Here is a collection of ‘real homes’ that are a reflection of their
owners’ personalities rather than a homage to current trends.
her sensitive and perceptive photographs, Solvi dos Santos shows how to
make living spaces that satisfy fundamental needs, but are also private
works of beauty and self-expression, whether a warehouse in Paris, a
converted church in the Hudson Valley, New York, or a farmhouse in
So how do you create a stylish home of your very own? Real Homes
takes you through room by room and shows you spaces that are original,
functional and aesthetically pleasing, whether through the mixing of
materials, periods or genres. What oozes from the pages is an effortless
style and a sense of everyday living – pertinent today when many of us
are looking at ways to live more simply.
With hundreds of
beautiful photographs accompanied by texts from Phyllis Richardson, this
book resonates with bold imagination and a refreshingly broad vision of
design, appealing to everyone who is seeking inspiration and a source
of ideas for creating a home that breaks away from the stereotypical,
sterile approach – one that is both a place with spirit and has that
essential spirit of place.