Out There: Design, Art, Travel, Shopping
A fascinating look at her personal experiences and an insider's guide to art and design, 'Out There: Design, Art, Travel, Shopping' presents with insight, humor, and flair the inspirations behind Maria Gabriela Brito's style, projects, and art obsessions
“It’s just so fabulous, the idea that you can have an art collection at any price and that no one should be priced out of art and anyone can live with vibrant, creative, imaginative, inspirational pieces in their home. I personally have so many questions about collecting contemporary art and this is Maria's business—advising her clients on how to start an inspiring and affordable collection.”
-- Gwyneth Paltrow
"Ms. Brito appears to be thriving, with a specialty of integrating art into personal spaces, which she then sometimes will decorate as well"
-- The New York Times
Nobody is better equipped than guru decorator and art consultant, Maria Brito, to give advice to all who want to get a glimpse of the art and design world through her infallible eye. Her book "Out There" shows us her expertise including favorite contemporary artists, images of eight New York City apartments that she decorated and her address book around the world. Welcome to Brito's magic universe!"
-- Vogue Mexico and Latin America
"Maria is pure style. It's so rare to see someone who can naturally pick the next trend, hot artist...you name it ... She always gets it right!"
--Cornelia Guest, Author, Philanthropist and Designer
"Maria's new book, Out There (Pointed Leaf Press), details that journey through more than 250 illustrations and essays about her Venezuela beginnings, favorite galleries and the art of entertaining."
-- Time Magazine
"Highlighting the search that goes into each of the wonderfully quirky, modern and captivating works of art Brito finds for clients of her company Lifestyling to put in their exquisite homes, Out There follows her travel-filled life and reveals how she became one of the most in-demand decorators today"
“Maria’s holistic approach to design, integrating client vision with her personal experience, is a constant source of inspiration to me and my own design practice. Her boundless creativity and infectious energy are what drew me instantly to her; but it is her warmth and passion that truly set her apart and make her unique in the world of art and design."
--Craig Appelbaum, owner of Industry Gallery
“Maria is an artist in her own right when it comes to interior design and placing art in the home. She is South American-hot in every way, with a unique style that combines vibrant color and warm hues to create fabulous living spaces. It is a testament to her exquisite taste that she treats art as an integral part of the spaces she designs, adding elegant touches of irony and humor to delight the homeowner and anyone else with a discerning eye.”
--Catherine Levene, CEO of Artspace.com