For almost 30 years, the former interiors editor Dara Caponigro and the photographer Melanie Acevedo have collaborated on design stories. They’ve shot people in their homes all over the world, from Nicky Haslam in his London flat and Lin Tianmiao’s home in Beijing to the artist Lia Chavez’s meditative Long Island cottage. Over that time, they found that the subjects that stand out share one quality: authenticity.
So they decided to produce a book on the topic. In “The Authentics,” Caponigro and Acevedo celebrate the originality of creative people whose homes reflect their unique, uncompromising style. From Christian Louboutin’s home in Luxor, Egypt, to the Italian writer and garden designer Umberto Pasti’s home in Tangier, click through the slide show to see highlights from the book.