Media and Publications

We have been featured in, or have written for, many international publications including Architectural Digest, Elle Decoration, Period Living, BBC Homes and Antiques, Bilan Luxes and Figaro Madame. Click on thumbnails below to read full story.

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Penang: Through Gilded Doors

A sumptuous celebration of an extraordinary destination, Penang: Through Gilded Doors (Areca Books) reveals the island as never before. In this book writer Julia de Bierre and photographer James Bain Smith, share artistic vision and insider's knowledge, guiding the discerning traveller and captivating those already familiar with one of Malaysia's best-preserved treasures. The book is now in second edition and is also available in French.

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Restoration Recipes

Restoration Recipes, a best selling book on restoration techniques (pub. Quadrille) is now into 2nd edition and is translated into seven languages.



Chateau de Lucens: A Portrait

This book presents one of Switzerland’s most magnificent ancient Castles, which Julia de Bierre restored, decorated and curated for over a decade. While living in the Castle, she created ‘Castle Workshops’ with virtuoso artist James Bain Smith.


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