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The Soul of a House:

Decorating with Warmth, Style, and Comfort

by Chris Casson Madden

From best-selling author and design icon Chris Madden comes the first book on her design philosophy, and how to achieve her comfortable, chic style. Chris Madden has spent years chronicling other people’s beautiful rooms and her clients have included Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, and Toni Morrison. Now, for the first time, she presents her own design sensibility as illustrated by examples such as her elegant one hundred-year-old carriage house in upstate New York and a mid-century modern family getaway in the mountains of Vermont. In this richly illustrated volume filled with dozens of practical styling tips, Madden travels room by room through both homes, from entryways and living rooms to private retreats and outdoor gardens, warmly sharing the details of how she created the look and feel of each space.

With sidebars on topics ranging from household organization to al fresco entertaining, this lush and inspiring book is both a first-hand narrative of Madden’s own design journey, as well as eminently practical resource of ideas for creating rooms in which to celebrate family, entertain friends, and provide personal sanctuary.