Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Novel Interiors Review

 About the Book

For those who have ever lost themselves in the stylish worlds of novels like Sense and Sensibility, The Age of Innocence, Wuthering Heights, The Picture of Dorian Gray and countless others, this design book embraces the fantasy of time and place, showing you how to bring some of those elements into your own home.

Lisa Giramonti inspires a new approach to decorating: by teaching us through the lens of worlds we may already know and love. With gorgeous photographs by World of Interiors photographer Ivan Terestchenko, aspirational quotes, and tailored reading lists, Novel Interiors reveals the essence and details of interiors mentioned in great literary works. This is a stunning, photo-driven book that shares enchanting and timeless ways to live more elegantly. (Goodreads)

My Review

This is a beautifully large hardback book full of color. I enjoy reading magazines or books that have to do with homes and decorating. I love books and the author wanted to portray certain looks corresponding to a certain novel. I really enjoyed the first section of the book Shall I Put the Kettle On? The rooms are light and homey to me and more my style. These rooms reflect Charles Dickens, Jane Austin, Louisa May Alcott and a few others. 
The other sections are Remembrance of Things Past, Living in au Naturel, Oh,the Glamour of It All, Anything Goes, and Sometimes a Fantasy. 
The pictures are good and there are many side notes on what you could do with a certain idea. I wish there were more examples on how to do certain things but it is still a nice book to have on hand when you need an idea. Honestly, I think I get more out of my design magazines but then I think it's because I know I like certain things. 

Four stars. 

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for free in exchange for an honest review."

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