About the author
Geraldine James started her career in fashion as a contemporary designer buyer, and from fashion she moved to home and gift. Geraldine soon developed a passion for collecting and finding the most unusual and beautiful things. She now works as a home buying manager at Selfridges and, as part of her role, spends time travelling extensively to find exciting new products for the store. The author is based in Putney, London.
From London and Milan to New York, we visit the houses, apartments, and studios of people who all inhabit very different creative worlds. Amongst others, we glimpse inside the contemporary town-house of renowned fashion designer Betty Jackson, see the family home of Gisela Garcia-Escuela, one of the leading lights behind the Anthropologie stores, and are given a tour of the combined studio-archive-home of Italian designer Barnaba Fornasetti. Divided into chapters on Individual Eclecticism, Art-Loving Modernists, Living with Pattern and Color, Modern Industrialist, Carefully Curated Purists, and The Archivists, their very titles give an inkling of the different styles and treasures to be found within the four walls of each location. The home owners range from well-known names from the worlds of art, design, and fashion, to private individuals, and range from a small London apartment to a farmhouse in upstate New York, but all have one thing in common—their living spaces are inspired and inspiring, unique, individual, personal, and never, ever run of the mill.