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 (Foreword by) is the editor of Architectural Digest.