More is More is More!

Congratulations Carl Dellatore for yet another remarkable book for Rizzoli Books, “MORE is MORE is MORE: Today’s Maximalist Interiors”. And for a jam-packed book launch and signing @rizzolibookstore with countless leaders of the Interior Design industry.

There is one quality all these incarnations of maximalist design have in common: There must be an element of surprise. Maximalist interiors always create a certain frisson, a sense of amazement, a gleeful jolt for the visitor. When you enter a maximalist room, the question remains, How did the designer ever think of that? To achieve surprise, creativity is a necessity.

A surreal moment seeing the Rizzoli bookstore windows today with Carl Dellatore’s work on center stage!

Thank you Dara Caponigro and Schumacher for all the fabrics!

And thank you upholsterer extraordinaire Mario Villimar for the folding screens and slipcovers!


Photo by @carldellatore

We are thrilled to be included in the book with a double page full bleed spread of our Greenwich Village dining room with an incredible mural by @kmartinpaulsen.





8 Outstanding Design Books – Holiday Gift Ideas

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I LOVE books, especially inspiring books on design and design history!

And I love to give books to friends, clients, family and my staff in the holiday season.

My own library was started in earnest over 30 years ago – and now includes many books in my office, my apartment in Brooklyn Heights and at my still-pretty-new-very-old house in Connecticut.

I looked through my library to find eight books – new, not-so-new, and old – that I think are true gems that would make excellent gifts!