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The Way We Live

Making Homes / Creating Lifestyles

Stafford Cliff, Gilles de Chabaneix

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The ultimate lifestyle compendium: how we design, build and decorate our environment worldwide


The Way We Live is the ultimate guide to home making, presenting in a single source of reference design ideas from across the world, from different cultures and from different times.

Gilles de Chabaneix’s atmospheric and inspirational images feature interiors and exteriors, settings and details, and offer a visual commentary on the textures, colours and forms that make up the environments we shape for ourselves.

Where we live need not define the way we live. We can take lifestyle ideas from across the globe and use them to create a unique approach to the design of our own homes. Beautiful and practical, The Way We Live is much more than a decorating guide, it is a treasury of ideas for living – the style book to end all style books.

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'Beautifully photographed and remarkably well researched … one of the most intelligent design books on the market'
Daily Express (one of Sir Terence Conran’s ‘Six Best Books’)

'An inspirational mosaic of decorative ideas … feast your eyes'
Elle Decoration

'Stunningly rich … a feast for the eye and inspiration for the creative juices … a mix between National Geographic and a trip to the Design Museum'
Interior Design Magazine

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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 28.0 x 25.0 cm

Extent: 480 pp

Illustrations: 1162

Publication date: 3 November 2003

ISBN: 9780500511374

About the Author

Stafford Cliff was formerly Creative Director of the Conran Design Group in London.

Gilles de Chabaneix was a world renowned travel and lifestyle photographer.

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Stafford Cliff, Gilles de Chabaneix

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