Where They Purr: Inspirational Interiors and the Cats Who Call Them Home (Hardcover)

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Where They Purr: Inspirational Interiors and the Cats Who Call Them Home (Hardcover)

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Inspirational interiors and the enigmatic felines who call them home.


Cats can be notoriously aloof, yet they have a special knack for commanding a room. What can these curious creatures reveal about their owners’ personal style and design sensibilities?


Where They Purr showcases twenty-eight inspirational houses and their stylish interiors, along with the charismatic felines that call these places home. From a historic Victorian terrace to a modern farmhouse with panoramic vistas, an art-filled inner-city apartment to a cozy rental that melds classic pieces and clever design, discover each cat’s domain and their predilection for sunlit nooks, midcentury furniture, or rooms with a view.


Through stunning photography, Paul Barbera captures these enviable homes complemented by the enigmatic qualities of those most contrary of domestic companions: our cats.



Paul Barbera is an Australian-born, New York–based lifestyle and interiors photographer. He has shot the studios and homes of architects, designers, and artists around the world, from Tadao Ando and Kengo Kuma to Kelly Wearstler, Jonathan Adler, and Luis Barragán. Employing a minimalist approach, Barbera shoots in natural light and avoids complicated technical arrangements to capture emotional honesty in his subjects, which range from cultural anthropology to luxury living. Regularly commissioned throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe, Paul’s work has been published in high-end publications such as Vogue Living, Bon Appetit, the New Yorker, Stewart Living, and Elle Decor.
Product Details ISBN: 9781760762285
ISBN-10: 1760762288
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: February 1st, 2022
Pages: 240
Language: English
[A] fabulous world...in which images of sleek interiors foregrounds the homes' feline overlords.
— BookPage

This is my favorite coffee table book in a while... there’s a cat photo on almost every page, and the text that accompanies the photos focuses more on the cats than the furniture.
— Library Comic

A true feast for the eyes that will delight cat lovers and lovers of architecture and interiors... You’ll want to visit the featured homes and their cats over and over again.
— The Conscious Cat