The Way We Live

The Way We Live

With the Things We Love

  1. Stafford Cliff
  2. Photographs by Gilles de Chabaneix
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  • ISBN 9780500514610
  • 23.50 x 22.00 cm
  • PLC (with jacket)
  • 256pp
  • 296 Illustrations, 296 in colour
  • First published 2009
‘A veritable smorgasbord of eclectic inspiration … Filled with ideas for the magpie within you’ – House & Garden
‘A fabulous reference point for those craving a comfy-chic setting and lived-in aesthetic’– The Essential Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom Magazine

Collecting is an art form, and our homes are the intimate museums where we display our treasures – and with them, aspects of ourselves. Stafford Cliff and Gilles de Chabaneix offer a fascinating compilation of images that celebrate the ways in which we integrate our favourite decorative objects into our homes.

From the lavish display of expensive and cherished antiques to the imaginative use of found objects, the collection showcases Gilles de Chabaneix’s gift for photographing revealing remarkable interiors throughout the world.

Flea Market The display and storage of street market finds
Tribal Decoration and detail from ethnic art around the world
Art Home Imaginative displays of prints, photographs, paintings and sculpture
Antiques The best use of your most treasured possessions
Religious The decorative iconography of votive images and artefacts
Rustic The charm of found objects from nature
Kitchenalia Pre-plastic-era culinary paraphernalia and its decorative possibilities

The Way We Live With the Things We Love is for decorators, collectors and anyone who believes that beauty is in the details, and that every stone, stool or statue tells a story.

Stafford Cliff was formerly Creative Director of the Conran Design Group in London. He is the co-author and art director of Style book series, also published by Thames & Hudson.
Gilles de Chabaneix was for many years one of France's most prominent photographers of design and lifestyle.