Collected Interiors: Rooms That Tell a Story
Modern maximalist designer Philip Mitchell reveals his talent for blending collections, family heirlooms, contemporary art, and accessories in visually creative environments that are brimming with personality, color, authenticity, and warmth.
The elegant, clean classicism of Philip Mitchell’s style is on full display in these homes, where he masterfully incorporates a wide-ranging mix of antiques, vintage collectibles, and contemporary pieces—everything from inherited furniture collections to modern art—in rooms that are filled with memories and warmth. As a master of what he calls modern maximalism, Mitchell embraces the challenge of taking wonderful things that a homeowner already has and making more of them. Once Mitchell has established a connecting thread among a variety of disparate pieces—whether through finish, material, scale, color, texture, or line—he starts the process of building the relationships that bring a space to life.
Brilliant photographs take readers on in-depth tours of nine homes, ranging from an elegant Upper East Side pied-à-terre to a classic cottage on the water in Nova Scotia. Mitchell’s personal narrative in elegant text enlightens, while his takeaways accompanying each home help readers understand how to blend new and old, mix colors and patterns, and fill a home with an eclectic mix that is truly their own.
Praise for Collected Interiors: Rooms That Tell a Story
"Philip Mitchell is making his debut as an author this fall with Collected Interiors: Rooms That Tell a Story. With a foreword by Bunny Williams and brilliant photos by Annie Schlechter, this first collection of the designer's modern maximalist design aesthetic is sure to be an instant classic for design enthusiasts everywhere. The book offers in-depth tours of nine homes peppered with plenty of applications and takeaways that will help readers develop their own well-collected interiors." —VERANDA.COM
"The curated interiors of Philip Mitchell reveal layered and timeless style on full display in his featured homes-many never-before-published-where he masterfully incorporates a wideranging mix of antiques, vintage collectibles, and contemporary pieces." —SOCIETY TEXAS
"From his mother's green Wedgwood Jasperware, to a vintage collection of paperweights on display in a Kips Bay Showhouse room, to antique door knockers in a client's foyer, the Canada-based interior designer Philip Mitchell gives readers a close-up look at the treasures inside his rooms." —ELLE DECOR
"The designer Philip Mitchell creates layered rooms. He likes a collected approach, highlighting the passions of his clients, weaving a tapestry of their lives through objects found and cherished." —FORBES