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Inside The Most Amazing Homes From the Past Century

A must-read for any interior design aficionado with over 400 rooms by and for Coco Chanel, Yves Klein, Dimore Studio, David Chipperfield, and other legends.
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Following Phaidon's The Art Book and The Fashion Book, two of the publishing house's bestselling titles and indispensable resources for aficionados, comes Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century. Surprisingly, it is the first Phaidon title devoted to interior design. Organized alphabetically, the 402 rooms span from 1903 to 2017 and include not only interior designers, but also architects, fashion designers, artists, and writers. "The idea was to offer a compendium of the rooms that interior design people talk about when they talk about the most interesting rooms in the past century," said editor William Norwich."

Some were done by professional designers, many are the expressions of stylish people living with the things they love. All have made great impressions on others. And then there are the great patrons of interior decorating, such as Lee Radziwill, Marella Agnelli, and Bill Blass who created splendid houses and apartments." For a sneak preview of the fabulous rooms, scroll down. Interiors comes out May 22 and will be available at major retailers and online.

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COCO CHANEL


The salon of Chanel's private residence in Paris, completed in the 1920s.

DIMORE STUDIO


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A Saint Germain Studio living room for a private client in Paris, completed 2015.

DAVID CHIPPERFIELD


The Fayland House bathroom in Chiltern Hills, England, completed 2013.

YVES KLEIN


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The living room in Klein's Paris home, completed 1949.

ITALO ROTA


The Rota residence living room in Milan, completed in 2013.

KARL LAGERFELD


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The bathroom in Lagerfeld's Rome house, completed in the 1990s.

TONY DUQUETTE & HUTTON WILKINSON


The salon at Palazzo Brandolini for Mr. & Mrs. John N. Rosekrans Jr. in Venice, Italy, completed in the 1980s.

JULIA MORGAN


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The Doge's suite in Hearst Castle for William Randolph Hearst, San Simeon, California, completed in 1947.

ASHLEY HICKS


The Albany living room in London, completed in 2015.

INTERIORS: THE GREATEST ROOMS OF THE CENTURY


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Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century will be available May 22.

*This article originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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