Interior Design

The Art of Home

The first book from designer Sara Story, who combines a global bohemian sensibility with a passion for art to curate clean but striking rooms that balance style with adventure.

With a keen eye for art and having spent her childhood in Japan, Singapore, and the United States, rising star designer Sara Story brings a unique perspective to all of her projects. Drawing inspiration from her extensive travels and passion for art and fashion, her work combines bold, contemporary art with antique pieces from every corner of the world to create extraordinary homes for her clients and her own family. She exacts her aesthetic vision with a style that combines modern with bohemian, creating well-collected, polished environments that feature crisp, elegant, and comfortable design gestures.

Her first book of interiors features a selection of homes located in areas as diverse as Austin, Texas; Boulder, Colorado; and Beverly Hills, California. The book also includes Story’s own three homes, each of which was designed in its own distinct manner to bring an incredible marriage of architecture and interiors to their relative locations. From her contemporary Texas ranch, to her Gramercy Park townhouse and her historic home on the Hudson River, all are completely different but feature a common thread of layering, collections, and a dash of whimsy.

With essays on creativity, craftsmanship, and mood, all new photography, and never-before-published projects, the book will be a must-have for fans of unexpected interiors

About The Author

Sara Story’s booming New York–based international design practice put her on the global map years ago. Her work has been featured frequently in Architectural Digest, Vogue Living, Galerie, and the New York Times among others. She was named to the 1st Dibs 50 and Elle Décor’s Top 5 Designers to Watch. She has designed a collection of hardware with S. A. Baxter and two wallpaper collections.

  • Publish Date: September 05, 2023
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9 x 11-1/2
  • Pages: 256
  • US Price: $60.00
  • CDN Price: $80.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-7349-4


"AD PRO Directory designer Sara Story imbues each of her projects—whether it’s her own Gramercy Park townhouse or a ranch in the Austin Hills—with a global perspective. (Little wonder, as Story was raised in Japan, Singapore, and Texas.) Her artful, bohemian ethos is captured in this book through such vignettes as a terrazzo-topped dining table surrounded by Gio Ponti chairs and a den decked out with a 1970s-style wall graphic composed of swoops and chain-link motifs." ~ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

Author Bookshelf: Judith Nasatir