Posted on 04.03.13 by A_Gibb
Have had a lovely weekend enjoying two recently published Interiors books that popped through our door last week
The publishers, Merrell, used lots of Doug’s photos, so kindly sent us complimentary copies…They both make wonderful inspiring reads, neither pressurising you into gutting your house for £100k plus and starting again, quite the opposite in fact. Rather, both books gently persuade you into realising that ‘Home’ is somewhere you can truly express yourself, by making the most of what there is anyway and adding personal touches of colour, artwork, vintage furniture and fabrics.
Happy Home has a very useful selection of ‘Do and Don’t’ lists, reminding you to measure your space before buying things, for instance – something I often don’t bother doing and when I do, getting quite a shock as to what I can actually fit there!
Retro Home is an equally soothing but motivating read and will inspire you you to think again when you are shopping, especially in junk shops and the like and spur you on to have fun furnishing your abode!
Thank you to both authors, Rebecca Winward and Katherine Sorrell for using so many of Douglas’s photographs and to the publishers Merrell from whom you can buy both books directly.