Inspiration Beyond Style
- ISBN 9780500516867
- 28.00 x 25.00 cm
- 652 Illustrations, 652 in colour
- First published 2013
The ultimate inspiration for anyone wanting to foster their own style
Here is a collection of ‘real homes’ that are a reflection of their owners’ personalities rather than a homage to current trends.
Through her sensitive and perceptive photographs, Solvi dos Santos shows how to make living spaces that satisfy fundamental needs, but are also private works of beauty and self-expression, whether a warehouse in Paris, a converted church in the Hudson Valley, New York, or a farmhouse in Ibiza.
So how do you create a stylish home of your very own? Real Homes takes you through room by room and shows you spaces that are original, functional and aesthetically pleasing, whether through the mixing of materials, periods or genres. What oozes from the pages is an effortless style and a sense of everyday living – pertinent today when many of us are looking at ways to live more simply.
With hundreds of beautiful photographs accompanied by texts from Phyllis Richardson, this book resonates with bold imagination and a refreshingly broad vision of design, appealing to everyone who is seeking inspiration and a source of ideas for creating a home that breaks away from the stereotypical, sterile approach – one that is both a place with spirit and has that essential spirit of place.
Solvi dos Santos is one of the world’s best-known lifestyle photographers. Her many publications
include Simply Contemporary, Contemporary Natural, Baltic Homes and Great Family Wine Estates of France,
all published by Thames & Hudson.
Phyllis Richardson has written numerous books on lifestyle, interiors and buildings, including Living Modern, the XS series, Contemporary Natural, Living Modern Tropical, and the London and Paris volumes of the StyleCity travel series, all published by Thames & Hudson.