The playboy: salvaged splendour; city rustic; vertical harmony; modern mooring; elemental elegance; urban retro; pure perfection. The gentleman: timeless opulence; contemporary classical; darkness & light. The aesthete: sumptuous simplicity; rustic retreat; urban distinction; exquisite alchemy; sculpted sophistication.
SALLY GRIFFITHS started writing after her own home was featured in British House & Garden almost twenty years ago. Since then, the London-based freelancer has written several books, including The English Country Cottage and Nina Campbell on Decorating, and contributes to magazines around the world. In partnership with her son, Mark Griffiths, she now runs a photographic library called Red Cover.
An intriguing peek at what men aspire to when left to design their homes themselves, free from feminine frilliness and habits. But not just any men. These are the rich, the famous, the talented, the artistic, the wealthy and the playboy with homes ranging from Suffolk cottages to London lofts, converted bakeries to Parisienne apartments, all tastefully decorated in their owner's individual styles. From combined office/homes to country retreats, they display a masculinity often gently tinged with an unexpected femininity. Not all black leather and minimalist but artfully cluttered and classically stylish reflecting the men's talents, passions and needs. A fascinating, lavishly illustrated book on a unique subject for men and women alike. - Lucy Watson