Following the success of his first book, New York Interiors, Simon Upton turns to London—a city in which he has been based for most of his working life. Exploring an incredible range of homes in this vibrant city, Upton looks behind the scenes into the private spaces of creatives and influencers. Presented in two parts, the book begins with “Town,” which is devoted to the homes of those who live solely in London, such as grandee of interior design John Stefanidis; House & Garden’s Interior Designer of the Year 2019, Maria Speake; industrial designer and architect Tom Bartlett; fashion designer Bella Freud; model Poppy Delevingne; and antiques dealer and interior designer Adam Bray. Then, “Country” showcases those who divide their time between London and a retreat in the British countryside, which includes names such as antiques dealers Jorge Perez–Martin and David Gibson, known as Brownrigg; film director Gaby Dellal; and designer Jasper Conran. With a foreword by iconic decorator and Upton’s friend Nicky Haslam, London Living reveals a series of unique locations, each illuminated by an interview in which the owner defines their true meaning of “home.”
Simon Upton is one of the foremost names in interiors photography, with more than 25 years of published work to his credit. His work appears regularly in The World of Interiors, ELLE Decor, Vogue, Architectural Digest, and House & Garden. His first book, New York Interiors, was published in 2021 to great acclaim.
Nicky Haslam is an internationally renowned interior designer, socialite, artist, cabaret singer, book reviewer, art editor, memoirist, and literary editor.
Karen Howes is an interior design writer whose books include Upton’s New York Interiors. She runs The Interior Archive, a London–based picture library and photographic agency representing some of the world’s best photographers.
‘Rooms do furnish a book,’ writes Nicky Haslam in his witty introduction to this book of photographs by Simon Upton. A House & Garden contributor, the respected interiors photographer is lauded for his brilliant eye… He has chosen to feature a mix of homeowners: 14 who live only in London, and a further nine who have houses in both town and country.
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