Ryan Korban has redefined luxury for a new generation, with an approach to interior design that infuses a timeless sensibility with a sense of lost romance, sex, fantasy, and a strong fashion influence. In this beautiful book filled with more than one hundred full-color photographs, the acclaimed interior designer, who is making a career of translating this aesthetic into elegant, comfortable interiors, shows readers how to achieve a sense of luxury in their homes that is at once glamorous and highly personal.
Each of the book's seven thematic chapters focuses on a key component or influence that is essential to Korban's approach to decorating, and offers numerous sources of inspiration and innovative ideas. Every section also includes an introductory essay that explains his point of view on the subject, followed by a seamless flow of captioned images that expresses it in detail and from various visual perspectives. The photographs of spaces he has designed—including homes for celebrity clients—are complemented by images from fashion, advertising, fine art, and design that will inspire readers with their compelling juxtaposition and enhance the luxurious aesthetic. A Sources section listing Korban's go-to shops for everything from flowers to furniture rounds out this stunning book that is as alluring as the spaces featured within.
With more than 100 full-color photographs throughout
About the Author
Ryan Korban embarked on a career in interior design after graduating from The New School in New York. Without any formal training, he developed his unique aesthetic, characterized by a mix of classic luxury, old-world romance, and urban cool. Drawing on inspirations ranging from Monet paintings to Helmut Newton photographs, he creates seductive, wondrous spaces that surpass trend to redefine traditional design for a new generation. His portfolio includes the homes of prominent figures in the worlds of fashion, film, and music—many of which are included in this book. His work has been profiled in such publications as W, Harper's Bazaar, AD magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.
Karin Nelson is a magazine writer and editor based in New York. She serves as the features editor of W magazine; previously, she was the editor of V magazine. Nelson has also contributed to a range of publications, including Harper's Bazaar, New York magazine, and the New York Times, for which she wrote a biweekly column in the Style section.
Ryan Korban brings a rich and striking vision to his interiors, whether it’s a minimal, graphic space or one with a sensual mix of textures and finishes. These are rooms you never want to leave. — Alexander Wang
Ryan Korban understands that fashion and interior architecture are symbiotically intertwined. The tactile luxury and sleek contemporary chic of the environments that bear his signature are as covetable as this season’s designer must-haves. — Hamish Bowles