have for any self-respecting bookcase -and a great pressie too!' Perfect Home 'Reflects the increasingly symbiotic relationship between fashion and interiors.' Independent