Jake Arnold: Redefining Comfort (Hardcover)

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The first book from a rising star of the interior design world, whose signature style has earned him celebrity clientele, coveted design collaborations, and a place on the AD100 list.

In just a few years, the pioneering young British designer Jake Arnold has become one of the most influential names in American interiors, creating modern spaces that transcend time and trends.

Integrating the traditions of his English upbringing and the relaxed luxury of contemporary California lifestyle, Arnold’s sensibility is a warm minimalism that is simultaneously chic and serene.

With Redefining Comfort, his first book, Jake Arnold shares nine fully realized projects—from sprawling estates in California to seaside homes in Florida—whose interiors reflect the seductive combination of elegance, tactility, and pleasure.

Unique in his determination to lift the curtain on the designer’s process, Arnold ties each project to a key value of his design philosophy—touchpoints that aim to answer the question of how we define comfort in each of these homes—which he explores in depth between each chapter. With sketches, material swatches, and favorite resources alongside stunning photography of the interiors themselves, the book is a sumptuous survey of one of the most in-demand superstar designers working today and a refreshingly accessible reference for contemporary interior inspiration.

About the Author

Jake Arnold is a British interior designer, principal of his eponymous interior design firm, and co-founder of the online interiors platform The Expert. His work has been featured in Elle Decor, Vogue, Better Homes and Gardens, and Architectural Digest, which named him among the AD100 best designers for 2022.

Praise For…

"The young British-born, Los Angeles–based designer JAKE ARNOLD is known for emotionally resonant interiors. So it makes sense that the chapters of this book, his first, published by Rizzoli, are named for vibes, including “Immersive” and “Optimism.” Whatever the mood, he favors soft-looking rich surfaces and a relatively neutral palette that sometimes includes a shot of millennial pink, as in a cement bathtub for a contemporary house in Benedict Canyon. (He loves sculptural tubs, as well as Calacatta marble.) Photographer Michael P. H. Clifford captures Arnold’s clever decor juxtapositions in all nine homes showcased here, such as custom stone tables providing a contemporary counterpoint to an antique rug in a Hancock Park mock-tudor. At the end of each chapter, Arnold takes us inside his process with a sidebar including the mood boards and explaining his decision making along the way. Reading the recipe makes the result all the tastier." —1stDibs

"The mix of rich textiles, plastered walls and natural materials have become a go-to design move these days, but L.A.-based Brit Jake Arnold is a big part of why the blend became so popular. The young designer’s projects for famous clients like Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Aaron Paul and Katy Perry all possess a soulful presence, something explored in Arnold’s first book, Redefining Comfort. Inside, he explores nine projects, from a 1920s Spanish revival home renovation in Brentwood to a ground-up estate in Florida, showcasing the designer’s talent for blending elegance with comfort effortlessly."  —MODERN LUXURY INTERIORS

"John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Rashida Jones, Whitney Cummings and Zendaya all have been captivated by British designer Jake Arnold’s sophisticated version of cozy. Weaving together natural materials, warm colors and comfortable furnishings, he creates spaces that are inviting, chic and relaxing. “When you live in places where you’re surrounded by brightness, you need a home that feels like a respite.” Arnold’s interiors, seen in his new book Redefining Comfort (Rizzoli), are those spaces." —THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"British designer Jake Arnold has made a name for himself in the States with his signature style that mixes English sensibility with the relaxed California lifestyle. In his first book, Arnold gives a inside look into his own design philosophy, taking readers into nine homes that blend elegance and chic minimalism." —VERANDA

"The first book from pioneering young British designer Jake Arnold shares 9 projects — from sprawling estates in California to seaside homes in Florida." —HOUSE & HOME

"In his first book, Arnold compiles nine projects, each representing a key element of his personal design philosophy. Unlike many books, which showcase only the finished project, the designer takes readers back to the start of each process, mixing in sketches, swatches, and inspirations alongside the realized interiors." —CULTURED

"Jake Arnold didn’t let a lack of formal design training stop him from starting his own design studio in 2020. After designing homes for stars like Aaron Paul, Rashida Jones, Katy Perry and John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, the English-born designer is publishing his first book, Jake Arnold:Redefining Comfort (Rizzoli), out this September. “In terms of clients, my dream scenario is always a high level of collaboration,” explains the designer. “I love when clients come with ideas but are also interested in exploring and expanding on those ideas together. I’m really drawn to mixing vintage and traditional with contemporary and modern elements to create an environment that feels lived-in and timeless.” —DuJour

"If you haven’t seen British interior designer Jake Arnold’s work—which includes his recent collab with Crate & Barrel—then you’re in for a real treat. In this stunning book, (his first!) Arnold brings readers into nine home projects that embody his elegant mix of California cool with a drop of old- world British style. The result is a visual feast for the eyes that is pure delight." —Serendipity

"British-born, Los Angeles–based AD100 designer Jake Arnold imbues all his spaces with warmth and intrigue, and we see it through the motley, lively details he incorporates. These delights include elements like a 1930s Adolf Loos light fixture in the breakfast nook of a Paul Williams domicile in Brentwood and a sculptural dining table that pops against Fortuny drapery in a 1940s ranch in Coldwater Canyon. Each chapter in Redefining Comfort closes with a deeper look into Arnold’s contemplative, research-driven design process." —ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST
Product Details
ISBN: 9780847873418
ISBN-10: 0847873412
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication Date: September 5th, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English