Innovatively combining period and contemporary furniture and art in a sophisticated mix, the homes of Isabel López-Quesada (ILQ) are inspirational and unforgettable. At Home is the long-awaited monograph on ILQ, a unique voice in contemporary European design. Passion and obsession have driven the creation of her homes, each a master class in luxurious but warm and inviting interior design, with a savoir-faire revealed by master photographer Miguel Flores-Vianna. In At Home, ILQ introduces her family—she is one of five sisters—their traditions, upbringing, and her life as a creative, young European woman. Her account is illustrated with a treasury of photographs, drawings, sources of inspiration from earlier designers like Renzo Mongiardino and John Stefanidis, talismans, and memorable places that have had a profound influence on her aesthetic development. Her personal journey is the backdrop to the discovery of her city house, an abandoned wax factory in a leafy district of Madrid, and its transformation from an industrial space into a family home and atelier. The Madrid courtyard house, with its flowering patios and water features, became a living laboratory as ILQ refined her mix of textiles, finishes, antiques, and contemporary furniture. Subsequently, she transformed a run-down Basque farm in the rolling hills outside of Biarritz. Over time, and working with a talented team of collaborators—garden designers, artisans, architects, and painters—ILQ designed a country home, where family and friends gather on shady patios. Both the Madrid and Biarritz properties have been affectionately documented by Miguel Flores-Vianna, who has photographed interiors, gardens, luncheons, dinners, and Quesada’s design studios, as well as telling details of fabrics, tiles, decorative objects, personal collections and possessions, family photographs, and watercolors.
Isabel López-Quesada is a Spanish interior designer who has had a lifelong fascination with interior design and making beautiful spaces. She has designed projects throughout Spain and the Mediterranean, the United States, Japan, and the Caribbean.
Miguel Flores-Vianna has been an editor, writer, and photographer for more than twenty-five years. His photography is regularly published in T, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Cabana, Milieu, and Vogue. His Haute Bohemians, also published by Vendome Press, was a runaway bestseller.
Amy Astley is the editor of Architectural Digest.
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The interior designer Isabel López-Quesada has the gift of creating spaces that transcend the purely material, managing to make air––such an ethereal element––run through her houses with astounding ease, imbuing every inch of them with a unique freshness. Discover how she does this in the book At Home, where she reveals her own homes in Madrid and Biarritz.