The Art of Living with White
From the author of the home decorating bestseller, For the Love of White, comes an inspirational and informative guide to creating a welcoming home through the seasons using a white and neutral palette.
In her much-anticipated second book, The Art Of Living With White, Chrissie Rucker, Founder of The White Company, explores 10 inspirational homes that illustrate beautifully different ways to use white and neutrals through the seasons. The homes vary in size, style and location - from a minimalist city pied-a-terre to a New England-style country house - but what unites them all is the welcoming, stylish and calm feel that their owners have each created.
The homes are grouped into the four seasons and each chapter ends with a summary of seasonal rituals that will work in any home. A concluding chapter - Inspiration & Resources - considers finding your own style, how to create a good balance between work and home in interior spaces, the art of simple entertaining and the importance of scent and touch in a truly comfortable home.
About the Author
Chrissie Rucker is the Founder and Owner of The White Company. Her story began in 1994, when she was unable to find beautifully designed, great quality white home essentials that were also affordable.
What started as a 12-page mail-order company has become one of the UK's most loved brands with more than 60 stores across Europe and the US.
Today The White Company has evolved enormously and become a complete lifestyle brand, offering a wide range of essential home accessories that really make a house a home. From beautiful linens, towels and china to a wider range of scented bath and home treats and a children's range, The Little White Company, it has also introduced an exciting range of clothing, loungewear and nightwear as well as furniture, lighting and rugs.
Chrissie grew up in Kent and left school at 16 to study couture design in London. Her working life began aged 18 working for magazines including Harpers & Queen, Brides, GQ and Vogue. She also held a PR role at Clarins.
Renowned for her meticulous attention to detail when creating products, Chrissie's desire is to constantly improve as well as delight the customer. She and The White Company have received many awards including an MBE and OBE for services to retail, The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 Best Brand Award, Private Business Woman of The Year at The Private Business Awards 2012 sponsored by PWC in association with HSBC and the ECMOD Best Customer Service Award.
In 2014 Chrissie founded The White Heart Foundation, helping vulnerable young men, women and children. Chrissie is also the Founding Patron for Women Supporting Women for The Prince's Trust and is an ambassador for Everywoman.
Chrissie lives with her husband Nick who 'has been my constant inspiration and rock', and is mum to Tom, Ella, India and Bea.