A-List decorator Ashley Whittaker is a favorite here at The Glam Pad, and we were delighted to preview her first book – The Well-Loved House: Creating Homes with Color, Comfort, and Drama – in which she shares the secrets of her colorful, pattern-filled classic rooms. Ashley believes houses are meant to be beautiful, but also lived in and enjoyed. In the introduction, Ashley writes, “… if the sofa arms are not worn through and the rugs are still pristine after ten years, then I have not done my job. But when the rooms show the marks of family life over time, I know I have achieved my goal: a house lived in and well loved.”
The Well-Loved House showcases homes from gracious Connecticut estates to chic Manhattan pieds-à-terre to waterfront beach houses on the Florida coast, most exclusively photographed for this book, including her own house never before seen. Within each house, Ashley offers guidance on furniture plans, complementing the architecture of a space, playing with color, and mixing pattern. She explains why it is important to have consistent threads throughout a home, but also contrast and juxtaposition. And most importantly, Ashley shares homes that welcome you at the end of a long day, homes for living, homes to love.
The Well-Loved House was released this week and is available for purchase via Amazon. To see more work by Ashley Whittaker, as featured by The Glam Pad, please click here.
Where do they find the painters/plasterers to do those amazing glossy walls? Those are true artisans of their craft.
Love her masterful use of pattern and colour. Looks like a good book! Thanks for the recommendation.
Lol! My copy of this book just arrived from Amazon this afternoon. Have it sitting on my nightstand ready to peruse.