by Emily Chalmers, Ali Hanan
Photography by Debi Treloar
A partial synopsis from Good Reads: Think antique and brand new, machine-made and handcrafted, shiny smooth and distressed, plastic and porcelain, all mixed up in a fresh, original way. Decorating should be fun and inspiring, so there are no style diktats; no “this-must-go-with-that”.
My thoughts: I don't think this particular style of decorating would be for everyone. It may be a little too casual. My old rock farmhouse was built in 1935. For me, many of the suggestions in this book work beautifully as I don't care for overly matchy-matchy (is that a word?) decor. The photos of Ann Shore's London apartment were particularly appealing as she layered lace and floral fabrics with grand mirrors, jewelry, bouquets and even sea shells. Her home feels feminine, organic, and just a bit eclectic. Not being a fan of plastic mid-century items, a few of the other homes weren't really for me. Overall, though, I enjoyed cruising thru the photographs and descriptions included.
What have you been reading?