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Art A n interior designer might create a beautiful room, but when the project is photographed for a magazine, catalog, or a brand, it's the stylist who makes the images come alive. With perfectly placed objects or a wave of blooming peach branches arching against a light-drenched wall, the room now sings with life and a point of view. As the go-to interiors stylist for top publications and brands, Colin King is credited with shaping the style of modern American design with an aesthetic that is at once lush of the Still Life Colin King is one of the most sought-after interiors stylists in the country. With a new furniture collection for The Future Perfect and a book on his work published by Rizzoli, his star is soaring. By Rebecca Sherman and spare. His skyrocketing career keeps him incredibly busy, with a travel schedule that allows him only a handful of days at home each month in his Tribeca loft, which also doubles as his studio. Clients include Elle Decor and T magazine, and he's styled some 50 stories for Architectural Digest, including the homes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Nate Berkus, Drake, Kirsten Dunst, and Kerry Washington. He's also a frequent collaborator with West Elm, Anthropologie, Zara Home, and Crate & Barrel, designing furniture collections for those brands along with styling the photo shoots that feature his work. King developed a memorable photographic narrative for Roman and Williams Guild — a persimmon velvet sofa set wistfully in a field of tall wildflowers, a tableau of objects drenched in shadows and light. Recently he launched a line for Beni Rugs and a tabletop collection for the Danish furniture manufacturer Menu; his new furniture collection for design gallery The Future Perfect is a riff on King's past training as a professional dancer and emerged from a running dialogue between King and The Future Perfect's founder, David Alhadeff. The longtime friends and collaborators have worked on countless photo shoots together, with King imbuing the gallery's interiors with the kind of poetically spare aesthetic he's known for. His first book, Arranging Things, published by Rizzoli and co-authored with Samuel Cochran, appeared last spring. King never COURTESY THE FUTURE PERFECT Colin King's collection for The Future Perfect, Variations, is named for a series of performances by dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham. 72

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