Where They Purr

Inspirational Interiors and the Cats Who Call Them Home


Fancy felines living in the lap of luxury.


ISBN: 9781760761844 Category:

Paul Barbera


‘I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.’
– Jean Cocteau

Cats can be notoriously aloof, yet they have a special knack for commanding a room. But what can these curious creatures reveal about their owners’ personal style and design sensibilities?

Where They Purr showcases twenty-eight inspirational houses and their creative interiors, along with the charismatic felines who call these places home. From a heritage-listed Victorian terrace to a modern farmhouse with panoramic vistas, an art-filled inner-city warehouse to a cosy rental that reveals the power of classic pieces and clever design, discover each cat’s domain and their predilection for sunlit nooks, mid-century furniture or rooms with a view.

Through stunning photography, Paul Barbera captures these enviable homes and the enigmatic qualities of our most contrary of domestic companions: the cat.

Additional information

Weight 1428 g
Dimensions 22.2 x 28.2 cm
Publisher name Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd
Publication date 28 September 2021
Number of pages 240
Format Hardback
Dimensions 22.2 x 28.2 cm
Weight 1428 g


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Paul Barbera is an Australian-born, New York-based lifestyle and interiors photographer. He has shot the studios and homes of architects, designers and artists around the world, from Tadao Ando and Kengo Kuma to Jonathan Adler and Massimo Vitali. Employing a minimalist approach, Paul shoots in natural light and avoids complicated technical arrangements to capture emotional honesty in his subjects.

Regularly commissioned throughout the US, Asia and Europe, Paul's work has been published in high-end publications such as Vogue Living, Bon Appetit, New Yorker, Martha Stuart and Elle Decor.