A Romance of East and West: Interiors by Mona Hajj
A luxury volume on a luxury designer, A Romance of East and West presents the residential work of Baltimore-based interior decorator Mona Hajj.
Characterized by delight and discovery, grandeur, and rustic charm, Hajj's work spans a wide range of historic periods and styles. Her interiors combine a far-reaching global vision with an American emphasis on elegance, comfort, and simplicity.
Born in West Africa and educated in Europe, Lebanon, and the United States, Mona Hajj brings a truly eclectic aesthetic to her interiors. Since founding Mona Hajj Interiors in 1990, she has produced a body of work that is grounded in classicism yet influenced by modern-day styles and ways of living. Her international background inspires the work in myriad ways, from the inclusion of a Syrian chest of drawers to a reference to Moroccan ceramic tiles.
A Romance of East and West features antique European and Middle Eastern textiles from Hajj's personal collection that inspire the use of color and pattern in her work.
About the Author
MONA HAJJ founded her design firm, Mona Hajj Interiors, in Baltimore in 1990. Her work has been published in numerous magazines and has received much recognition.