Soul of the Home

Designing with Antiques


Past meets present in this stylish guide to decorating modern homes with heirlooms and antiques


ISBN: 9781419742958 Category:

Tara Shaw


Designer and antiques dealer Tara Shaw is a respected supplier of French and European antiques for a host of AD100 and Elle Decor A-listers, including Bobby McAlpine, Mary McDonald, and Bunny Williams. In her first book, she helps readers understand how to select the best antiques and how to use them in a variety of decor schemes. The book presents never-before-published spaces from Shaw’s portfolio and reveals her favorite antique-hunting spots throughout Europe. Anecdotes from years of treasure hunting are accompanied by images of rare and precious finds, with text that decodes just how to choose the right pieces and display them in a contemporary interior. Readers will be able to look at each space and take away ideas they can apply to their own homes, to create personalized rooms full of provenance and beauty.

Additional information

Weight 1810 g
Dimensions 28.7 x 25.2 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 21 April 2020
Number of pages 272
Format Hardback
Dimensions 28.7 x 25.2 cm
Weight 1810 g


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Tara Shaw’s design principles stem from 20 years of success as an antiques wholesaler. In addition to her thriving import business, she has a custom furniture line, Maison, and a licensed product line with Restoration Hardware. She lives in New Orleans.