Every once in a while the fruits of an author’s labor brings forth a uniquely substantive and fresh approach to how we view and, therefore, interpret interior design. Karen Lehrman Bloch, Editorial Director of Grafia Books, has achieved this in her newly released book ‘The Inspired Home‘.
Karen Lehrman Bloch
From the moment I first opened my e-book version I was captivated and enthralled by the seemingly unconventional interiors that I was looking at – certainly not the prevailing uber-trends.
When I approached Karen and asked what brought her to pursue such an esoteric perspective on the role of interior design this is what she very simply told me;
“About 10 years ago I began to pay more attention to the effects certain pieces of art and design would have on me – listening to pieces of music, walking through museums or cathedrals. These works would affect me not intellectually but emotionally, and sometimes spiritually. I began to call these works of art and design “deep beauty,” and realized that they all had similar underlying principles, mirroring the essential principles of nature. I thought, what if we were to create entire homes of deep beauty – imagine the effects on our psyches?!
Thus began a search to find 25 homes, from all over the world – each with a unique aesthetic – that for me felt like an interior of deep beauty, an interior with soul.”
Refreshing and uplifting, The Inspired Home is a must have for the discerning individual who can see the forest through the trees. It illustrates that there is elegance in simplicity, and beauty in everyday objects.
It will make a handsome addition to your design library.