Live Beautiful

Live Beautiful

From celebrated design expert and interior designer Athena Calderone, a look into how creatives decorate their spaces
 
Beautiful design isn’t just pleasant to look at; it improves the quality of our lives. In Live Beautiful, the highly anticipated design book by Athena Calderone, the EyeSwoon creator taps into her international network of interior decorators, fashion designers, and tastemakers to reveal how carefully crafted interiors come together. She also opens the doors to two of her own residences.
 
With each homeowner, Calderone explores the initial spark of inspiration that incited their design journey. She then breaks down the details of the rooms—like layered textures and patterns, collected pieces, and customized vignettes—and offers helpful tips on how to bring these elevated elements into your own space. Filled with gorgeous photography by Nicole Franzen, Live Beautiful is both a showpiece of exquisite design and a guide to creating a home that’s thoughtfully put together.
 

Title:Live Beautiful
ISBN:9781419742804
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    Live Beautiful Reviews

  • Debbie

    I wanted to love this book. I very much like the spirit of the book, and the way the captions attempted to make the spaces relatable, and I respect that these are people's homes and that they love the...

  • Lucy

    Some interesting houses, most belonging to the decorators/designers who live there. In two cases the houses were decorated for clients. There are few I could live with. I can't stand the all-too-commo...

  • Lyubomir Cholakov

    Superficial in detailsGood selection of diverse homes and styles. Goes low on details like flooring, furniture, lighting and rather focuses on the “spirit” of a house. Limited practicality if you ...

  • Stacy Neier Beran

    My husband surprised me with this book, and I enjoyed it far more than I anticipated! I at first hesitated after hearing the author on a favorite podcast. Her interview didn't stick in a way that made...

  • D

    felt a titch try-hard? kind of like the author was forcing poetry and ended up coming off pretentious. but there's no denying her eye for design....

  • Kieran

    One of those books that is meant to be casually flipped through, rather than actually read. The writing is dull and reeks of class privilege, giving advice like “don’t settle” and “spare no ex...

  • Barbara

    Appealing interiors that are modern with an earthy twist fill this, yes, beautiful book. Although most of the homes are aspirational, Athena dissects the design themes and offers practical suggestions...

  • Daniel Nish

    LoveLoved the detail and designs featured by the author and how she explained how the styles all were put together...

  • Mika

    Beautiful book. But the author and me have so different styles....