Isabel López-Quesada At Home

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New Design Book Isabel López-Quesada At Home

 

Most people don’t know exactly what they want to do at the age of thirteen. 

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But Isabel López-Quesada isn’t most people. 

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It was at that young age that she decided her love of interiors was more than a future career. It was a vocation, a calling. 

From Spain to the US, France to Japan and even the Dominican Republic, Isabel’s projects span the globe and earned her Spanish Architectural Digest‘s “Best Interiorist” in 2012. She was also on the AD 100 in 2016, 2017 and 2018. 

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Now, you can step inside her home in a gorgeous new coffee table book, Isabel López-Quesada at Home.

More about At HomeInnovatively combining period and contemporary furniture and art in a sophisticated mix, the homes of Isabel López-Quesada are inspirational and unforgettable. In At Home, the Spanish designer tells her own story.

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López-Quesada introduces her family and their traditions, and reveals her sources of inspiration—such as the work of earlier designers like Renzo Mongiardino and John Stefanidis. She relates how she transformed an abandoned wax factory in a leafy district of Madrid into her family home and atelier, and then recounts how she created a country home out of a run-down Basque farm in the hills outside of Biarritz, France.

Both the Madrid and Biarritz properties have been affectionately documented by Miguel Flores-Vianna, who has photographed interiors, patios, and gardens, as well as López-Quesada’s design studios.

Isabel López-Quesada

If you’re looking for a gorgeous treat to make your fall brighter–or you’re ready to get a jump on your holiday shopping–check out Isabel Lopez-Quesada At Home.

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Photos by: Miguel Flores Vianna Photography

SaveSave</spanThe Secret to southern Charm

If you’re hanging on to summer, make sure to grab a copy of THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

More Info about The Secret to Southern Charm

-A 2018 Spring Okra Pick
-USA TODAY Happy Ever After’s Best Women’s Fiction
-Southern Living’s Most Anticipated Beach Reads of 2018
-Deep South Magazine’s Summer Reading List
-Raleigh News & Observer’s “The Best Reads of Summer”
-Charlotte Observer’s “Summer’s Best Books”
-New York Live’s “Ashley’s A-List” Pick

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Leaving fans “practically [begging] for a sequel” (Bookpage), critically acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family.

After finding out her military husband is missing in action, middle sister Sloane’s world crumbles as her worst nightmare comes true. She can barely climb out of bed, much less summon the strength to be the parent her children deserve.

Her mother, Ansley, provides a much-needed respite as she puts her personal life on hold to help Sloane and her grandchildren wade through their new grief-stricken lives. But between caring for her own aging mother, her daughters, and her grandchildren, Ansley’s private worry is that secrets from her past will come to light.

But when Sloane’s sisters, Caroline and Emerson, remind Sloane that no matter what, she promised her husband she would carry on for their young sons, Sloane finds the support and courage she needs to chase her biggest dreams—and face her deepest fears. Taking a cue from her middle daughter, Ansley takes her own leap of faith and realizes that, after all this time, she might finally be able to have it all.

Harvey’s signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, missed opportunities, and second chances and proves that she is “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).

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The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses

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My 92-year-old grandmother started aerobics yesterday. Yes. Started. In the thirty-three years I’ve known her, she hasn’t been much for exercise, but September is a really good time to start something new if you’re going to. And there’s no time like the present.

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One of our Design Chic favorites, architect Jeffrey Dungan, decided to start something new too–and we couldn’t be more excited!

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His new book, The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses, released on September 4, and, in our opinion, it’s one of the best of the year so far!

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A little more about the book: Architect Jeffrey Dungan is recognized for his clean and modern approach to traditional homes. His fresh take on architecture is rooted in the beauty of materials rendered in their natural state. Dungan’s projects poetically embrace clean lines and natural elements, to reveal a timeless home that can be enjoyed by future generations to come. Layered in between are thematic essays and more than 240 images that showcase Dungan’s approach to architecture and the importance of elements and materials that honors THE NATURE OF HOME.

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When it comes to home, this timeless approach couldn’t be more important. Because while, sure, home is a canvas that is always evolving, it’s the basis of it, the roots, the things that stay the same in the meantime that create those true and lasting memories, that feeling when you pull in the driveway, when you walk in the front door

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No one does home quite as well as Jeffrey Dungan

The Nature of Home, in 240 captivating photos, and a series of fascinating, well written essays, proves that once and for all!

Make sure to pick up your copy of The Nature of Home from your local bookstore, Amazon or wherever books are sold!

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Dream Design Live

Dream Design Live

Interior designer Paloma Contreras says that sometimes her moments of inspiration feel something akin to panic. 

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She feels incredibly moved by a great idea and has to act right away.

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And, if you ask us, her great moments of inspiration are evident in every room she designs. 

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And now (lucky us!) it’s also available in every page! 

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Because TODAY is the official launch of Paloma’s brand new book, Dream Design Live

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A perfect blend of gorgeous inspiration photos and practical tips, this go-to guide should be on every design enthusiast’s coffee table!

Dream Design Live

 You know Paloma from her beautiful blog La Dolce Vita, and we think this book is the perfect culmination of her years of design and blogging experience. 

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Full of practical tips, important questions and awesome guides for creating your best home, 

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This is the kind of book that is bound to inspire a little “panic” (the really good kind!) of its own in everyone who reads it. 

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Don’t miss out on this fabulous book for one more moment. You can get your copy of Dream Design Live from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or your favorite local bookstore! 

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Ray Booth Evocative Interiors

Ray Booth Evocative Interiors

With Memorial Day so close we can taste it, we’re making our plans and calling friends and lining our beach reads up nicely in a row.

Ray Booth Evocative Interiors living room

But it isn’t fair that we get to have all the beach read fun. What about our houses?? 

Ray Booth Evocative Interiors living room

If your coffee table is looking for a little spruce now that the unofficial start to summer is almost here, Ray Booth’s new Evocative Interiors is a must, must-read!

Ray Booth Evocative Interiors living room

The best rooms–like the best literature–evoke emotions in us, make us feel something right off the bat. 

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There is no doubt that Booth’s rooms do just that, so, of course, this is an extremely aptly titled book. 

Ray Booth Evocative Interiors bedroom

Whether he is designing a cozy, chic master bedroom or a sprawling living room filled with light, this designer’s range and talent is fully on display in his debut coffee table book. We couldn’t love Evocative Interiors any more–and hope that you will pick up a copy for your home! Don’t forget that books make the best hostess gifts! With all those summer parties, now is a fabulous time to stock up!

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Slightly South of Simple The Secret to Southern Charm

Speaking of great reads, if you haven’t checked out my Peachtree Bluff Series, beginning with Slightly South of Simple and continuing with my latest release, The Secret to Southern Charm, what are you waiting for? Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to get up to day on the Murphy girls and Peachtree Bluff, Georgia, a town where the breeze is warm, the sun is shining, and nothing is ever quite as simple as it seems!

 

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Tom Stringer: An Adventurous Life

Interior designer Tom Stringer knows all about An Adventurous Life.

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If his Chicago home (pictured here) is any indication, he has drawn on that adventurous life to surround himself with beauty. 

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The chevron white oak floors in his glamorous entry, 

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And pretty artifacts in every space create an enviable well-traveled, well-collected design scheme. 

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But Stringer’s keen eye doesn’t only apply to his own home. 

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His clients’ homes are just as adventurous as his, as these African artifacts and walking sticks woven into the decor can attest. 

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From elegant and chic, 

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To laid back and sporty,

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Colorful, festive and fun,

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To laid back and calming, 

Tom Stringer can turn any space into a collection of what its owners love. For more gorgeous looks from this noted designer, check out An Adventurous Life. It’s the perfect accessory for your coffee table!

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Attention all bloggers, book reviewers and influencers! I will be receiving advance copies of my new novel, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM this week! If you’d like an early copy for sharing consideration on your blog or social media, please email me at kristywoodsonharvey @ gmail. com! (And I’ll be giving away copies on Instagram, so come follow us over there to win one of the very first copies!)

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FABULOUS! The Dazzling Interiors of Tom Britt

FABULOUS! The Dazzling Interiors of Tom Britt

If you could use a little inspiration to brighten your Friday, look no further. The gorgeous new design book FABULOUS! The Dazzling Interiors of Tom Britt is like a breath of fresh air, and, well, Fabulous! Stunning architectural details and beautiful decor are hallmarks of each of his spaces.  Take a peek at a few of our favorite images.  Happy weekend, sweet friends!

FABULOUS! The Dazzling Interiors of Tom Britt

 

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FABULOUS! The Dazzling Interiors of Tom Britt bedroom

 

FABULOUS! The Dazzling Interiors of Tom Britt bedroom

Also, we are BEYOND thrilled to announce that we are the winner of Amara’s 2017 Best Luxury Blog! We were so honored and excited to be nominated alongside incredible bloggers from all over the world and never imagined that we would win. Thank you so much to Amara for choosing us and to all of you who inspire us every day and allow us to continue blogging. Thank you for reading and being amazing!

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