the find

Posted on Fri, 8 May 2009 by KiM

This morning a book arrived at my house and what a great way to start off my long weekend (I am off work today). the find is “The Housing Works book of decorating with thrift shop treasures, flea market objects and vintage details”. In other words this is one of my new favourite books as that is how I love to decorate! It’s FILLED with fabulous photos of spaces that are a wide variety of styles (eclectic, hollywood regency, modern, shabby chic…), and text about not just what to look for, but also how to look at an object to identify a great piece. To my surprise, while I flipped through the book I noticed features by our friends David Jimemez, Vanessa De Vargas, and many designers and stylists we have showcased here on DTI. Here’s a little sample of what you’ll find in the find, which is written by Stan Williams and photographed by Jim Franco (check here for where to get your hands on a copy).

Tessa says:

I’m kinda crushin’ on this book!! Thanks for the information.

Great book I cant wait to get my hands on this one too!
I vote design snobbism should be out and individualism finally IN!
No more cookie cutter decorating!

citysage says:

Oh. My. Goodness. I have GOT to get my hands on a copy! One of my new years resolutions was to expand my design library, and I’m happy to say it’s been an easy resolution to keep! this is going on my wishlist for sure!

Virginia says:

Oh, I really like that last photo. Seersucker + hanging frames = yes.

I want it. I MUST have it.

I have to get my hands on a copy. Looks amazing. I just ordered the new Sixx design book and I can’t wait to see it.

beki says:

Oh my, I NEED this book.

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