Livable Luxe by Brigette Romanek
Livable Luxe is the first-ever monograph on acclaimed Los Angeles-based interior designer Brigette Romanek.
This aspirational collection of Brigette Romanek's distinctive residential interiors highlights luxurious yet casual homes and commercial projects in places ranging from Los Angeles to New York. Throughout the book, Romanek's essays and anecdotes share her intuitive and open approach to design that have resulted in a wide range of stunning projects where each is aesthetically unique, and reflects the personality and lifestyle of her individual clients.
In her introduction, Romanek charts her unique upbringing on the road with her super-talented single mother, who sang with the likes of Marvin Gaye, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, and many others. What grounded Romanek throughout her peripatetic childhood was her ability to make any new space home" by decorating and personalizing it with special treasures and mementos that had meaning in her life.
As a designer, she has elevated that same instinct by bringing together an eclectic mix of design elements that create a sense of ease, comfort, and style. Her aesthetic blend of both the high-end and the accessible, or as she calls it, "Gucci meets Gap," is a refreshing approach and fully apparent in her own beautiful home in Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles.
Extensively featured in Livable Luxe are the homes of her well-known clients who admire and seek her design expertise in creating spaces that evoke a laid-back-yet-elegant feel. Gwyneth Paltrow is a close friend and client, and she has also penned the foreword. Romanek has created stunning designs for several of Paltrow's homes, including her stunning Montecito home featured here.
Livable Luxe is a book worthy of its name, filled with detailed design moments, personal stories, and inspiring interiors that look luxe but feel livable.