Contributor biographical information for 101 Things I Hate About Your House : A Premier Designer Takes You on a Room-by-Room Tour to Transform Your Home from Faux Pas to Fabulous / James Swan with Carol Beggy ; Illustrated by Stanley A. Meyer.

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James Swan has built an eighteen-year career crafting classically influenced interiors across the United States for clients who have included captains of industry, movie studio heads, investment bankers, and real estate developers. He has contributed to the design of numerous show houses, including interiors for the Junior League of Boston's Decorators' Show House. He was recognized with the VOX/Out Designer of the Year award, and has been featured in House & Garden, House Beautiful, and the Los Angeles Times. He is consistently in the media spotlight with speaking engagements, regular guest spots on national radio programs, and appearances on HGTV's Homes Across America. He opened his own firm in Beverly Hills in 1999. His design collaboration with Ballard Designs, a twenty-five year old multichannel retailer of classically inspired home furnishings and accessories, is the first of its kind for the company. Visit his blog at

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
House furnishings.
Interior decoration.