Book Synopsis From the founders of General Store, Abode is a collection of Serena Mitnik-Miller and Mason St. Peter's effortlessly cool, quintessentially California interiors, and a look at how to re-create that style anywhere.
The yearning for a life of pared-down purity has built to a roar, and Serena Mitnik-Miller and Mason St. Peter--the husband-and-wife owners of General Store, one of California's most talked-about shops--are at the forefront. In Abode: Thoughtful Living with Less
, these tastemakers make a graceful case for living better no matter your budget or abilities, guiding you to create a space that is simple and true. Their time-tested methods allow you to:
- Create interiors that maximize openness
- Strip a building back to its bones
- Amplify natural light
- Evoke unpretentious tranquility
- Embrace elemental materials
- Curate handcrafted objects
- Celebrate furnishings from eras when craftsmanship was king
- And much more!
The author's make clear their approach, one they learned as they rebuilt and redesigned their own home: "Honoring a structure's history and channeling its purest form lie at the heart of our design aesthetic."
Filled with more than 150 photographs and practical step-by-step instructions, this visual exploration of Mitnik-Miller and St. Peter's greatest collaborations will take you through their breathtaking rooms, each a masterpiece of warm minimalism.
Serena and Mason write, "We encourage you to embrace the spirit of the open plan and promote flow as much as possible--whether it's taking out surplus doors, subtly dissolving thresholds between rooms, or just reorganizing furniture. We believe that living happily in a place depends on utilizing it to its fullest and eliminating anything that doesn't serve it from a practical point of view." Abode
is a glimpse into the couple's process and a guide to manifesting your own beautiful interiors.
About the Author Serena Mitnik-Miller
and Mason St. Peter
founded General Store in 2009, since expanding to three locations in California. Their admirers include Dwell, Vogue, Monocle, Refinery 29, T Magazine, Paper,
and Martha Stewart.