In their first book, Stamps and Stamps share their passion for historical references and attention to detail, showing you how to create a mood with floral patterns, brimming bookshelves, and overstuffed armchairs. These interiors inspire you to create your own personal sanctuary by layering your favourite objects and vintage treasures into your decor to create lovely and personal rooms. Above all, Stamps and Stamps show you how to make your home comfortable, as they believe houses are for living in, not just for looking at. With a focus on Southern California, where they live, Stamps and Stamps specialize in designing, decorating, and restoring historic homes and gardens. From an Andalusian riad in Hancock Park restored and deco-rated for Ellen DeGeneres, to a newly built California ranch in Rolling Hills, to their own home and garden in South Pasadena designed around a Greene and Greene carriage house, Stamps and Stamps have built their style on an aesthetic foundation rooted in the past but with a lightness and wit that s very much of the present. With its beautiful photography and helpful sourcing an appendix details where to find fabrics, wallpaper, and lighting Stamps and Stamps is sure to inspire you to embrace interior design that s easy to live in.