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    Description"Beauty meets quality of life." This is the mantra David Kleinberg adopted from his sixteen-year tenure at the venerable design firm Parish-Hadley, and it is the mantra that guided his own firm, David Kleinberg Design Associates, in its rise to the top of the interior design hierarchy. In "Traditional Now," the first book on his work, he demonstrates the meaning of those words in more than twenty projects. Kleinberg's body of work is wide-ranging in style yet always modern in sensibility; each residence is calibrated to its occupants' needs and tastes. A curated mix of antiques, fabrics, textures, finishes, art, and objects is key to the striking rooms he develops. Kleinberg explains his approach in thoughtful commentary on each project, addressing larger questions of interior design--where do you start? how is the color palette determined? what is the furniture plan? how do you select antique pieces?--thoughtfully and informatively. And he offers a wealth of insider information gleaned from his long career: "In every apartment or house there should be a cohesive thread that starts at the front door and continues to the back hall. It is the design equivalent of a trail of bread crumbs . . . People always worry about mixing antiques with reproductions. The key is to respect the scale of the antiques . . . In decorating, most people associate texture only with fabric; in fact, all materials have texture." Among the projects showcased in "Traditional Now" are a series of luxurious New York apartments and townhouses--a Fifth Avenue duplex centered on a stunning ivory stair hall, an East Side townhouse featuring a collection of postwar art, a dramatic Tribeca duplex--as well as houses in Connecticut, Long Island, and Florida and an island villa on Mustique. The introduction presents Kleinberg's course as a designer, starting with a summer job at Denning & Fourcade and progressing though his tenure at Parish-Hadley. Finally, Kleinberg opens the doors to his own residences, from a 250-square-foot homage to 1970s industrial chic to his current apartment in a refined prewar building, a representation of the design of his past and the design of his future.

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    Traditional Now
    Interiors by David Kleinberg
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Kleinberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 248 mm
    Height: 300 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 1,656 g
    ISBN 13: 9781580933223
    ISBN 10: 158093322X

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: AMR
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ARC007000
    B&T Approval Code: A04303000
    BISAC V2.8: HOM003000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: DES010000
    DC22: 747.092
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: NK2004.3.K59 A4 2011
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AMR
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    200 Colour
    Monacelli Press
    Imprint name
    Monacelli Press
    Publication date
    24 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    David Kleinberg founded David Kleinberg Design Associates in 1997. His work has been published in Architectural Digest, House & Garden, House Beautiful, Veranda, and Elle Decor, among other publications.   Chesie Breen is the principal of Chesie Breen & Company, a media and marketing consulting firm, and founding editor of Clover Magazine, an online resource dedicated to interior design, art, fashion, and culture. She is a contributing editor at House Beautiful magazine.  
    Review quote
    "As seen his dazzling new book, " Traditional Now", Kleinberg's signature interiors are both posh and cool, exhibiting a relaxed formality that's glamorous and smart." --"Veranda"