Textile designer Lisa Fine shares the many sources of inspiration for her coveted hand-printed linens and her personal interior design aesthetic
In Near & Far, Lisa Fine invites us into her homes in Dallas, New York, and Paris and then takes us along as she visits the places and people who have been her greatest sources of inspiration. Among her favored treasures are the Mughal palaces and gardens of India, the 18th-century home of Carl Linnaeus in Sweden, the whitewashed retreat of interior designer John Stefanidis on Patmos, the idyllic country house and garden of London-based designer Penny Morrison, and the storied house in the Tangier Casbah belonging to collectors Jamie Creel and Marco Scarani. Evocatively photographed by Miguel Flores-Vianna and with a foreword by style editor Deborah Needleman, Near & Far not only provides a trove of design ideas, but also offers advice for anyone interested in giving full expression to their personal style.
“Lisa Fine visits tastemakers’ homes around the globe in her book, revealing kaleidoscopic pastiches of pattern and colour.”House & Home—
“The designer reveals here the places about which she is most passionate and from which she derives much inspiration.”Milieu—
“For the ultimate vintage and antique treasure inspiration, Lisa Fine has perfected the art of curated home collections. She shares some of her greatest influences from around the world, and takes readers into her homes in Dallas, New York, and Paris in Near & Far: Interiors I Love.”Chairish—
“Divided into three sections, Flowers, Colletors & Faraway Places, these interiors reflect the distinct personalities of their owners. Readers will relish in Fine’s many rules of decorating such as, ‘Don’t be afraid of prints and pattern, and ‘imperfections make a room interesting.’”Luxe—
“Lisa Fine’s new book [is] a stunning compendium of interiors that inspire her work.”Veranda—
AD Pro—“In her new book the Mississippi-born textile designer leads readers through both her own far-flung homes and ones in which she has found inspiration around the globe.”
“Textile designer and India expert Lisa Fine has great style. It’s no surprise that her new book, Near & Far: Interiors I Love is a volume filled with dream-worthy spaces from all over the world.”Forbes.com—
“Textile designer Lisa Fine is a Mississippi native. But her new book “Near & Far” takes us inside her homes in Paris, Dallas and New York, as well as out into the world—from Scandinavia to the Far East—to visit the people (Lee Radziwill!) and places (Tangier!) that inspire her designs.”New York Post—
“Before she launched her textile business, Lisa Fine had a long stint as a design magazine editor. At this position, she was given a front-row seat to some of the world’s best interiors. And through her editorial eye, she now shares with us those homes that have inspired her own homes as well as her textile designs.”Forbes.com—
“Textile designer Lisa Fine stretches way beyond her native Mississippi to tap into colors and patterns from Scandinavia, India, Turkey and the Near and Far East. . . . Her book is filled with photos that represent her ideal of beautiful places.”Houston Chronicle—
About The Author:
Mississippi-born Lisa Fine is the founder of Lisa Fine Textiles, a line of hand-printed linens sold in showrooms worldwide. Miguel Flores-Vianna is the author and photographer of Haute Bohemians. His photography appears regularly in T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Architectural Digest, The World of Interiors, and Cabana.
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