Living with What You Love: Decorating with Family Photos, Cherished Heirlooms, and Collectibles
Famed portrait photographer Monica Rich Kosann has spent a career helping people add a final layer of personality to their home once the interior designer's work is done. Monica's clients--celebrities, designers, socialites--want to find ways to add warmth and love to rooms, celebrating what they cherished most--be it family, pets, jewelry, books, or travel. Having helped countless families artfully present their family photography, heirlooms, and collectibles, she now divulges the secrets to her skill in this book. Living with What You Love shows you how to integrate your treasured objects with your home's décor.
With inventive ideas as simple as arranging a vignette of vacation souvenirs, and as complex as covering an entire wall with family photographs and memorabilia, Living with What You Love offers the skilled guidance of Monica's trained eye. There's inspiration for everyone, and for every type of space, whether small or grand. Anything can be a stage for display: a coffee table can be arranged with collectibles; kitchen shelves a showcase for heirloom stoneware, while walls are a canvas to be covered with happy times.
Full of stunning photographs of the homes of real families, those of well-known interior designers, and Monica's own, Living with What You Love is a gorgeous and helpful guide that will help you bring your most cherished possessions into your everyday life.
MONICA RICH KOSANN is a nationally recognized fine-art portrait photographer, who has worked with many prestigious families and celebrities, as well as a designer of jewelry and home accessories. Her work has been profiled extensively in national print, such as Town & Country and Elle Décor, and television media, including NBC's Today Show and Tim Gunn's Guide to Style. Her collections are sold in fine jewelry stores and gift shops nationwide, as well as at Barneys, Neiman Marcus, and her own shop within Bergdorf Goodman. Visit her web site at www.thefineartoffamily.com.
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