Show me how you live and I'll tell you who you are. Nothing says more about us at a glance - our lives, our tastes, our character - than the spaces we inhabit. It doesn't matter whether it's a modern city loft, a house in the country or a sophisticated villa complete with stucco and brocade curtains. Not to forget: the people with whom we share these places and the objects from our past and present that have moved in here.
In their illustrated book "Living in Style - So we live", a collection of the most exciting home stories from "Welt am Sonntag", the authors Dagmar von Taube and Adriano Sack let these fascinating rooms and their style-conscious inhabitants speak for themselves. However, the magnificent book not only provides impressive pictures of extraordinary villas and suites of rooms, at the photos of which one looks a little jealously while reading. In this intimate environment, one meets above all the personalities who placed the Eames Chair here and the Warhol right there. Whether Princess Elisabeth von Auersperg-Breunner, for whom Easter is like a second Christmas, the Picasso biographer John Richardson, Axel Vervoordt or Barnaba Fornasetti, the son of the surrealist artist Piero Fornasetti.
Paris, Berlin, New York ... a wonderful interior potpourri with plenty of tips to imitate. Even if your own Warhol is (still) an art print. Incidentally, a cashmere plaid from the Allude Home Collection feels at home anywhere. We just can't resist this advice with so much elegance, style and homeliness.
More info about the bookhere
Photos: Frank Bauer (opener); Tina Hillier; teNeues, www.teneues.com (Cover)