A pile of new books – part 3

Posted on Fri, 16 Dec 2022 by KiM

This is the last of the pile of books, starting things off with what might possibly be my favourite book of 2022. Another book by Catherine Scotto (photos by Nicolas Mathéus), Morocco: Destination of Style, Elegance and Design is everything you envision Morocco being (for those of us not fortunate enough to have ever traveled there) – colourful, filled with vegetation, tons of textures, rustic, earthy, tiles and marble and all the wonderful things that makes this country so magical.
Discover the colors and textures of 21st-century Morocco in this enticing collection of lush and inviting photographs of homes, gardens, hotels, and historic sites. Brimming with inspiration, this guide introduces readers to the next generation of interior and landscape designers, architects, and stylists who are transforming and reinforcing the country’s reputation as a center of cultural and historic discovery. Combining modern technology with a deep respect for tradition, these locations and influencers incorporate natural materials such as earth, wood, and bamboo into buildings that are both simple and elegant, and into landscapes that honor a fragile ecosystem. Armchair travelers, environmental designers, and anyone looking for a colorful immersive experience will find much to discover in this celebration of a country at once rooted in tradition and eager to embrace innovation.

The next book is The Sustainable Home: Easy Ways to Live With Nature in Mind by Ida Magntorn. This is a great little inexpensive book featuring some really pretty spaces and had lots of ideas on how to live greener. Most books I come across are pretty coffee table books so this one was refreshingly educational and a handy reference.
A beautifully produced book on interiors with a focus on sustainability and wellbeing and creating a home with the environment in mind. Inspiration and tips for creating a sustainable home without compromising on style. In The Sustainable Home, interiors writer and photographer Ida Magntorn shows how to create a harmonious, beautiful and functional home that is sustainable in the long run. Taking inspiration from real homes, and following the motto reuse, reduce, recycle – Ida shares new ways to think when decorating – combining low environmental impact with individual style. Room by room, she offers practical and positive advice to create a greener home.

And last but certainly not least, we have Romancing the Home: Stylish Interiors for a Modern Lifestyle by Stewart Manger, with Jacqueline Terrebonne. This one didn’t really grab me as much as some of the others but if contemporary design tickles your fancy, I think you’ll like the spaces Stewart has created. There are some really bold, graphic and colourful elements that really pop and are quite unique.
Stewart Manger is regarded for his bespoke interiors in which exquisite craftsmanship and a classic-meets-modern flair. This rising star’s first monograph showcases his imaginative ways to create vibrant and stylish rooms. His surehanded approach that seamlessly melds the contemporary and the Old World is fresh and inviting, and his affinity for seeking the best artisans and workrooms for custom work results in impeccable homes. Whether a restored late nineteenth-century house that embraces the warmth and comfort of an English country house, or a white-washed hillside house overlooking the sea—Manger singles out a theme that is carried throughout the design. He illustrates the mixing of exotic and playful patterns and discusses how quality antique pieces can add character to a room.

barb ward says:

Thank you for sharing Kim
Love the Morocco book! A must have

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are indicated by *