Sense of Place
Design Inspired by Where We Live
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- Publication Date: September 19, 2023
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- ISBN: 9781647008321
- Page Count: 288
- Rights: World
Explore how the world around us can inspire meaningful, personal, and beautiful interiors with Travel Home authors Caitlin Flemming and Julie Goebel
Interior design experts and Travel Home co-authors Julie Goebel and Caitlin Flemming are back to further explore what makes a house a home. For anyone interested in curating a home that is personal, functional, and beautiful, it’s important to understand how our surroundings impact our interiors. When a space evokes a strong sense of place––a sense of belonging and comfort––it becomes a place to rest and feel grounded, surrounded by those you cherish most. Evoking nostalgic attachment, the colors and textures of a landscape, or cultural traditions, meaningful and inspired interior design is bound to reflect the broader context of a place.
Mother and daughter team Goebel and Flemming break down the details of how top designers and creatives style their homes by drawing inspiration from place. From the pastoral beauty of the English countryside to the streets of Mallorca and from the warm desert palette of New Mexico to the sunny streets of Los Angeles, Sense of Place juxtaposes interior shots, exterior landscapes, and local scenes to reveal the natural harmony between more than 20 homes and their exterior surroundings. With practical tips and evocative essays, interior design and travel enthusiasts alike will be inspired to design their homes to reflect lived experiences.
“Caitlin Flemming and Julie Goebel have perfectly depicted design’s powerful relationship with place. Where Caitlin and Julie get it right is in their knowledgeable, meaningful storytelling around the beautiful images by Stephanie Russo: how designers naturally channel and apply inspiration from their place in the world.”Nate Berkus, interior designer, author, and television personality —
“There’s something particularly special about home designs that tip their hat to their surroundings. As the world has shifted in the past few years, so have our homes, and this newfound feeling of connectedness with our local communities is something to celebrate, as this book does."Shea McGee, founder of Studio McGee —
“Filled with some of the most relaxed, soulful, and thoughtful homes I’ve ever seen, Sense of Place is a new favorite of mine! With beautiful photography and insight, this book is filled with inspiration!”Lauren Liess, author of Habitat, Down to Earth, and Feels Like Home —
“Sense of Place is a true feast for the eyes, with inspiring and diverse interiors from across the globe and thoughtful reflections on what makes a house a home. Each stunning page inspires us to see our own surroundings with fresh eyes.”Shira Gill, author of Minimalista and Organized Living —
"Sense of Place is a beautiful follow-up to Travel Home—the variety of spaces told through the lens of location is inspiring and paints a picture of how design is influenced by our surroundings and is always evolving."Angela Tafoya, editorial director, Domino magazine —
About the authors
Caitlin Flemming and Julie Goebel are the co-authors of Travel Home. Flemming has had her own design firm since 2012 and has projects in the Bay Area and nationwide. Goebel, along with being a writer, is a humanities teacher. They both live in San Francisco.