the world of interiors, the premier interior design london based magazines december 2011 issue marks a momentous anniversary- 30 years of bringing together things that are the best of their kind! inspired interiors that are chic, stylish and refined!
to celebrate, the editor-in- chief, rupert thomas (only the second editor in 30 years, astounding in and of itself), decided the project of covering three decades would best be managed by creating nine chapters based around 9 types of rooms- bedrooms, sitting rooms, dining rooms, artists studios, kitchens, gardens, entrances, offices and bathrooms.
on a much smaller scale, i just did a series of posts on rooms, also had to sift and edit, however,much easier than having the job of distilling 350 issues, 54,000 pages and 3,000 odd features. i can’t even imagine the magnitude, pressure and importance of this exercise.
before i started writing this post i thought it would have been great to have these rooms as material for my favorite rooms posts a few weeks ago, but now, as i write this i’m drawn to a singular story and to what “the world of interiors” is all about- ‘classic interiors interiors’- those places that define the title by being precisely of their time yet simultaneously of enduring relevance, inspiration and charm.
the material of “the world of interiors” is in a whole other league. they offer up beauty, elegance and style in every issue, but more importantly, they allow the places to be what they are, not fluffed, not standardized, not imposing. real, unique, special- truly authentic! deserving of a special tribute and requiring a story of it’s own!
a 30 year story about different, unique, one-of-a kind special places united by a sense of authenticity- what 30 years of “the world of interiors” is all about- what this story is all about! happy anniversary!