Innovatively 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. The perfect gift for admirers of her work, and an ideal introduction for those new to the designer.
López-Quesada is arguably the most significant European woman designer working today. The keyword in interior design today is authenticity: an original voice. And authenticity is the hallmark of López-Quesada’s work. She 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. Lavishly illustrated with over 250 color photographs, At Home provides a window into Isabel López-Quesada’s design philosophy, and her fascination with creating beautiful spaces.
“In the luscious pages of her first book, Isabel López-Quesada offers lessons in living that resonate and inspire just as much as her aesthetic lessons.” —Amy Astley (From the foreword)
About the Author
Isabel López-Quesada is a Spanish interior designer who has worked all over the world—throughout Spain and the Mediterranean, the United States, Japan, and the Caribbean. Miguel Flores-Vianna is an editor, writer, and photographer whose work is regularly published in T, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Cabana, Milieu, and Vogue, and featured in his book, Haute Bohemians.
"She is one of the many stars of interior design, and here readers are treated to an intimate, inside look at her homes in Spain and France--all photographed by the inimitable Miguel Flores-Vianna." —Milieu