Susanna Salk shares with us the delightful and inspiring homes of top designers and tastemakers, revealing the personal and idiosyncratic interiors they create for themselves. Brimming with personality, these rooms are full of ideas and creativity, inspiring us to decorate in our own way by embracing our style and passions.
Through her work as the host of the “Quintessence At Home With” video series on YouTube, Susanna Salk visits incredible homes of designers and other creatives, experiencing how they live and how they decorate when it’s for themselves, not for a client. Whether it’s the Connecticut weekend retreat of textile designer John Robshaw, or photographer Pieter Estersohn’s restored Hudson Valley home full of his work and inspiration, or the cozy garden retreat of chef Lulu Powers in West Hollywood, Salk has gathered decorating tips and secrets from some of the most stylish and savvy people.
Here Salk opens the doors of her favorite homes, imparting lessons for navigating various design chal-lenges, and limited budgets, while bringing their rooms to life.
With original photography that captures the big and small moments in all 15 homes—and with Salk’s tips on how to implement these design ideas into our own settings on our own budget—this book inspires us with ways we can live more fully and stylishly in our own homes.
About The Author
Design author Susanna Salk has written many books, including the successful Be Your Own Decorator and Dogs and Their Designers. She also hosts (and coproduces) the “Quintessence At Home With” video series on YouTube featuring visits with leading tastemakers. Photographer Stacey Bewkes is the founder of “Quintessence,” a life-style blog and the coproducer of the “At Home With” series.