Abode: Thoughtful Living With Less Book
The yearning for a life of pared-down purity has built to a roar, and Serena Mitnik-Miller and Mason St. Peter—the husband-and-wife owners of General Store, one of California’s most talked-about shops—are at the forefront. In Abode: Thoughtful Living with Less, these tastemakers make a graceful case for living better no matter your budget or abilities, guiding you to create a space that is simple and true. Their time-tested methods allow you to:
- Create interiors that maximize openness
- Strip a building back to its bones
- Amplify natural light
- Evoke unpretentious tranquility
- Embrace elemental materials
- Curate handcrafted objects
- Celebrate furnishings from eras when craftsmanship was king
- And much more!
The authors make clear their approach, one they learned as they rebuilt and redesigned their own home: “Honoring a structure’s history and channeling its purest form lie at the heart of our design aesthetic.”
Filled with more than 150 photographs and practical step-by-step instructions, this visual exploration of Mitnik-Miller and St. Peter’s greatest collaborations will take you through their breathtaking rooms, each a masterpiece of warm minimalism.
Serena and Mason write, “We encourage you to embrace the spirit of the open plan and promote flow as much as possible—whether it’s taking out surplus doors, subtly dissolving thresholds between rooms, or just reorganizing furniture. We believe that living happily in a place depends on utilizing it to its fullest and eliminating anything that doesn’t serve it from a practical point of view.”
Abode is a glimpse into the couple’s process and a guide to manifesting your own beautiful interiors.