The Meaningful Modern Home: Soulful Architecture and InteriorsCeleste Robbins

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An inspiring collection of contemporary homes by architect Celeste Robbins, principal of Robbins Architecture, whose modern designs are imbued with warmth, comfort, and a deep sense of place

In her first monograph, Chicago-based architect Celeste Robbins of Robbins Architecture proves that contemporary design can be inviting, comfortable, and graciously responsive to how we and our families live.

Illustrating Robbins’s holistic vision, which integrates architecture, interior design, and landscape, The Meaningful Modern Home features nine significant projects realized in different styles and natural materials. Set amid spectacular landscapes across the United States—in Michigan, Colorado, Wyoming, Illinois, Idaho, and New York—the residences all offer living proof of how modernism can be warm and rooted in a vivid sense of place.


  • Format: Hardcover
  • Size: 292 × 248 mm (11 1/2 × 9 3/4 in)
  • Pages: 240 pp
  • Illustrations: 175 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781580936231

Celeste Robbins founded Robbins Architecture, a Chicago-based architectural firm specializing in residential work, in 1995. The firm's projects have been featured in numerous publications such as Architectural Digest and Luxe Interiors + Design and have garnered several AIA awards — including the AIA Interior Architecture Honor and the People's Choice Award — and the Luxe RED Award. A graduate of Cornell University, Robbins has become known for creating homes of modern livability, warmth, and timeless beauty.

Jacqueline Terrebonne serves as the editor in chief of Galerie. She has also held editorial roles at Architectural Digest and Gourmet, and has written five books on design and architecture.

‘This book shows just how warm, inviting, and holistic today’s modern homes can be. If you’re looking for inspiration, the photography in this book is beautiful and captures the details of nine homes across the country.’ – Design Milk