The yearning for a pared-down life has built to a roar, and Serena Mitnik-Miller and Mason St. Peter—the husband-and-wife owners of General Store, one of California's most talked-about shops—are at the forefront. In their first book, Abode: Thoughtful Living with Less, these tastemakers make a graceful case for living better no matter your budget or abilities, guiding you to create a space that is simple and true. Their time-tested methods establish interiors that maximize openness, strip a building back to its bones, and amplify natural light, evoking unpretentious tranquility. The blueprint for their signature aesthetic is all here: the embrace of elemental materials, such as wood and stone; curation of handcrafted objects with an eye to utility; and collections of furnishings from eras when craftsmanship was king. As Serena says, "Materials are at their best when simple and true."