Interior Design

Victoria Hagan: Live Now

Following an unimaginable year, esteemed designer Victoria Hagan shares her vision for the meaning and significance of home through important and beautiful new projects for homeowners.

As an acclaimed interior designer and member of the AD100 and the Interior Design Hall of Fame, Victoria Hagan had achieved the highest pinnacle of success in her field. But when 2020 arrived, she found herself, like all of us, at home, seeing her life and her space with fresh eyes. The result is this book—a creative manifesto and a life-affirming look at the nature of home, and how it connects and calms us, comforts and nourishes us. Serenely paced to give the images room to breathe, the layout has the rigorous simplicity that is so important to Victoria's work

Beautifully designed with a luxurious oversize package that includes gatefolds, Live Now celebrates the quiet and extraordinary beauty of the everyday. Open windows beckon, through which we glimpse the ocean, its hues echoed in the interior palette. A chair for reading waits on a patio, overlooking an expanse of hills. Fresh corn and strawberries from the farmers’ market tumble over a kitchen table. The 12 dwellings featured in Live Now may range in style, but all share the soothing, light-filled palette, serenity of mood, and aesthetic rigor for which Hagan is renowned, as well as a deep connection to their surroundings, from Sonoma to Palm Beach, Manhattan to Martha’s Vineyard.

About The Author

Victoria Hagan’s iconic sensibility is so uniquely American that Architectural Digest dubbed her “the environmental equivalent of Katharine Hepburn.” Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Elle Decor, and Vogue, among others. A graduate of the Parsons School of Design, Hagan serves on the school’s Board of Governors. She is the author of Interior Portraits and Dream Spaces.

  • Publish Date: October 26, 2021
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9-5/8 x 12-3/4
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $55.00
  • CDN Price: $75.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-7096-7


"Inspired by the unimaginable year at home the whole world has experienced, Victoria Hagan's third book celebrates the meaning and significance of home along with the extraordinary beauty that can be found in our everyday lives. Featuring 12 homes from Napa to Martha's Vineyard, Live Now highlights Hagan's penchant for creating light, soothing, and serene spaces that offer refuge from the chaos of life outside."—VERANDA.COM

"Inspired by the lockdowns that deepened ourrespective connections to the home, AD100interior designer Victoria Hagan (with writer David Colman) set out to write a book that celebrates the joys and comforts that our dwellings bring us. This story is told throughthe unfurling of 12 recent projects that span locations and styles—including her family’s own Connecticut home. All entries share acertain airiness, liveability, and sensitivity to surroundings that underscore even the designer’s grandest projects. As she introduces each residence, Hagan shares how she made the home sing—and the resulting edition is a master class in creating interiors that are timeless, yet thoroughly contemporary." —ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

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