Stephanie Kienle Gonzalez has made her name as a designer of furnishings and spaces in warm settings. Her first book showcases far-flung stylish homes, replete with indoor and outdoor spaces that blend artisanal craftsmanship with a fresh naturalistic design approach.




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Through beautifully photographed residences, which have an exquisite layering of classic and modern furnishings, Stephanie discusses how to bring sustainable elements into your living space. She employs organic forms, stone and wood pieces, and natural weaves with texture, such as seagrass, canning, bamboo, and rattan. For her urban dwelling she adds tropical greenery and flowers to enliven the interiors, and her eco-friendly family lodge, immersed in the bush wilderness, is surrounded by lush plantings. International designers and artists who have inspired her are also profiled—from sustainable architect Elora Hardy to designers India Hicks, Nate Berkus, and Kenneth Cobonpue. Full of design and entertaining ideas, Embracing Natural Design is for those who are interested in achieving an environmentally conscious lifestyle.



  • Category: Interior Design
  • Publish Date: March 15, 2022
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home – Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9-2/5 x 11-4/5
  • Pages: 224
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-7155-1



“Chapters devoted to her own urbane apartment and South African retreat highlight her chic and environmentally conscious lifestyle. She also generously shares the spotlight in a chapter featuring profiles of artists and designers in the Philippines and beyond who have inspired her.”


“Stephanie Kienle Gonzalez is known for designing interiors that focus on the balance between indoor and outdoor spaces. This book will help you mimic her seamless aesthetic.”


“Philippines-based designer Stephanie Kienle Gonzalez showcases how to work natural elements into your home to establish an innate connection to the outdoors in her debut book. Gonzalez shows readers how to approach design through a sustainable mindset without ever sacrificing craftsmanship or style.”


“The newly minted author of Embracing Natural Design published by Rizzoli is an advocate of purposeful and intentional living. Gonzalez’s book [also] showcases her love of collaborating with great minds with pages dedicated to the work of Philippine design greats, international designers and of course, the ever-iconic, India Hicks.”


“The book’s title is Embracing Natural Design: Inspired Living; it is an active title, an encouraging plea, an invitation, rather than a declaration. So more than just a big book of pretty pictures, the book is truly the story of a life unfolding, its roots, and its future.”


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