LIVE BEAUTIFUL by Athena Calderone
From design expert Athena Calderone, a look into how interior designers and creatives decorate their own spaces.
In Live Beautiful, the EyeSwoon creator and renowned interior designer taps into her international network of interior decorators and creatives.
With each homeowner, Calderone explores the initial spark of inspiration that started their design journey. She breaks down the details of the rooms, distilling practical solutions that document why and how a space works. She touches upon layered textures and patterns, collected pieces, the importance of composition and contrast, and customized vignettes. Tips are offered on how to bring these elevated elements into your own home.
The interiors in this book are an exercise in creativity and Calderone offers a window into the thought process behind design. In Live Beautiful, Calderone amplifies these quieter moments because they are far louder than they seem. These are the choices that reflect individuality and shape the alchemy in our homes. She then opens the doors to two of her own homes to give the readers an insight into her own personal design process.
Filled with immaculate photography by Nicole Franzen, Live Beautiful is both a showpiece of exquisite design and also a guide to creating a home that is as thoughtfully put together as it is beautiful. A fabulous gift for a house proud friend.