Women with savoir faire and verve, women who inform and inspire, women who know how to get what they want out of a room - Designing Women takes a fresh look at sixteen contemporary trendsetters. The exclusive group includes Muriel Brandolini, Mariette Himes Gomez, Tricia Guild, Victoria Hagan, Holly Hunt, Charlotte Moss, and Catherine Memmi - innovators whose highly individual styles have strongly influenced the direction of design. In this inspirational book, these icons of interior decoration lead by example: Striking portraits of their personal surroundings reveal how they bring their professional philosophies home. Showcasing the designers' own homes, author Margaret Russell outlines a variety of design approaches to particular rooms, taking into account such elements as scale, fabrics and furnishings, and color and texture. A resource list provides contact information for the designers' favorite sources.