NATIONAL BESTSELLER • 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.
Dabito is a designer, artist, photographer, and passionate vintage hunter. His use of bold color and eclectic maximalism cemented him as an always refreshing and ever-evolving influence in the world of interior design. Since 2010, his studio and blog, Old Brand New amassed a devoted following across multiple platforms and has been recognized by Better Homes & Gardens, New York Times, Architectural Digest, and House Beautiful. Additionally, his collections of tiles, lighting, and prints are sold at retailers nationwide. Dabito’s guiding design philosophy is that everyone can harness the power of color and meaningful objects to tell a moving and personal story in the home. He splits his time between Los Angeles and New Orleans with his husband, Ryan, and their fur babies, Luigi, Sterling, and Verbena.
“Dabito’s work is sculptural and beautiful—everything feels like an art piece! It is elevated yet functional—my fave combo. Dabito has a beautiful eye and we loved collaborating with him for our TV show, Honest Renovations.”—Jessica Alba, actress and founder of The Honest Company
“Dabito is a true genius of creativity and color—and Old Brand New generously reveals his ideas, tips, and personal stories that will empower, inspire, and move you. Dabito is not only a master of maximal design but he is also one of the greatest creatives of our time. To have an opportunity to learn from him through his book is truly a gift, one that is now accessible to all. I am confident that Old Brand New will be a fixture on coffee tables and bookshelves around the world for years to come. Lucky us.”—Justina Blakeney, designer, author, and founder of Jungalow
“Colorful, personal, joyful! That’s THE vibe and this is THE book. Dabito shares his wisdom in this tantalizing tome. It’s eye candy. Buy it!”—Jonathan Adler, potter, designer, and author