Livable Luxe (Hardcover)

Livable Luxe By Brigette Romanek, Gwyneth Paltrow (Foreword by) Cover Image

Livable Luxe (Hardcover)


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Livable Luxe is the first-ever monograph on acclaimed Los Angeles–based interior designer Brigette Romanek.

Brigette Romanek is one of the most sought-after interior designers working today, and her high-profile client and partner list is extensive, from celebrities like Demi Moore, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, and Christian Bale, to brands like Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Crate and Barrel, and Audemars Piguet. Her beautiful interior designs highlight her distinct luxurious yet casual aesthetic, on a range of residential and commercial projects from Los Angeles to New York. 

In Livable Luxe, Romanek shares an insider’s glimpse into her lush and aspirational collection of interior design projects for the first time, through over 150 photographs that capture and reflect the personality and lifestyle of her clients. Additionally, Romanek shares her insightful approach to design and interiors through personal essays and anecdotes.

In her introduction, Romanek charts her unique upbringing on the road with her super-talented, single mother, Paulette McWilliams, who sang with the likes of Marvin Gaye, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, and many others. What grounded Romanek throughout her peripatetic childhood was her ability to make any new space "home" by decorating and personalizing it with special treasures and mementos that had meaning in her life. 

As a designer, she has elevated that same instinct by bringing together an eclectic mix of design elements that create a sense of ease, comfort, and style. Her aesthetic blend of both the high-end and the accessible, or as she calls it, "Gucci meets Gap," is a refreshing approach and fully apparent in her own beautiful home in Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles. 

Extensively featured in Livable Luxe are the homes of her well-known clients, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Molly Sims, to name a few, who admire and seek her design expertise in creating spaces that evoke a laid-back-yet-elegant feel. Paltrow is a close friend and client, and she has also penned the foreword. Romanek has created stunning designs for several of Paltrow's homes, including her lovely Montecito home featured on the cover. 

Livable Luxe is a gorgeous coffee-table book worthy of its name, filled with detailed design moments, personal stories, and inspiring interiors that look luxe but feel livable. It makes the perfect gift for interior designers and home décor enthusiasts, and a splendid addition to any coffee table, tabletop, or book collection.

Brigette Romanek is an award-winning interior designer based in Los Angeles. She has been named in Architectural Digest's coveted AD100 list for several years in a row as well as in Elle Decor's "A List." Her star-studded clientele includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyoncé and Jay Z, Demi Moore, Misty Copeland, Ryan Coogler, and Christian Bale, to name just a few. Her projects have been featured in every major shelter magazine, and she was a featured judge on Ellen DeGeneres's show Ellen's Next Great Designer on HBO Max. Romanek has also created a custom line of furniture and lighting for Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. 

Gwyneth Paltrow is an Academy Award–winning actress and the founder of the renowned lifestyle brand Goop.
Product Details ISBN: 9781797224008
ISBN-10: 179722400X
Publisher: Chronicle Chroma
Publication Date: October 10th, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English
As seen in The New York TimesWall Street Journalgoop, CULTUREDBetter Homes Gardens, EsquireVanity FairArchitectural Digest, EssenceWomen’s Wear DailyElle Decordomino, and many more!


Named a Best New Interior Design Book of 2023 by the Hollywood Reporter and a Top Five Interior Design Book to Read this Fall by Women’s Wear Daily!

“[Romanek’s] sense of dynamic inspiration is on display in her first monograph, Liveable Luxe.”

—Vanity Fair

“In Romanek’s debut monograph, the designer offers an inside look at projects that embody her unique blend of the high-end and the accessible, including her own home in Laurel Canyon. Fans of Gwyneth Paltrow’s breezy California style will be happy to see a section dedicated to the Goop founder’s Montecito home and a forward penned by the star.”


“Livable Luxe presents a collection of Romanek’s distinctive residential interiors, highlighting luxurious yet casual homes and commercial projects in places ranging from Los Angeles to New York. Brigette’s essays and anecdotes share her intuitive and open approach to design throughout the book. Her aesthetic blend of both the high-end and the accessible, or as she calls it, ‘Gucci meets Gap,’ is a refreshing approach and fully apparent in the spaces she crafts. Extensively featured in the book are the homes of her well-known clients, including Paltrow and Molly Baz, who admire and seek her design expertise in creating spaces that evoke a laid-back-yet-elegant feel.”


“Brigette’s debut book, Livable Luxe, outlines how to achieve this balance while unpacking the processes of her most breathtaking projects. The tome features priceless behind-the-scenes details about Brigette Romanek’s work and weaves them in with anecdotes about her life and the events that led to developing her signature eclectic style.”

Architectural Digest 

“She takes the best-made stuff and makes it feel like you can actually live in it.”


“With more than 150 lavish images from Romanek’s portfolio, details about her upbringing, and design tips, the book is a fantastic look into how the highly sought-after designer uses her ‘Gucci meets Gap’ philosophy to ensure each house she designs has style, comfort, and a sense of home.”


?“Brigette Romanek’s flair for livably luxe interiors has quickly made her a star among Hollywood’s elite…where [her] book especially sings is in its wonderfully chatty, playful tone. Among the chapter headings are ‘Don’t Get Too Excited’ and ‘Where My Girls At?’ And many sentences sound as if Romanek were talking out loud. ‘I covered the . . . sofas in a celadon mohair. Ahhhh, so pretty,’ she writes about decorating a 1920s Los Angeles home. There’s also an endearing touch of self-deprecation. ‘I’m no art critic, not an authority in any way. I simply know what I like and respond to. And honestly, that’s all you have to know.’”

—1stDibs Introspective Magazine