Sunday, July 1, 2018

Book Review: Modern Vintage Style

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?

;-)  -Marci


  1. I'm not a very "modern" decorator so this review was interesting.

    I'd love for you to link your review to the very first ever Book Club Tuesday on Colletta's Kitchen Sink:


  2. That sounds interesting but I am kind of a matchy matchy kind of gal. I try not to be but... I usually am.

  3. I'm going to look for this one - thanks!

  4. I am not a modern decorator. But, the book looks good for a flip through! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  5. Looks interesting I will have to check it out. Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!

  6. I just finished reading Jen Wilkin's In His Image, her latest book about ten of God's attributes. So good!
    I need to work more on decorating my home.


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