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Beth Webb: An Eye for Beauty: Rooms That Speak to the Senses

Written by Beth Webb, Foreword by Clinton Smith, Text by Judith Nastir

  • September 19, 2017
  • Hardcover
  • House & Home - Decorating
  • Rizzoli
  • 10 x 12
  • $50.00
  • $67.50
  • 978-0-8478-6020-3

About This Book

The first book from the acclaimed Atlanta interior designer, known for elegantly collected interiors.

Beth Webb believes that regardless of who we are or what kind of style we prefer, beauty and comfort are paramount for any home. Because each room is an environment, her design elevates the everyday by speaking to the five senses. In this lavishly illustrated book, Webb explores the fundamentals of creating a home in which every element we see and touch, and how the room makes us feel, enhance our ability to live well.

Drawing from her background in the fine arts, Webb offers insight into how form, line, and scale render a space timeless and promote a sense of well-being. There should be texture, calm colors, and plenty of visual moments to keep the eye moving. There should be impeccable tailoring and polished details. And most important, there should be soul, meaning that the house must reflect its owners and their evolving lifestyle. Webb gracefully shares ideas, images, and stories illustrating these principles throughout this rich visual resource and design reference.

About the Author

Beth Webb came to the world of interior design via her first career as an art dealer, having received a master’s degree from the Sotheby’s Works of Art Course in London. She has been president and CEO of Beth Webb Interiors for more than twenty years. Her work has been frequently featured in House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Veranda, and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine. She won the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center Award for Southeastern Designer in 2015 and is an active member of the Leaders of Design Council and the Design Leadership Network. Clinton Smith is the editor in chief of Veranda and the author of Veranda The Romance of Flowers and Veranda Entertaining.

Reviews

  • "Although the overall design of a room is important, Webb explains that for her, the real beauty is found in the details. And her book reflects that philosophy, with time and space dedicated to an arrangement of peonies or the embroidery on a billow 'to bring people into the emotionality of the book.'"
    Southern Home

    " '–...She had a huge library, she painted, her husband painted...,' recounts the Atlanta-based designer, whose upcoming book Beth Webb: An Eye for Beauty: Rooms That Speak to the Senses (Rizzoli, September 2017) details this whole home and others from her portfolio."
    Architectural Digest

    "Best Books"
    MarkDSikes.com

    "Atlanta designer Beth Webb achieves a harmonious balance between comfort and elegance with her approach to gracious living."
    Southern Lady 

    "Webb’s interiors reflect the sure hand and sharp eye of someone who understands form, line, color, and balance. The serene sanctuaries she creates have an effortless feel that should not be mistaken for a decorator on autopilot."
    Flower Magazine

    “We use them in media rooms, living rooms, dining rooms, mudrooms and foyers,” said Beth Webb, an Atlanta-based interior designer whose book “An Eye for Beauty: Rooms That Speak to the Senses” (Rizzoli) is out this September. “It’s one of the most versatile pieces in our arsenal."
    The New York Times 

    "Webb focuses on all the senses to create an experience for her homeowners that makes them feel content and nourished in their homes. And that is evident on every page."
    Design Chic

    "Drawing on her background in fine arts, she explains how color, texture and a variety of visual moments can impact the design of the room, but ultimately the design should reflect the owners and their lifestyle."
    EditorAtLarge.com

    "Beth Webb: An Eye For Beauty is Atlanta based designer Beth Webb’s first book (oh, Beth, let thy beautiful eye create many more!) which features the most sumptuously beautiful and comforting spaces with traditional decor you can imagine."
    Hello Lovely

    "Beth Webb’s unique approach to home decor will have you seeing your space in a whole new way—think all five senses of sight, touch, scent, hearing, and taste. Sounds weird? Maybe, but that’s what makes it oh-so special."
    Domino

    "Beth Webb’s book is filled with so many appealing images that showcase her take on utilizing space in a home and creating and designing rooms that are appealing to the senses. Beth fosters a strong belief in the old-fashioned cliché that “less is more” and refers to having a balance of “the precious and the practical” for everyday living."
    Charming Chelsey

    "On My Bookshelf: Fall Must-Haves"
    La Dolce Vita Blog
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