Creative Style: Liveable, Loveable Spaces

Ryland Peters & Small. Nov. 2022. 208p. ISBN 9781800651630. $45. INTERIOR DESIGN
Thirteen of interior designer McGraw’s projects—including two Malibu beach houses; a brownstone, a loft, and an apartment in New York City; a Massachusetts farmhouse; and McGraw’s own California cottage—are presented in this handsome book, written with stylist and author O’Neill (Shades of White). The first 14 pages, including several full-page spreads, are devoted to photos and descriptions of McGraw’s boutique furniture store in Los Angeles, which is a bit jarring. Once past this section, however, the variety of architecture and design styles provides plenty of inspiration for any taste, from rustic boho chic to mid-century glam.
VERDICT The text provides insight into the collaborative process between McGraw and her clients. The photos are gorgeous, and the layout is clean and simple; the photo captions explain why various elements, colors, textures, layouts, and shapes were chosen to enhance each space.
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