Interior designer Mariette Himes Gomez has been at the forefront of her profession for more than twenty-five years. In 1975, she opened her own Manhattan firm, Gomez Associates, which is known for very livable rooms with clean lines and clear architectural definition. She was named one of the House Beautiful Giants of Design in 2004 and honored as a Dean of American Design by Architectural Digest in 2005. Gomez's work has been published in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, the New York Times, and Town & Country. Her line of furniture, the Mariette Himes Gomez Collection for the Hickory Chair Company, is available in stores throughout the country and in her own store, The Shop, in New York City. The author of the bestselling Rooms and Houses, she lives in New York City and on Long Island, New York.