The much-anticipated follow-up to the highly successful Curate provides decorating inspiration for homes that beautifully combine both the modern and the antique
Some of the most exciting interiors around are those that combine vintage and antique finds with select contemporary pieces. In Create, interior stylist and journalist Ali Heath encourages you to think imaginatively about how to use old and new at home - introducing individuality and interest, while incorporating the need to decorate more sustainably.
Following on the success of her first book Curate, Create is a visual feast divided into four engaging and informative chapters. Establishing Your Style will fire your imagination, while Adding the Magic considers ten decorating elements, including pattern and texture, display, lighting, and color. In Creative Spaces the homes of a maverick group of 12 antique dealers and interior designers are shared, and the book closes with Inspirations - advice on where to buy period items and how to buy online and at auction. With glorious photography, original drawings and break-out ideas pages, Create will give you the confidence to nurture a home you love - one that celebrates the past while embracing the present and future.
About the Author
Ali Heath is a UK-based interiors journalist, stylist, creative consultant and author and has over 17 years freelance experience, working with prestigious interior magazines, newspapers and private clients. Her work is featured regularly in many titles that include Country Living, Elle Decoration, Elle Decoration Country, Homes and Gardens, House & Garden, Livingetc, Modern Rustic, Red, the Telegraph and YOU Magazine. Ali collaborates with many leading photographers and her work is represented internationally by Living Inside agency, in Milan.
Her first bestselling book, Curate, with Australian interior stylist, Lynda Gardener, was published by Mitchell Beazley in 2020 and Ali is Contributing Editor and Creative Consultant for the new book from The White Company, The Art of Living with White (Mitchell Beazley, September 2022).
Prior to going freelance, Ali was New Business Director for a top below-the-line marketing agency before setting up a successful antiques business. She has a passion for mixing old and new and is renowned for storytelling in both her written and visual work.