Catherine Bailly Dunne

Catherine Bailly Dunne, ASID
Author of Interior Designing for All Five Senses

Interior Designing for All Five Senses
  • Interior Designing for All Five Senses
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martins Press
  • ISBN: 0-307-44069-9
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“I create lifestyles for a discerning clientele that value individuality and quality; quality of design, an appreciation of the art of sourcing, and a reverence for the best materials.”

- Catherine

My passion is about the “discovery,” said Catherine. “It’s in collaborating with my clients -- and uncovering how their home can truly reflect their unique lives.”

“I create lifestyles for a discerning clientele that value individuality and quality; quality of design, an appreciation of the art of sourcing, and a reverence for the best materials,” said Catherine.

Catherine Bailly Dunne, ASID is an award-winning interior designer that has captivated audiences around the world with her bold and synergistic approach to interior design.

A winner of the prestigious American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Design Competition, Catherine has appeared on countless national television shows, and as the featured guest on news, radio and television shows all around the country. Catherine was honored as the National Spokesperson for the American Furniture Manufacture Association.

Catherine has designed extraordinary homes for many of the most notable clientele in cities across America, while equally comfortable designing historic hotels.

Catherine uses a global palette to draw from; traveling from China, South America, Thailand, Canada, to every exceptional nook of Europe, and all the unique destinations in the United States – to uncover ideas and treasures to express her clientele’s personalities and lifestyles.

“From China’s small villages to Paris’ antique shops, it is all about the mix and the thrill of the hunt,” said Catherine. “From exotic textiles of Thailand to contemporary furniture in Helsinki, giving a home a global perspective always makes it more interesting and personal.”

As an author, Catherine’s “Interior Designing for All Five Senses” has become a definitive design book referenced by design schools around the world. “I love that,” Oprah Winfrey said on the Oprah Show, enthusiastically discussing Catherine’s book. “Catherine’s book will bring you closer to the peaceful haven you crave,” Oprah said.

Catherine Bailly Dunne was educated at Parson’s School of Design in New York City, and continued her extensive studies in Los Angeles and Paris. Catherine also teaches design at UCLA, and his currently working on her second book.

Catherine Bailly Dunne’s
Six Golden Rules

The process of "decorating" involves many different talents. You need imagination, the ability to dream up a "look". There's mathematics, too: measuring furniture, and making a floor plan. Then there are those
endless questions: Where should I start? What fabrics? What colors? How much money and time is this going to take? In short, what exactly needs to be done to make this place look better? To get going, I always use my Six Golden Rules. These rules will give you direction and launch the job. Use them, and I guarantee your house will take on that extra something that gives it spark and sparkle. These principles will permeate the pages
of the book.

  • Design for all five senses
  • Create a focal point in every room
  • Make your home a mirror of your soul
  • Respect the style of your home
  • Subtracting is often adding
  • There is no such thing as a small room