Kate Hume's passion for interiors stems from her lifelong love affair with colour and her respect for anything artisanal. Colour, light, and texture inform all of Hume's projects to create a distinctive style that is casually luxurious; bold patterns are expressed in rich, elemental hues. Though colour drives her design schemes, it is never dominant. For Hume there is no wrong colour, only wrong combinations.

Hume's inimitable approach to design favours tactile materials such as linen, grass cloth, silk, jute, and impeccably sourced homespun fabrics. Unabashedly mixing different furniture genres, Hume prefers vintage over brand-new, considering for instance the best dining tables to look as if they've witnessed countless lunches and dinners. That is why she and her husband and collaborator, Frans van der Heijden, design their own pieces from sandblasted wood and brushed timbers where signs of age already exist. Exquisitely employing beautifully crafted furniture, intriguing objects, engaging colour schemes, and seductive, ambient lighting, Hume consistently demonstrates her mastery of eclectic, warm, and sophisticated design.



ISBN: 9780847861293
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 8 Sep 2020
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Publication City, Country: New York, United States
Dimensions (cm): 33(H) x 25.4(L)



Kate Hume showcases her eclectic, warm and sophisticated style in the first book from the celebrated interior and furniture designer. -- MR FEELGOOD


Author Biography

Kate Hume is a renowned interior designer with an extensive international clientele.

Linda O'Keeffe has been involved in design for over three decades, including sixteen years as the creative director at Metropolitan Home magazine. She currently contributes to a variety of shelter and architecture publications and is the author of Heart and Home: Rooms That Tell Stories.

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