Hands up who's journeyed with celebrated actor Diane Keaton as she has played the role of fabulous women living in fabulous houses – As Good As It Gets, The Family Stone, Something’s Gotta Give and of course, Manhattan, to name a few. The homes in many of these movies have piqued our interest and stimulated interior decorating trends across the world. Hamptons style, anyone??
It seems fitting then that when she decided she wanted to build her own home, like so many of us, Keaton looked to Pinterest for inspiration. There she found an endless feast of stimulus - advice, case studies - styles she didn’t know existed - new things to explore and incorporate into her plans and of course, countless images to arouse her motivation.
Once her research process was underway, Keaton collected hundreds of images to draw inspiration from to build and decorate her dream home, taking notes as she went and documenting the process. The result was not only the home of her dreams, but a beautiful book to illustrate and navigate us through her journey.
“If you want to explore. If you love to see. If you’re looking to look; this book is an example of a home made from the gifts of other people’s addictive yearnings for the perfect home, with the perfect landscape and the perfect interior. It illustrates my choices of your choices."Diane Keaton
Throughout the book, stunning pictures explore decorative details, furniture choices and room layouts in the completed home, all brought together with a witty naration from Keaton
"Who knows, you might find one of your pins here. You might smile. You might shake your head and say, ‘This isn’t what I had in mind.’ You might think: ‘Hey that’s my kitchen. She copied my kitchen.’"Diane Keaton
"But the truth is, as much as I tried, I could never entirely recreate the light filled photograph of a kitchen that led the way to the journey that brought me here. No one can.”Diane Keaton
At once a style guide, an imaginative tome, and a how-to volume on creating one’s ideal sanctuary, Keaton’s book will serve as a go-to reference for anyone seeking to spur their own creativity as they embark on the creation of their own home.
Images from © The House That Pinterest Built by Diane Keaton, Rizzoli New York, 2017. Available from all good book stores.
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