Upstate: Living Spaces with Space to Live (Pre-order)

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Lisa Przystup Photographs by Sarah Elliott


Price: USD$45.00

This inspiring collection of unique, intimate, and authentic interiors will have city- and country-dwellers alike dreaming of carving out a personal haven far from the five boroughs.

This collection of compelling and characterful interiors in upstate New York presents an inspiring look at life beyond the big city. To daydreaming and design-minded urbanites and country dwellers alike, Upstate offers unique, intimate, and authentic spaces on both sides of the Hudson, ranging from tranquil, minimalist retreats to exuberant small-town residences. Among them is a farmhouse of globetrotting food photographers, a lavender-hued Victorian brimming with eclectic curios, a stunning cottage with modern furnishings and elegant Georgian bones, and the country-house-on-acid of an artist and art director, complete with giant mushroom side tables and permanently installed party streamers.

Though highly distinctive, the interiors featured share a common ethos: each results from a slow and creative approach to decorating that centers on collections gradually assembled, delights in the handmade, embraces imperfection, and values character and comfort above all.


Format: Hardback
Size: 254 x 203 mm (10 x 8 in)
Pages: 224 pp
Illustrations: 200 illustrations
ISBN: 9781580935364c

LISA PRZYSTUP is a Brooklyn-based writer whose work has appeared in Domino, T Magazine, and Harper's Bazaar. Formerly the beauty editor at Garance Doré and contributor to the West Elm blog, she and her husband split their time between Greenpoint and their farmhouse in Upstate New York.

SARAH ELLIOTT is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, T Magazine, Marie Claire, Domino, and Monocle, among other publications, and whose client list includes Club Monaco, Bobbi Brown, West Elm, Veuve Clicquot, Veronica Beard, and Goop. Elliott began her career as a photojournalist, and lived in Kenya for six years documenting social issues in Africa with a focus on women.


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