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Living Modern Tropical

A Sourcebook of Stylish Interiors

Richard Powers

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The ultimate visual resource for contemporary tropical living, featuring scores of glorious interiors from tropical regions


The ‘modern’ space is so much more than simply ‘modernist’. It embraces clean lines, sophisticated colour combinations, outdoor rooms, great design objects and open areas for relaxing and eating. Living Modern Tropical applies these attributes to the lifestyles in tropical climates, where the expression of modern living has found its natural home.

Wherever you live, this visual sourcebook of contemporary interiors in the tropics offers hundreds of photographs and design ideas that will provide inspiration for every room in the house.

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'Exotic escapism … a wonderful tome, featuring scores of glorious interiors from the tropical regions'
Mail on Sunday

'You may not have views over Byron Bay in New South Wales or space for a ‘jungle catwalk’ just outside your living room, but there is still plenty to be gleaned from this photographic tour of modern homes in tropical locations'
Daily Telegraph

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 26.0 x 23.5 cm

Extent: 288 pp

Illustrations: 490

Publication date: 28 August 2012

ISBN: 9780500516409

Contents List

Nature: plants & planting, views, interiorscapes, setting • Architecture: indoor-outdoor, hillside, multilevel, open plan, natural partitions • Outdoors: rooms, terraces, patios, gardens, courtyards, paths & walkways, balconies • Elements: stairs, storage, lighting, windows/skylights, doors & screens • Function: living, lounging, cooking and dining, entertaining, working, bathing, sleeping • Light: shaded, filtered, soft, dappled, layered/ indirect, pure • Furniture: bright, exotic, built-in, modern, outdoor, wood • Details: bold, white, natural, pattern, art & objects, texture, fabrics • Materials: wood, tiles, glass, stone, brick, metal, mixed • Water: swimming, reflecting, ponds, natural

About the Author

Richard Powers specializes in interiors, architecture and the built environment. His books include The Iconic House, Beyond Bawa and New Natural Home, all published by Thames & Hudson.

Phyllis Richardson has published numerous books on lifestyle, interiors and building, including multiple volumes of the ‘StyleCity’ travel series.

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Phyllis Richardson

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