A little while ago I featured a photographer, Prue Ruscoe whose work I adore. My favourite pictures of Prue’s appear in one of my favourite books, A Sense of Style. Colour, by Shannon Fricke, interior stylist, TV presenter and now regular contributor to Inside Out. My copy is well worn and well used. Shannon was kind enough to email thanking me for mentioning her book and with the news that she has a new book, Sense of Style. Space. These are the images she sent to share. In her first book she explores the world of colour, revelling in its cheekiness and life enriching beauty. Her books, while informative, are joyous celebrations of life, style and lifestyle. Each is a feast for the eyes with glorious photos of homes, mood boards and vignettes styled by Shannon. Her new book takes us on a journey through space, sacred, personal, transitional and functional spaces. Once again her insightful holistic approach is matched by Prue’s stunning photographs. If you find her books I know they will become well used sources of inspiration. Both books can be found readily in Australian bookstores and here. Unfortunately both are not yet available in America but that’s what online ordering is for!
P.S. Thank you so much for the copy of the new book Shannon. It’s gorgeous from cover to cover!
Finally my boxes are unpacked from the move and my retro collection of decorating books has a new home. I’ll make up for not revealing more retro inspiration last week by doubling up this week. Let the inspiration/aberration begin!
All images scanned from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement. Vol 16. Greystone Press, New York, 1971.
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I’d be this room by Ken Fulk. Eclectic, edgy, at times risky and definitely not to everyone’s taste. The mix of styles here is dangerous. It might not work. There are multiple levels and layers and a sense of humour as well as definite nod to the finer things in life. Enough of the psychoanalysing, I just love this room! So Kim if you were a room……?