Chronicle Chroma, 2023. Livable Luxe is the first-ever monograph on acclaimed Los Angeles-based interior designer Brigette Romanek.
Brigette Romanek is one of the most sought-after interior designers working today, and her high-profile client and partner list is extensive, from celebrities like Demi Moore, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, and Christian Bale, to brands like Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Crate and Barrel, and Audemars Piguet. Her beautiful interior designs highlight her distinct luxurious yet casual aesthetic, on a range of residential and commercial projects from Los Angeles to New York.
In Livable Luxe, Romanek shares an insider's glimpse into her lush and aspirational collection of interior design projects for the first time, through over 150 photographs that capture and reflect the personality and lifestyle of her clients. Additionally, Romanek shares her insightful approach to design and interiors through personal essays and anecdotes.
In her introduction, Romanek charts her unique upbringing on the road with her super-talented, single mother, Paulette McWilliams, 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, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Molly Sims, to name a few, who admire and seek her design expertise in creating spaces that evoke a laid-back-yet-elegant feel. 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 lovely Montecito home featured on the cover.
Livable Luxe is a gorgeous coffee-table book worthy of its name, filled with detailed design moments, personal stories, and inspiring interiors that look luxe but feel livable. It makes the perfect gift for interior designers and home décor enthusiasts, and a splendid addition to any coffee table, tabletop, or book collection.