A lushly illustrated playbook for creating a home that feels both modern and warm, personal and polished, from a megawatt design duo.
From their first New York City apartment together, along the way through a classic six, a Brooklyn brownstone, and houses in the Hamptons, Pilar Guzmán and Chris Mitchell have developed a unique design sensibility—a mix of worn antiques and sleek modern pieces, and a limited palette of materials—that they’ve coined “patina modern.” It’s a look that’s both timely and timeless, as these interiors only get better with age. The pair’s homes have been featured in design magazines from Architectural Digest to Martha Stewart Living, and in books including Artisan’s own Restoring a House in the City.
Now, for the first time, they’ve decoded the secrets to their covetable style, developed over the course of 20 years and six renovation and design projects. Patina Modern will teach readers how to replicate the couple’s look in their own homes through home tours, deep dives on their go-to materials, spotlights on the most influential designers and pieces that inform their approach, and a robust resources section. It will inspire readers to identify things they love, and give them the tools and guiding principles they need to put those pieces together in beautiful, “patina modern” spaces.