Interior Design

Heart and Home: Rooms That Tell Stories

Innovative tastemakers from the worlds of interior design, architecture, fashion, and art open their doors to show us how to fill our homes with personal flair. Heart and Home: Rooms That Tell Stories offers a panorama of the varieties of forward-looking interior design today—from an eclectic, book-filled New York loft in a 1920s factory building to an updated and art-filled "Old Hollywood" estate in Beverly Hills to a supremely serene haveli in Udaipur, India, and more—but all imbued with character, originality, and personal meaning for their creative and visionary inhabitants, providing inspiration to us all. Author Linda O’Keeffe gives an intimate tour of the domiciles of some of the most celebrated and innovative figures in the worlds of interior design, architecture, fashion, and art. Here, home is defined as an emotionally arresting space that nurtures and inspires creative forces such as interior designer Kelly Wearstler; architects Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown; fashion designer Wolfgang Joop; John Jay, creative director of Wieden + Kennedy; antiques dealer Ray Azoulay; glassware designer Deborah Ehrlich and wood sculptor Christopher Kurtz; architect and interior designer Lee Ledbetter; and furniture and interior designers Gene Meyer and Frank de Biasi, among others.

About The Author

Noted design editor and writer Linda O’Keeffe has been involved in design for over three decades, including sixteen years as the creative director at Metropolitan Home magazine. She currently contributes to a variety of shelter and architecture publications, lectures, moderates panels, and appears regularly on radio and television design programs. She is the author of Brilliant: White in Design and Shoes: A Celebration of Pumps, Sandals, Slippers & More.

  • Publish Date: September 16, 2014
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $55.00
  • CDN Price: $55.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-4364-0

Reviews

“Ever wonder what the homes of top taste-makers look like? Linda O’Keeffe explores the concepts behind the design choices of such luminaries as architect Lee Ledbetter, fashion designer Wolfgang Joop, and interior and fashion designer Kelly Wearstler.” –Boston Magazine

“In Heart and Home: Rooms That Tell Stories, innovative tastemakers from the worlds of interior design, architecture, fashion and art open their doors to show readers how to fill their homes with personal flair. The book offers a panorama of forward-looking interiors—from an eclectic, book­filled New York loft in a 1920s factory building to an updated, art-filled "Old Hollywood" estate in Beverly Hills to a supremely serene haveli in Udaipur, India." –Editor at Large

“For a look at how designers, architects, fashionistas and other tastemakers live, Heart and Home: Rooms That Tell Stories...offers a kaleidoscopic array of styles, from Paul Mathieu’s serene private mansion in Udaipur, India, to Kelly Wearstler’s glamorous LA hideaway to fashion designer Wolfgang Joop’s estate outside Berlin — a mix of pop culture and Prussian tradition. The volume showcases 30 homes in all...” –New York Post

“…Heart and Home: Rooms that Tell Stories tours 30 uniquely curated houses around the globe, whose stories are told with 240 pages of color photography and the homeowners' own tales of how the properties came to be.” –Lonny.com

“…offers a peek into the space occupied by connoisseurs in the worlds of art, design, fashion and more. It’s the kind of book that should give readers the courage to make their home tell their story.” –Pittsburgh Post

“…the book’s 30 homes — which belong to a wide range of designers, architects and artists — are united by their very individuality. All reflect their owner’s experiences and taste: the places in which they grew up and have traveled to, their enthusiasm for color or a particular artist, their sense of humor and priorities for living. The result is, refreshingly, spaces that don’t look like they’ve sprung straight out of a showroom or a particular designer’s monograph…” –1stDibs

“The homes that are featured are highly personal and beautifully curated. Seeing these homes makes you think you know their inhabitants a little better…” –Mrsblandings.blogspot

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