Greg Natale’s wonderful book, The Tailored Interior, launches today, and we couldn’t be more excited! I’m a long time fan of Greg’s and he was one of the first interior designers I interviewed for this blog more than three years ago. I have come to know Greg and his award-winning work well so I was very honoured last year, when he asked if I’d help him with his first (of many, I’m sure) book. As a writer and an interiors addict, it was a bit of a dream come true, and to finally see this book in all its hard cover glory is such a thrill (it just wasn’t the same in Word doc and PDF format)! It’s out today and call me biased, but I thoroughly recommend you buy a copy!
It’s a given that this book is full of stunning imagery (by renowned interiors photographer, Anson Smart) but what’s really exciting is that almost all of it has never been published or seen anywhere before. I know keeping this work, which he is extremely proud of, under wraps, was a big challenge for Greg, but I think he made the right call. I expect people will be surprised and impressed by the way in which Greg’s work has evolved. While it’s still clearly his style, it really has moved on and I think it’s exciting and a real treat for readers.
It’s not just pretty pictures either, although we all love them! Having worked on the words with Greg, I learned so much, which I am now constantly applying to my own home! Whether it’s contrast, scale, colour and pattern, cohesion or even just the starting point that has you baffled, you can learn from Greg’s easy to follow advice, tips and tricks. There’s also a great directory of places to shop, both here in Australia, overseas and online. The foreword is by the fabulous Jonathan Adler.
To celebrate the book launch today (published by Hardie Grant and available in all good book shops), Greg has exclusively shared with us these seven images (above) from the book featuring styled vignettes, which he hopes will give you some inspiration for this month’s Instagram challenge, which also starts today. Thanks, Greg!