A deeply personal and compassionate look at home ownership and rentership through more than 50 rooms designed by interior designer, photographer, and Instagram star Dabito.
“Dabito’s work is sculptural and beautiful—everything feels like an art piece! It is elevated yet functional—my fave combo.”—Jessica Alba
Designer, photographer, artist, blogger, and passionate vintage hunter Dabito is beloved on social media for his creative use of color, space, and maximalist design style. Old Brand New offers readers actionable advice to layer spaces with meaning through refreshing décor and bold hues, whether you’re signing a lease or renovating or buying your first home. Illustrated with photographs of Dabito’s many design projects and inspiring snaps from his travels, this book’s chapters are each supplemented with how-to guides for weekend-friendly projects large and small. He includes helpful advice on hanging a gallery wall to styling bookshelves, repurposing furniture, and designing a vacation-inspired outdoor patio space. Along with easy daylong projects, Dabito also tackles deep renovations, with his down-to-the-studs ADU (accessory dwelling unit) project in Los Angeles where he changed an awkward laundry and storage room into his dream guest house. The power color alchemist also provides failproof color palettes for achieving a cohesive color story in your own space.
In this deeply personal book, Dabito draws on his family’s immigrant experiences to discuss the challenges he’s faced finding a sense of security through designing his personal surroundings. Providing a new perspective on homeownership and rentership, Dabito reaches and empowers readers who rarely feel spoken to. Through his love of design, color, and maximalism, Dabito offers much-needed insight to the value of home and the meaning of family.