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Live Natural: A Relaxed Approach to Creating Healthy Homes (Hardcover)

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By Alison Davin, Lisa Romerein (Photographer)
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Most of us think about outdoor air quality, but not about the effect on indoor air quality from new housewares and furnishings—yet many of the products in our homes are covered in harmful chemicals. In Live Natural, Alison Davin takes us through the ins and outs of creating a home that is better for our overall health, with tips and ideas on how to furnish homes sustainably while being conscious about our lasting effects on the environment.

— Kristina


A beautiful, inspiring guide to building, designing, and decorating a natural living space that is healthier for your family and for the planet.

"In Live Natural, Ali Davin puts functionality before aesthetics, one actionable tip at a time. This book is for anyone who's ready to make a change in how they inhabit the world."--Colleen & Jason Wachob, Co-Founders, mindbodygreen

★ "Readers who want to construct a new home, remodel an existing one, or learn how to design healthier spaces in their home will find this book delightfully resourceful."--Library Journal, starred review

Known for comfortably chic interiors that blend natural materials, nontoxic building, and artisanal techniques, California designer Alison Davin creates warm, welcoming spaces with an emphasis on wellness. Always mindful of limiting waste, her homes are made to last a lifetime.

While existing books approach this topic from either a highly technical or scrappy DIY perspective, Live Natural carves out a unique space in the coffee-table book marketplace, pairing beautifully photographed high-end homes with a clear point of view on wellness and environmental responsibility. Shot by the renowned photographer Lisa Romerein, the inspirational visuals of warm, aesthetically pleasing living spaces bathed in natural light will draw the reader in and pair with a clean, image-forward layout. This book creates a safe, welcoming space to receive ideas, challenging "the way things have always been done" in construction and design. Filled with accessible, actionable tips and delivered in an approachable tone, Live Natural empowers readers to advocate for themselves at home and in the world.

Packed with insightful tips and illustrated with inspiring photographs from clients' residences, Live Natural details how to craft a purposefully designed space with clean air quality and a lower environmental impact. This book will help readers harness light, space, and natural elements to design a clean, comfortable home they will love.

More Accolades

"California design pro Ali Davin offers useful, from-the-trenches advice on how to create a healthy, toxin-free home--and natural style inspiration to boot"--The editors of Remodelista

"What I've always loved about Ali's work is how layered it is. At first glance, it's low-key and approachable, but when you look closer, it's filled with rich character and detail. She has channeled that approach into this book--on the surface, it's a bunch of beautiful photos, but the health-focused content goes so much deeper."--Kelli Lamb, Editor, Rue

"My team loves this new book from author Alison Davin. She shares education and actionable tips for how people can better achieve clean living spaces with better air-quality and a lower environmental impact....As an added bonus, it's a beautiful book that inspires an aesthetically pleasing home."--Dr. Mark Hyman, Mark's Picks Newsletter

About the Author

Alison Davin is the founder of the interior design firm Jute and an expert in nontoxic building. After realizing that environmental factors she encountered on job sites worsened her autoimmune condition, she set out to find the safest methods for building, design, and decorating. Now with over fifteen years of experience, Alison has honed a health-conscious, chemical-free approach to construction without sacrificing design aesthetic. Combining natural materials, artisanal techniques, and one-of-a-kind pieces, her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Decoration, and Luxe, and she launched a bespoke product line in 2020. She currently resides in Sausalito, California, where she renovated her home without chemicals.Lisa Romerein is a renowned photographer specializing in food, architecture, interiors, and gardens. Her work has appeared in more than 20 books and countless magazine editorials and commercial campaigns. Working without a flash or artificial lighting, she harnesses natural light to infuse her work with an instinctive glow. Lisa is immersed in the artistic community of Santa Monica, where she is based.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781423665823
ISBN-10: 1423665821
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Publication Date: June 11th, 2024
Pages: 240
Language: English