CURATE, the highly anticipated book by creative duo, Ali Heath (UK journalist and stylist), and Lynda Gardener (renowned Australian stylist and boutique hotelier), reveals how to create a home that is truly individual. Doyenne of the unique and decorative Lynda is always on the hunt for finds to enhance her homes and decorating projects. Her ability to curate and display these personal treasures has created a trademark style that is loved internationally. With gloriously evocative photography by Australian photographer, Marnie Hawson, the book encourages you to trust your own style, dream big and create a home that is personal to you.
Having worked together across two sides of the world, CURATE showcases a shared love of a monochrome aesthetic and natural imperfections. At the heart of CURATE is home, the one place that tells your own story and where you can be your most authentic. The book is about real, uncontrived spaces that reflect personal life stories and the slow curation of treasured finds.
In the book Ali explores the eight Elements that bring a space to life: palette, nature, textiles, lighting, a combination of old and new, storage, collections and art. Ten aspirational homes show the style in practice, including a converted warehouse, one-bedroom studio, bijoux apartment, historic cottage, country estate, new-build barn, remote shack, period townhouse and rural retreat.
Full of informative, down-to-earth ideas, the reader is encouraged to ignore trends and instead follow their own unique journey, to curate a timeless interior with pieces they love. A go to resource that you will keep coming back to.
Concept and text by Ali Heath, styled by Lynda Gardener and photographed by Marnie Hawson. Publisher: Octopus Books.
CURATE is AVAILABLE FOR PRE ORDER Publication date: 10th June 2021.
Kate Watson-Smyth – Journalist, Blogger
'This gorgeous book marries inspirational ideas with real interiors, to help you curate a home that reflects your personal story and style.'
Martyn Thompson – Designer, Photographer, Creative Director
'A paradise for the curious, Lynda and Ali present an interior perspective so cosy that you already feel you live there. Textural spaces cleansed in monochromatic hues – with ideas that invite your imagination to consider home and collections in a new light.'
Sally Bailey – Founder of Baileys Home
‘Two of the most sought-after creatives, working together from opposite ends of the world, which has resulted in the most inspiring book.’
Hilary Robertson – Interior Stylist, Writer
'A must-read for all confirmed monochromist or mono-curious design aficionados, Ali and Lynda's new book confirms that an edited colour palette is everything but monotonous.'
Megan Morton – Interior Stylist, Masterclass Instructor, Studio Owner
‘Everyone knows that to live amongst books is a gift. Curate is one of those books you will come back to, like a time worn painting, its contents are rewarding, rich and encourage you to chase your own unique style of domestic bliss.’
Hans Blomquist – Stylist, Art Director, Set Design
‘Every page of Curate is filled with an inspirational overload both in pictures and words. Working with texture, layers, colour and special personal touches it is a pure feast for the eyes.’
Sibella Court – Stylist, Shopkeeper
‘The beautiful interiors captured in Curate are layered with a sense of nostalgia and nurture. This is what makes a house a home.’