DREAM. DESIGN. LIVE.

Decorator Paloma Contreras proves that living a happy and satisfying life starts at home.

In Dream. Design. Live., the decorator and tastemaker goes beyond interior design to show readers how to inhabit their homes in fulfilling and beautiful ways. Contreras takes readers through the design process and encourages them to seek inspiration from the approach that works best for them. The book begins with “dreaming” creatively to improve both your life and home. Then comes “designing” a space that turns your dreams into reality. Finally, the author reveals how you can take the welcoming home you’ve created and “live,” spending meaningful time there pursuing the things you love. Suggestions for choosing furniture, lighting, fabrics, and even day-to-day accessories are made simple with helpful grids that cover designs from “Classic” to “Modern.” Contreras walks you through every step, and shows that the most enjoyable spaces are also the most personal ones.

I am thrilled to share my first book with you! Dream. Design. Live. is the culmination of everything I love about design and is filled with practical advice and never-before-seen photos from over a dozen homes. I hope that you will find it to be both useful and inspiring. I look forward to hearing how you #DreamDesignLive!

Book Tour
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  • September 6th: FOUND | Houston, TX
  • September 11th: Williams Sonoma | Short Hills, NJ
  • September 12th: One Kings Lane | New York, NY
  • September 13th: Circa Lighting at the NY Design Center | New York, NY
  • September 14th: Meg Braff and Elizabeth Pash | Locust Valley, NY
  • October 3rd: Maison | Birmingham, AL
  • October 10th: Ann Mashburn | Washington, D.C.
  • October 14th: Flower Magazine Panel, Brunch & Booksigning | 11:00 AM | High Point, NC
  • October 15th: Visual Comfort & Co (Exact Date and Time TBD) | High Point, NC
  • October 16th: Becoming an Influencer Panel | 10:00 AM | High Point, NC
  • October 24th: Texas Design Week | Dallas, TX
  • November 1st: Mecox | Los Angeles, CA
  • November 5th: Williams Sonoma | Calabasas, CA
  • November 6th: Hudson Grace | San Francisco, CA
  • November 16th: Theta Antiques Show | Houston, TX
  • November 29th Bungalow Classic | Atlanta, GA