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Preview: Coming Home, Modern Rustic: Creative Living in Dutch Interiors by Barbara de Vries

Image: Coming Home, Modern Rustic: Creative Living in Dutch Interiors by Barbara de Vries. © Rizzoli New York, 2021


On September 28, 2021, Rizzoli New York will publish Coming Home, Modern Rustic: Creative Living in Dutch Interiors, by Barbara de Vries, and with an introduction by Lidewij Edelkoort.

A thoughtfully curated collection of spaces belonging to interior designers, product designers, architects, and artists, Coming Home, Modern Rustic: Creative Living in Dutch Interiors showcases original and resourceful living at its best.  The properties—including historic canal houses, restored farms, and eco-friendly homes—have been brought into the twenty-first century with typical Dutch style and sensibility showing a wide range of imaginative spaces filled with color and informal charm.

“Barbara de Vries’s COMING HOME is a visual feast of wildly beautiful interiors crafted with originality and ingenuity. This is a book of interiors that couldn’t be more in sync with our times.”  —Wendy Goodman, Design Editor of New York Magazine

The homes in this book reflect the personality and spirit of the people who inhabit them—from furniture designer Valentin Loellman’s handcrafted interiors in a traditional worker’s cottage on the Maas river to fiber artist Claudy Jongstra’s farmhouse in Friesland where indigo dye plants grow in the biodynamic garden—illustrating a variety of ideas and accessible ways to incorporate Dutch-inflected style into your own surroundings. Whether it’s the traditional “lowlands” aesthetic of combining old and new, faded and inviting, into a casually chic nest, or a quirky reinvention of a space that reveals a touch of eccentricity, COMING HOME illustrates why the Netherlands is truly loved by so many and offers such a wealth of design inspiration.

About Barbara de Vries

Barbara de Vries grew up in a converted Dutch windmill–a wedding present from her father to her mother. She began her career in fashion as a model in Paris, moved to London to study fashion design and eventually ran her own “punk” company. In 1990 she moved to New York, became senior design director at Calvin Klein and helped create the iconic CK brand. She subsequently had her own collections in the U.S. and Japan. In 2009, Barbara and her husband, author Alastair Gordon, joined forces to create illustrated books on design and lifestyle. Barbara was inspired to make a book about the homes of Dutch creatives, when her twin daughters moved to the Netherlands to study design.

About Lidewij Edelkoort

Lidewij Edelkoort is one of the world’s most famous trend forecasters. Barbara and Lidewij collaborate on the World Hope Forum, using collective creative power to change society through design.

Coming Home, Modern Rustic: Creative Living in Dutch Interiors

By Barbara de Vries
Introduction by Lidewij Edelkoort
Hardcover / 8” x 10” / 240 pages / 270 color illustrations
$50.00 U.S.; $67.50 CAN; £36.95 U.K.
ISBN: 978-0-8478-6990-9 / Rizzoli New York
Publication date: September 28, 2021

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