”The Home & Gardens section of Publishers Weekly, the February 12th issue, sees a shift of emphasis in this genre from aspirational eye candy to authenticity. Books giving people the confidence to create houses that tell their stories. A healthy trend to my way of thinking, and ‘Home Life Around the World’ is definitely a part of it. Not a how-to book, but one that entertains and inspires in its own way. The author has travelled the world to find the homes she presents. The result pulls you in. The homes described in eye-catching photos and perceptive texts belong to creative people based in Asia, Africa and the Americas. Their homes mirror who and what they are, rather than who or what they would rather be. Those of us who never aspired to showcase homes but let our living space take shape gradually and not necessarily as a coherent whole – life never is a coherent whole – will probably feel better about the result after reading this author’s foray into home life around the world.”
Paul B

”‘Home Life Around the World’ is a beautiful book focused on gorgeous photographs of personal homes of a variety of different professional creatives. I had assumed this would be a coffee table-type book with large photographic spreads and minimal actual written content, but I was completely wrong. Each of the creatives is given several pages to share their story, thoughts, and reflections about their homes and what they hold. This makes for really fascinating reading. The photographs are beautiful, and really do the gorgeous homes justice. I found myself full of envy for a couple of these homes and the owners’ creative genius. I’d highly recommend this book if, like me, you love to have a nosey into the lives of others!”
Laura H

”Anita Martinez Beijer invites us on a trip around the world to meet people and to see their homes, coloured by their environment and their culture. You meet them through her words and warm stories of their lives, but even more so through the beautiful photos of the worlds they have build around them in their homes. And sometimes you even meet the ghosts of the former residents…
This is a book that you won’t finish. It lingers with you and whenever you revisit its pages, it feels like meeting old friends again – and getting new inspiration from them each time.”
Stefan O

”What I liked was the sense of happiness and contentment that these people have – from their lifestyles and homes. This is such an important quality these days, when this seems to be harder to find in these modern times.”
Zina B