Soul of the Home Designing with Antiques
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: April 21, 2020
  • Price: $31.10
  • ISBN: 978-1-68335-877-0
  • EAN: 9781683358770
  • Page Count: 272
  • Illustrations: 175 color photographs
  • Format: Ebook
  • Rights: World/All
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Past meets present in this stylish guide to decorating modern homes with heirlooms and antiques

Designer and antiques dealer Tara Shaw is a respected supplier of French and European antiques for a host of AD100 and Elle Decor A-listers, including Bobby McAlpine, Mary McDonald, and Bunny Williams. In her first book, she helps readers understand how to select the best antiques and how to use them in a variety of decor schemes. The book presents never-before-published spaces from Shaw’s portfolio and reveals her favorite antique-hunting spots throughout Europe. Anecdotes from years of treasure hunting are accompanied by images of rare and precious finds, with text that decodes just how to choose the right pieces and display them in a contemporary interior. Readers will be able to look at each space and take away ideas they can apply to their own homes, to create personalized rooms full of provenance and beauty.

About the author

Tara Shaw’s design principles stem from 20 years of success as an antiques wholesaler. In addition to her thriving import business, she has a custom furniture line, Maison, and a licensed product line with Restoration Hardware. She lives in New Orleans.