NANCY BRAITHWAITE: SIMPLICITY

Nancy Braithwaite started her interior design firm in 1969 in Atlanta. Over her forty-year career, her work has graced the pages of many magazines. 

In the world of interior design, Nancy Braithwaite is known for her devotion to the principle that has always guided her work: simplicity. 

While her work varies from art deco to country, the underlying rules remain the same: luxuriously minimalist.

In her work every element should strive to be simple and powerful without compromise, and every room must have a level of power that comes from proportion, repetition of elements and subtleties of color.

In Braithwaite’s world, excess is not opulent. Simplicity is opulent. 

In her long awaited first book, Braithwaite takes the reader deep into her philosophy of living.

Divided into five sections, the book begins with her manifesto on simplicity and the aspects of design used to achieve it, including architecture, scale, color, texture, pattern, and composition. She then presents three categories of style—country, classic, and contemporary—and explains and illustrates each with iconic rooms from her portfolio. Finally, she presents several houses as case studies, displaying the power of these principles in action and emphasizing the importance of craftsmanship in design. 

Posted in News on 06 November 2014

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