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Written by Marianne Hagan
Rizzoli New York

"Every day I make a point to keep my eyes and ears open. I glean inspiration from all areas of my life...If something stirs an idea or emotion in me, chances are it might show up in my work in some form." - Victoria Hagan from the Preface

Called "the most cerebral, the one bound to be influential" by The New York Times at the start of her career, Victoria Hagan has gone on to become one of today's most lauded designers. Since opening Victoria Hagan Interiors in 1991, Hagan now celebrates 20 years with her first book VICTORIA HAGAN: Interior Portraits (Rizzoli, October 2010; $50) that showcases her signature interior design style.

Featuring a wide range of projects, from sophisticated urban residences to casual seaside retreats, the book highlights the hallmarks of Hagan's design aesthetic: her artful integration of architectural elements, refined color palette, bold silhouettes, strong sense of scale and proportion, and unerring attention to every detail. In VICTORIA HAGAN: Interior Portraits reader are also given insight into what inspires Hagan - be it sunlight streaming through a paned window, the ocean, a glimpse of Central Park, a favorite painting, or a historical reference - for a better understanding of what shapes the timeless interiors she creates.

Hagan has been awarded many of the country's top design honors, including Architectural Digest's "Top 100," and her work has been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Elle Decor, Vogue, W, Town & Country, Harper's Bazaar, and House Beautiful. A frequent speaker on design topics. Hagan has also made television appearances on Martha Stewart and Oprah. In 2004, she was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame.

With a goal of "creating environments that allow her clients to feel elevated in the presence of beauty" the interiors Hagan composes honor both the architecture and the landscape of the individual project, as well as reflecting her own personal mantra - "I just like to make happy homes." VICTORIA HAGAN: Interior Portraits offers a look into the elegant range of magnificent interiors that document this design superstar's oeuvre and is sure to inspire design professionals and novice decorators alike.

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