Décors Barbares

The Enchanting Interiors of Nathalie Farman-Farma


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Nathalie Farman-Farma


A refreshing antidote to the contrived nature of much contemporary interior design, the textiles and decoration of Nathalie Farman-Farma have gained a devoted following among celebrity and socialite clients for their folkloric charm and romantic exuberance. Drawing on the enchantment of fairytales and a history of material culture spanning Persia, Central Asia and Russia, Farman-Farma employs traditional printmaking techniques to create exquisitely detailed fabrics, which she uses to conjure interiors infused with warmth and natural charisma.

Farman-Farma’s townhouse and studio in London and her family homes in Connecticut and Lake Tahoe feature in this captivating volume, forming the backdrop for her Décors Barbares range of fabrics, as well as her vast collection of antique textiles, costumes and jewellery.

Vogue has called Farman-Farma ‘the textile designer you need to know’. Her clients include Lauren Santo Domingo, Tory Burch and influential interior designer David Netto, who writes the foreword to this book.

Additional information

Weight 1922 g
Dimensions 26.6 x 31.4 cm
Publisher name The Vendome Press
Publication date 17 September 2020
Number of pages 256
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by Miguel Flores-Vianna, Foreword by David Netto
Dimensions 26.6 x 31.4 cm
Weight 1922 g


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Nathalie Farman-Farma was raised in Paris, France, and Greenwich, Connecticut. She studied classics at Brown and Columbia before working as associate editor for The New Yorker. She founded her studio, Décors Barbares, in 2010 in London, where she lives with her husband Amir and their two children.

Miguel Flores-Vianna has been a photographer, writer and editor for more than 20 years. His books include A Wandering Eye (Vendome) and Haute Bohemians (Vendome), named design book of the year by T magazine. His photography is regularly published in AD and Cabana. He lives in London.