Hello friends! I hope you all had a very good and smooth transition into 2018! May the new year bring health, joy, and happiness to all of you! I want to kick off the new year here on Happy Interior Blog with a book review. It’s been a long time since my last book review so I figured I’ll share a recent find with you that resonates with me a lot – and I am pretty sure with many of you too: The Maverick Soul. Written by interior designer Miv Watts and beautifully captured by photographer Hugh Stewart, this books takes you on a visual voyage into the homes of 24 creative and bohemian people from around the world.
‘The Maverick Soul’ is not only a book about those maverick souls, it is also addressed to readers with a distinct maverick soul. Those who value passion over trend and who live their lives at its best – with all the ups and downs it brings, all the joy, sorrow, hope, the travels, the explorations. The book contains portraits of the lives and homes of eccentric, eclectic and free-spirited bohemians. And I like to think of myself as a maverick soul too.
Author and interior designer Miv Watts puts it in great words by saying that these homes can be cluttered and chaotic or cool and clean-lined, but they are never contrived – the emphasis being on passion over trend. They are the patchword of a life lived to the full in every aspect: with truth, curiosity and self-expression. Those home are packed with personality and quirk – and there is hardly anything I love more than such homes. They are like a book where you start reading and discovering the owner’s personality, step by step, bit by bit.
I invite you to discover the book for yourself for it is a wonderful collection of personalities, stories, homes, and inspiration. Reading the portraits and seeing the homes you will feel the urge to look around and see if your home tells your story too. Happy reading!
Book photography by Igor Josifovic