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 by Stacey Bewkes, Salk's partner in the renowned “Quintessence” At Home With video series—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.
"Susanna Salk shares with us 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." —THE ENGLISH ROOM
"Open the doors to inspiring homes and learn lessons of navigating various design challenges to bring a room to life. The big and small moments in these homes reveal the creative process for the personal and idiosyncratic interiors these designers and tastemakers create for themselves." —SOCIETY TEXAS
"Susanna Salk and Stacey Bewkes team up to give readers an inside look at the homes of top designers and tastemakers. These interiors are not only full of inspirational ideas and creativity, but they also give us insights into the personal style and passions of the creatives behind them." —FLOWER MAGAZINE
"Salk has gathered decorating tips and secrets from some of the most stylish and savvy people." —DESIRE TO INSPIRE
"Susanna Salk and Stacey Bewkes, co-creators of the 'Quintessence at Home With' YouTube series, give readers a peek inside 15 homes lived in by designers and other creatives while offering lessons for navigating design challenges and limited budgets." —HOUZZ