A manual to home design that is a reflection of the important moments and people in our lives by the founding style director at the award-winning Garden & Gun magazine, Haskell Harris.
Foreword by Anna Spiro
In House Romantic: Curating Memorable Interiors for a Meaningful Life, Haskell Harris explores what makes a personal and meaningful home, revealing how designers and creatives authentically style their spaces, drawing inspiration from the important moments and people in their lives.
Illustrated with photographs of Harris’s home in Charleston, South Carolina, and archival photos from the homes she grew up in, alongside lush color palettes and textiles, this beautifully photographed interior design book also features 17 homes of fellow creatives and designers in the United States, the UK, and Europe. Bringing in words of advice and gorgeous interiors from the people who inspire her, Harris explores the many different ways of embracing romanticism in interior design.
House Romantic is a vibrant, diverse, and extremely personal view of creating homes that are meaningful and reflect who we are. Filled with practical tips and specific instructions, the book offers a new sort of home education that shows us how we can surround ourselves with fewer products and more items that hold true significance, creating deeply personal connections in the spaces where we live, work, and love.
Includes Color Photographs
“To open The House Romantic is to immediately be immersed in the creative, vibrant, pattern-loving mind of Haskell Harris, and like a good home, it’s the kind of place you want to stay—inspiring, comforting, truly one of a kind, and tells a great story.”
—Amanda Heckert, executive editor, Garden & Gun
“Haskell Harris has created a book that feels very much like its author—lively, thoughtful, original, and bursting with ideas. Haskell has spent her career in pursuit of beautiful rooms and the people who create them. The House Romantic brings all of that together in a way that’s as stylish as it is soulful.”
—Sid Evans, editor in chief, Southern Living
“Haskell Harris gives a soulful look into the true meaning of home and how to decorate with objects of love and meaning to create that perfect, customized place of respite we all seek.”
—Parker Bowie Larson, style director, ELLE DECOR
“Haskell Harris has a knack for weeding through the expected in decorating to turn the spotlight on personalities who lean into idiosyncrasy and quirk, whose deeply personal, utterly unique spaces could belong to no one else, distilling a formula for houses that are beautiful biographies, inimitably individual, and places to truly call home.”
—Dara Caponigro, creative director of Schumacher, editor in chief of Frederic; former editor in chief
“I want to throw on a caftan and tiptoe barefoot through these exquisite spaces and revel in the stories of friendship and resilience—a delightful book to savor with a small bite and a good drink.”
—Kim Sunée, bestselling author of Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home