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Sage Living: Decorate for the Life You Want

3.26  ·  Rating details ·  200 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Perfectly named style maven and City Sage blogger Anne Sage knows a wise truth: decorating our living spaces for our goals is the first step in making them happen. In Sage Living, she opens the door to covetable dwellings designed to boost the dreams of their occupants, from the sunny, open-air kitchen of a holistic nutritionist to the eclectic living room of a world trave ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published September 15th 2015 by Chronicle Books
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I wasn't as impressed by the text of the book as I was the photos. Visually, it's awfully pretty. ...more
I like the idea of "decorating for the life you want," although some of the examples were hard to relate to. ("Meagan also knew that she wanted to live alone for the first time in her life, no matter how prohibitive her budget as a single freelancer...she secured a three-hundred-square foot apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side." Really?)

I liked how the contents were divided, especially "Connect: The Living Room" and "Disconnect: The Bedroom."

Fun idea: "Mimic the indulgences of hotel living
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
This book is so very, incredibly hipster. If you want to have an aesthetic that is very much urban outfitters meets poor starving artist in Brooklyn, it might be just for you.

Otherwise, spare yourself! ;)
Marissa Morrison
Oct 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Some of these spaces are very serene, charmingly minimalist.
Jul 21, 2016 rated it did not like it
This book was so forgettable, I checked it out twice in the course of a month. The cover looks interesting, but open the book and you start to realize every room layout looks like the one before. If you are a fan of walls that are black, white, grey, or taupe, then this is the book for you. If you like cold, almost clinical-looking rooms that are spruced up with a few splashes of muted colors and in one case, a pineapple in the living room, then this is the book for you. Okay, on page 125 there ...more
Oct 22, 2015 rated it did not like it
Nope nope nope nope. There is nothing in this book about decorating for the life you want - it's all about decorating for the life the AUTHOR wants. Which let me tell you is not to my taste. If you match hers, it's great. Otherwise run to any of the other amazing books out there on decor. ...more
Nov 19, 2017 rated it liked it
mostly just pretty pictures
Apr 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: art
Inspiration and Design book. Not really what I was looking for but all in all it was an alright book.
Siddhi B
Jun 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Filled with beautiful photos and stories, this book gave me a lot of home deco ideas. Looking forward to reading more stuff by the author.
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love the format of this book! As far as interior content, it’s a tad dated but still a good read.
Rachel Adrianna
Jan 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. I loved the way the book was written, I just didn't connect to many of the styles personally. ...more
Lauren Read
Sep 16, 2018 rated it liked it
A refreshing, inspiring look at others' abodes, with thoughtful explanations and accessible suggestions on applying concepts to one's own situation. ...more
Amanda Miller
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A decorating book that makes sense to me!
Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: decorating
If you like Anne Sage's style and want her life, then this book will likely please you more than it did me. Possibly if you are in your twenties and haven't ever thought about the hows and whys of putting together your own living space, this book might inspire you. But for middle aged me, all of the suggestions were the sort you might expect in a magazine article--that is, nothing that was all that insightful or gave me a new lens through which to look and with little detail. Photos of the homes ...more
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fun
I have fallen in love with this book over the holiday break. The writing style of the author is perfection and love the way she has with words. I have taken notes, been inspired to remodel, and really think about the purpose of each room and how our style can plan into that. Not to mention, being a photographer, the photography in the book is inspiring as well. Well done. This book will be on my coffee table for the long road.
Stephanie Andreasen
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
I found only ONE picture in the entire book that really inspired me. The homes that were featured were all very similar to my eye and not very appealing to me. And the captions were mostly blah. I can't recommend this book. ...more
Lexi Wright
Jan 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, design
An eclectic and varied array of well-loved, cleverly considered spaces.

The one trap this fell into is a doozy for me: Too many overt, uninteresting sidebars and not enough full-page/ spread photos. More shots, less filler!
Oct 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Gorgeous photos and beautifully written.
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: nonfiction
I mainly just looked at the pictures - I love books about decorating since it gives me new ideas, but this book wasn't as interesting as I hoped it would be. ...more
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
Pretty pictures of pretty people living in pretty spaces. I'm not sure how it was supposed to help me learn to decorate to meet my goals though... ...more
Oct 05, 2015 rated it liked it
I liked this book. It was neat to see how all different types of people decorate their space.
Oct 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Love this decorating book that is more thoughtful prose than pictures. The pictures are a little modern for my taste (in some cases) but I would love this one as coffee table inspiration.
Oct 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Not my style at all, but there was some cool ideas.
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