In their first book, Clements Design showcases eight outstanding residences that embody the Clements style: understated elegance, sensuous austerity, Zen-like simplicity, effortless glamour, and great intimacy. Clements creates rarefied environments that are ultra-luxurious but never pretentious. Instead, their pared-down rooms are remarkably cosy and relaxed due to the blend of natural materials, muted colours, and matte surfaces and textures, primarily from wood, stone, and nubby textiles—perfect for the indoor-outdoor lifestyle of their clients. A Clements home is the ideal backdrop for jaw-dropping art collections that may include Picasso, Morandi, Warhol, and Twombly, and for entertaining in spacious, expansive rooms populated by Rick Owens daybeds, Prouvé chairs, Giacometti light fixtures, Asian sculptures, and Persian rugs in pale shades, all blended with exceptional antiques carefully placed about the spaces. Serenity reigns over all, filling the viewer with a peaceful calm that is priceless.
Personal accounts of working with Clements Design and living in their interiors from, among others, Ellen DeGeneres and Adam Levine complement the glorious photography. Eight Houses: Clements Design offers a simple life set in an exceeding high style and taste.