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Three cheers for my friend Armelle Habib (AKA photography genius) who shot all the images in this gem and who also happens to capture all of our collections here at Sage x Clare.
All bias aside? It’s freakin’ I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E. As a ha-uge lover of colour, the insides of this book *srsly* lit me up inside - such gorgeous photography + use of words.
Put simply, it reminded me of the importance of colour in my own everyday life - whether that be a scorching orange sunset to finish the day, bold spaces in my home or the clothes I wear. Y’know that mesmerising sensation you feel while looking at a rainbow? That’s how I think you’ll feel after taking a look inside this book. Colour = happiness.
Vivid: Style in Colour is an interiors book celebrating the influence of colour in the world of design and our everyday lives.
Built around the insights of renowned stylist Julia Green gathered over several decades, Vivid looks at the spaces we inhabit both at home and at work, and how the application of colour can create different outcomes and impacts. The book includes eight chapters divided by colour: orange, red, blue, green, pink, yellow, neutrals, and black. Photographer Armelle Habib contributes stunning interior shots alongside travel vignettes that tell the story of how different palettes are interwoven into our lives.
Vivid features interviews from leading proponents of the art of colour around the world, including Martyn Thomson (Sydney), Jessica Bettenay (Melbourne), Marielle Ienna (Palermo), LRNCE (Marrakech) and Los Enamorados (Ibiza). Short essays on colour in styling and design complement the photography, addressing the science of colour and colour psychology, confidence in bold or clashing colour, using colour to connect or divide spaces, artworks, layering colour for depth and texture, and styling for small spaces and for the seasons.
Vivid tackles questions around the application of colour and, crucially, where to begin if your life feels like it could benefit from some new (coloured) energy.
Dimensions 28.3 x 21.6 cms
By Julia Green & Armelle Habib:
Julia Green is a leading Australian interiors stylist known best for her love of bold colour. Julia runs the successful website Greenhouse Interiors, a leading destination for people seeking boutique textiles, homewares, fine art and interior styling services. As well, she has appeared on Channel Ten's The Home Team, Channel Nine's The Block, Sky News, and various radio shows.
Armelle Habib is a Melbourne-based interiors photographer renowned for work that celebrates natural light, uncomplicated compositions, and candid moments. She travels constantly and is published in leading international publications including Elle Decoration, Living etc UK, Belle, Inside Out, Real Living and Sunday Life. As well, Armelle shoots for commercial clients including Sage & Clare, Oblica, Globe West, Pan Macmillan, Hardie Grant Books and Murdoch Books.
Armelle and Julia are regular collaborators, but this is their first book together.