Stephen Sills: A Vision for Design

Stephen Sills
Written with David Netto
Foreword by Tina Turner
In conversation with Martha Stewart





Stephen Sills—named a Titan of Design by Elle Décor as well as a ‘Dean of American Design’ by AD—returns with a third spectacular book.

Stephen Sills is a true icon, recognized as a unique artistic voice in the design world. He is renowned for his ability to design not just innovative and beautiful rooms but to establish an allpervading atmosphere of luxury and calm. The new book is an in-depth look at several of Sill’s most recent projects, absolutely stunning homes located in New York City, Florida, the Hamptons, and Connecticut, as well as Stephen’s own homes. Each story begins with mood boards that explain the inspiration for each house. The houses are bookended by essays on topics important to Stephen, including Architecture, Craft, Landscape, and types of rooms, from Primary to Functional to Connective Spaces. It also includes a reflection on the evolution of Sill’s style, including his passion for material innovation and advice for the reader on how to continuously educate the eye.

The book is rich with creative collaborators: a foreword by one of Sills’ longtime clients, Tina Turner; text by David Netto, himself an AD100 designer; and a conversation on gardens with Stephen’s longtime friend and neighbor, Martha Stewart. It will serve as an invaluable resource for all design lovers and students.

The first book to focus on the solo residential work of the visionary interior decorator Stephen Sills. Simultaneously classical and modern, Stephen Sills’s design work is a dialogue between past and present. Filled with luxurious fabrics, furnishings from across centuries, and unusual finishes, his work is polished, seemingly effortless, and quietly rich, with a muted color palette that serves as a brilliant foil for modern art. In this striking, meditative volume, the follow-up to his best-selling book Dwellings, Sills presents sixteen breathtaking homes, gorgeously photographed by the legendary François Halard, in locations as varied as a penthouse on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, a modern Aspen retreat, an estate on the North Shore of Long Island, and his own country house in Bedford, New York (dubbed the “chicest house in America” by Karl Lagerfeld). Common to them all is a sense of atmosphere, point of view, and soul-the sense of a master craftsman at work.