Real homes : inspiration beyond style / Sølvi dos Santos ; text by Phyllis Richardson.
By: Santos, Sølvi Dos.
Contributor(s): Richardson, Phyllis [author.].Material type: BookPublisher: London, England ; New York, New York : Thames & Hudson Ltd, Copyright date: ©2013Description: 347 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 29 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780500516867; 0500516863.Subject(s): Interior decorationGenre/Form: Photobooks.DDC classification: 747
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
"Real homes" are a reflection of their owners' personalities and interests rather than a homage to current trends. In her perceptive photographs, Solvi dos Santos shows a range of living spaces that satisfy fundamental needs but are also private works of beauty and self-expression.This collection of homes, from a warehouse in Paris to a converted church in the Hudson Valley to a farmhouse in Ibiza, reveal spaces that are original, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. Mixing materials, periods, and styles--country comfort with contemporary, traditional finishes with sleek and modern materials--the spaces communicate an effortless effect and a sense of everyday living. With hundreds of beautiful photographs accompanied by texts by Phyllis Richardson, the book will appeal to everyone who is seeking inspiration to create a home that springs from one's personal history and taste.
Includes bibliographical references.
Introduction -- Entrance -- Living -- Open Plan -- Dining -- Kitchen -- Outdoor -- Work -- Stairs -- Bedroom -- Bathroom -- Texture.
Here is a beautifully photographed collection of real homes that stand as a reflection of their owners personalities and an expression of their interests rather than a homage to current trends. The homes featured are from all around the world, whether in Europe, America, Asia or Africa, and will inspire readers to create their own unique style. From a modern house near Cape Town to an innovative Indonesian home-office, an 1830s barn purchased in New Jersey and then transported in pieces to Martha's Vineyard, or the home of a Norwegian collector of African artifacts in Ibiza, the homes vary enormously in location, size and style. There are ten chapters, taking you through each area of the home. This book has a refreshingly original approach and will appeal to everyone who is seeking inspiration for their own spaces.