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Sunday
Oct222017

More new books

Friday I featured a must-have book and today I thought I would share a few others you may want to add to your Christmas list. The first one will get you wanting to have lots of get-togethers and get your craft on. Second Bloom: Cathy Graham's Art of the Table is a book that is bound to start those creative juices flowing and you may just want to start heading to your nearest florist now.

 It came in the cutest box wrapped in ribbon with a little notebook. 

Cathy Graham is an entertaining guru and celebrated hostess and artist, and this book is all about her specialty of planning magical events. But it's not just about fancying up your table for a dinner party the photos in this book are of gorgeous settings inside and outside, from mantels to gardens to tables decorated with the most beautiful flower arrangements.   

Some favourites in this book: Cathy loves to make flower arrangements in individual vintage glass bottles interspersed with miniature replicas. She also makes the most charming watercolours and are featured throughout the book.

The photographs in the book are really pretty, thanks to photographers Quentin Bacon and Andrew Ingalls (and written by Alexis Clark). The books in this feature are all published by Vendome Press. This one you can find on Amazon here

 

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Saturday
Oct212017

Stalking on a Saturday

In Amsterdam no less. I'm stalking a stunning, zen-like apartment with roof terrace. Restrained yet luxurious, it is part of a redevelopment by the Collective Studio, a collaboration of developers, designers, artists and brokers. You can see more here including pictures of the space at night. (Thanks for the tip off Dave!)

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Friday
Oct202017

Haute Bohemians

If there is one book you should buy this year (or put on your Christmas list), it is this one. Hand down my favourite book. Maybe ever. The title Haute Bohemians could not be more perfect. This is bohemian with a glam factor, in some of the most beautiful homes in some of the most beautiful countries in the world. Layers upon layers, textiles and patterns and colours in the most unexpected combinations. Antiques, oddities, vintage pieces you won't see anywhere else. One of my favourite photographers is responsible for this book - Miguel Flores-Vianna. Miguel traveled to four continents to capture the homes of some very creative people. Artist Alexander Twombly's farmhouse and studio in Italy, textile designer Nathalie Farman-Farma's London home, landscape designer Madison Cox's home in Tangier, decorator Gert Voorjans' home in Antwerp and many more. This book will soon become dog-eared as I have already flipped through it several times since it arrived in my mailbox. Thank you Vendome Press! (Amazon link here)

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Friday
Oct202017

Bathroom love

Straight to my inspiration file. One day (hopefully soon) my bathroom renovations will begin. By Tasmanian interior designer Lydia Maskiell.

Friday
Oct202017

Understated sophistication in Beverly Hills

From the moment you step through the gate to the welcoming entry hall, the bright light informal living areas with their beautiful terracotta tiles (and strangely empty kitchen) to the expansive master suite this Beverly Hills house by Ryan White Designs is understated and sophisticated. Think luxury that isn't so much ostentatious as deeply satisfying.

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