March 14th at Mehraban: Book Signing with Karen McCartney

Join us in welcoming Karen McCartney for an author talk and book signing of The Alchemy of Things.

The Alchemy of Things details the interior design and style of 18 fascinating homes that come from a truly creative place, transcending conventional notions of collection and display. This new beauty taps into a craving for a personal space with rich layers, a little bit of oddity and an irrepressible joie de vivre. A mix of artists, interior designers, architects, collectors, gallerists, stylists, furniture designers and vintage retailers open the doors to their own homes – many for the first time.
McCartney will be sharing insights and stories about the concepts and process behind the making of the book.


March 14th, 5-8PM

545 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Books will be for sale.



"Your interior can be anything you want it to be if you apply large doses of care and conviction,” says McCartney, quoted in a recent review in Architectural Digest, “The care bit is to inform yourself and buy from a position of knowledge, and the conviction is to know yourself and stick to what pleases you.

About the Author

Karen McCartney is best known for her work in the world of interiors, architecture and design. In Australia she was editor of both marie claire lifestyle and launch editor of Inside Out, a magazine she ran for ten years.
In tandem Karen has written several architecture books (Iconic Australian Houses, Superhouse), which have been translated into successful exhibitions shown initially at the Museum of Sydney, with Iconic Australian Houses travelling nationally.
Her book Perfect Imperfect also formed the basis for a curated exhibition at the Nishi Gallery in collaboration with Hotel Hotel, Canberra.
She is architecture editor of Belle magazine where she profiles Australian and international architects and has produced a book collaborative book ’21 Australian Architects; breaking new ground’. She has a weekly design and architecture column in Fairfax Media’s Good Weekend and has written for World of Interiors and Stella magazine in the UK,
Karen launched a boutique content marketing agency, Edit’d, in 2016 and is working with clients in the fields of design, retail, and architecture.

Her latest interior design book “The Alchemy of Things; interiors shaped by curious minds,’ (Murdoch Books), was released late in 2018.


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