Following up on her very successful titles Handcrafted Modern and Modern Originals, native Californian Leslie Williamson returns to her roots with Interior Portraits: At Home With California's Cultural Pioneers and Creative Mavericks.
All the successful hallmarks of Williamson's first two books are here: beautiful and distinctive photography; gorgeous interiors full of art and with unique details; and compelling and personal texts of each story by Williamson herself.
Interior Portraits also expands on the original formula to include not just iconic homes of famous designers such as architect Charles Moore and fashion designer Christina Kim, but also the residences of non-designers, who arguably have had more influence on how Americans live today than most designers. Readers see fashion designer Christina Kim's airy loft in downtown Los Angeles, sparingly decorated with her art collection as well as her chic clothes, as well as chef Alice Waters' book-lined Craftsman bungalow in Berkeley, with its lovingly restored period details and the drop-dead kitchen, and artist Alma Allen's ultra chic studio and home in the southern California desert, filled with his finished and in-progress biomorphic wood and bronze sculptures. The thirteen unique homes range from the rugged coasts of northern California to the sunlight filled modernist structures of Los Angeles and San Diego.
Interior Portraits is itself a journey through the very best that the California design lifestyle has to offer.