Decors Barbares The Enchanting Interiors of Nathalie Farman-Farma

Decors Barbares

The Enchanting Interiors of Nathalie Farman-Farma


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  • Publication Date: September 15, 2020
  • Imprint: Vendome Press
  • Trim Size: 10 x 12
  • ISBN: 9780865653894
  • Page Count: 240
  • Illustrations: 225 color photographs
  • Rights: US and Canada

An enchanting design bible showcasing textile designer Nathalie Farman-Farma’s much sought-after bohemian-inspired interior stylings

A refreshing antidote to the contrived nature of much contemporary interior design, the textiles and decoration of Nathalie Farman-Farma have gained a devoted following among celebrity and socialite clients for their folkloric charm and romantic exuberance. Drawing on the enchantment of fairy tales and cultures spanning Persia, Central Asia, and Russia, Farman-Farma creates exquisitely detailed fabrics and uses them to conjure interiors infused with warmth and natural charisma. Farman-Farma’s townhouse and studio in London and her family homes in Connecticut and Lake Tahoe feature in this captivating volume, forming the backdrop for her Décors Barbares range of fabrics, as well as her vast collection of antique textiles, costumes, and jewelry.


"Décors Barbares costars [Farman-Farma’s] personal spaces from the atelier at her London residence to an 1890s house in Greenwich, Connecticut. The addresses may be far-flung, but each celebrates her Silk Road chic with a spirited marriage of the vibrant palettes of Central Asia to the plum silhouettes of 19th-century Europe.”
Architectural Digest
“Of all the big-gun design books coming out this season, none has been more hotly anticipated than that of the textile designer and alchemist Nathalie Farman-Farma. The pages of Décors Barbares: The Enchanting Interiors of Nathalie Farman-Farma depict a world of pattern upon pattern, of nostalgia for a past that Mongiardino made grand, Zeffirelli made fantastical, but only Nathalie made sweet, cool, and relatable.”
Elle Décor
“In devising the opulent fabrics and textiles for her company, Décors Barbares, Nathalie Farman-Farma often looks to fairytales for inspiration, as well as particular regions of the world, such as Persia, Central Asia, and Russia. . . . Her interiors are real-life fairytales.”
“Maximalists will drool over Nathalie Farman-Farma’s richly-layered interiors, swathed in the patterns of her fabric house, Décors Barbares.”
House Beautiful
Nathalie Farman-Farma draws from ancient Eastern and Western influences with scholarly respect and stylish abandon.”
T: The New York Times Style Magazine
“A deep well of references and a wonderful eye for color lie at the heart of this book from Nathalie Farman-Farma, the much sought-after decorator and textile designer.”
“Farman-Farma welcomes readers into her own family homes. Spanning from London to Connecticut to the shores of Lake Tahoe, the rooms she has created allow viewers to travel further still thanks to her rich and worldly array of inspiration.”
Architectural Digest
“Featuring her London townhouse and studio, as well as her family homes in Connecticut and Lake Tahoe, this volume goes inside the mind and mesmerizing spaces of the designer and her delectable Décors Barbares range of fabrics, antique textiles, costumes and jewelry.”
“Décors Barbares features the author’s own homes, where her folkloric textiles and romantic decoration are on full display.”

About the author

Nathalie Farman-Farma was raised in Paris and Greenwich, Connecticut. She studied at Brown and Columbia before working as associate editor for The New Yorker. She founded her studio, Décors Barbares, in 2010 in London, where she lives with her husband, Amir, and their two children. Miguel Flores-Vianna has been a photographer, writer, and editor for more than 20 years. His work is regularly published in AD and Cabana. He lives in London.

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