Interior Design

Windsor Smith Homefront: Design for Modern Living

Mixing glamour with modern practicality, interior designer Windsor Smith’s first book celebrates her elegant, comfortable style. Windsor Smith’s aesthetic was once described as "unbuttoned elegance, like a taffeta dress worn with bare feet." In her first book, Smith—a traditionalist who likes to realize classic themes in a new way—shares her fresh vision for modern life. Each chapter reflects one of her unique philosophies for creating beautiful, livable spaces, expressed through the homes she designs. Themes include how to bring balance—an essential ingredient to a beautiful, functional home—into rooms and spaces, as well as how to successfully combine new belongings with treasures from the past to create homes that reflect where we have come from, as well as where we wish to go. Whether it is repurposing a neglected dining room or expanding the role of the kitchen, Windsor Smith Homefront will guide readers to reclaiming their home’s best spaces and remaking them to suit a modern life.

About The Author

Named by Veranda as one of the top 25 design influencers in their twenty-five-year history, Windsor Smith has created iconic homes for leaders in the entertainment and business worlds. She has a wide array of licenses, including furniture, fabric, lighting, decorative accessories, and rugs, for such industry leaders as Kravet, Century Furniture, and Arteriors. Smith also started the revolutionary online decorating service Windsor Smith Room in a Box. Gwyneth Paltrow is an Academy Award–winning actress, the founder of the lifestyle website GOOP, and the author of the best-selling cookbooks My Father’s Daughter and It’s All Good.

  • Publish Date: April 07, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9 x 12
  • Pages: 256
  • US Price: $50.00
  • CDN Price: $50.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-4362-6


"Every page of this book is a source of inspiration that you will reach for again and again in adding a sense of modernity to your home, most especially for the livable beauty of each project."

"[Windsor Smith's] fresh vision guides you to making the most out of your home's best spaces."