Jeffrey Bilhuber’s returns with a second book after publishing Design Basics, his successful debut volume. Defining Luxury is the perfect read for media-savvy designers, presenting his most recent projects from coast to coast. Bilhuber views luxury as essential to every well-lived life, as a way of appreciating and sharing our joy in existence. The designer encourages the reader to seek, aspire, and revel in luxury at home, however simple or adorned: from the embrace of the perfectly tufted reading chair to an heirloom vase which cradles freshly cut garden roses to a dazzling chandelier that makes light dance.
In seven chapters complete with charming anecdotes and lovely observations, the designer—whom Hamish Bowles has likened to a twenty-first century Billy Baldwin—navigates the idea of luxury as life’s abundance reflected in a home’s varied elements: Discovery, Passion, History, Ornament, Grace, Comfort, and Delight. Each project evokes the many qualities of a distinctively American luxury that favours functionality and refinement. This exciting volume provides the reader with insight from Bilhuber’s inimitable style and teaches that luxury is about cultivating a state of mind as much as it is about the objects with which we surround ourselves.
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