Susanna Salk & Stacey Bewkes
8.9 x 1.1 x 11.3 inches
“Books are a uniquely portable magic”
Stephen King, On Writing
A picture book. A book with pictures. At Walla Walla General Store we are inspired and delighted by books that allow us to disappear into another world. Art books to stretch the possible and question everything, interiors books to show us new patterns and arrangements and ways of living and cookbooks to allow us to travel to Thailand or New York City or anywhere a date palm will grow. We have a small, everchanging collection of titles for various dreams and ponderings.
Through her work as the host of the “Quintessence At Home With” video series on YouTube, Susanna Salk visits incredible homes of designers and other creatives, experiencing how they live and how they decorate when it’s for themselves, not for a client. Whether it’s the Connecticut weekend retreat of textile designer John Robshaw, or photographer Pieter Estersohn’s restored Hudson Valley home full of his work and inspiration, or the cozy garden retreat of chef Lulu Powers in West Hollywood, Salk has gathered decorating tips and secrets from some of the most stylish and savvy people.
Here Salk opens the doors of her favorite homes, imparting lessons for navigating various design chal-lenges, and limited budgets, while bringing their rooms to life.
With original photography that captures the big and small moments in all 15 homes—and with Salk’s tips on how to implement these design ideas into our own settings on our own budget—this book inspires us with ways we can live more fully and stylishly in our own homes.