Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Book Review: Veere Grenney: A Point of View: On Decorating

Veere Grenney is a master of creating timeless, classic rooms with a decidedly English point of view. An AD100 designer with thirty years of experience in creating jaw dropping rooms, A Point of View is a gorgeous tome of Grenney's decorating work from across the globe.

You're no stranger to the blog, so you already know that I love interior design books. But I am a huge fan of two types of interior design books in particular: those that feature one house from cover to cover; and those that separate the photos in the book by room. Grenney organizes the entire book by room, with a room-by-room decorating philosophy for every space from entrances to kitchens.

Let's take a look at some of the lovely:

All photos copyright David Oliver for Veere Grenney: A Point of View: On Decorating 
published by Rizzoli

A master of balance, Grenney's spaces always have just enough. They seem edited to perfection, streamlined and still glamorous. More than beautiful pictures though, the book is a great read. Informational and entertaining, Grenney shares his own story of coming to know and love design through the struggles of starting his own firm, renovations, and gathering inspiration from iconic interior designers like David Hicks.

I highly encourage interior design lovers and Anglophiles like me to take a closer look at this book, and the comfortably wonderful world of Veere Grenney, where granduer and modesty reside side by side. You won't regret it!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Book Review: Nora Murphy's Country House Style

Country style is a design style that has so many definitions. Unlike most every other, country style can span nearly every genre of interior design and embodies a unique perspective on the way we live. It is very nearly impossible to have a globally accepted idea of what the "Country House Style" should look like, but Nora Murphy has gotten us as close as we will ever be. She has turned her passion for the country style into a multimedia juggernaut. She has a blog, a website, an e-magazine, 20,000+ followers on instagram, and now a book, recently published by Vendome Press. 

The book has gorgeous photos, yes. But what I was most taken with was the clearly illustrated definition of Nora's country style: comfortable, comforting, easy. Take a look: 

Definitely a great source for inspiration on projects large and small, outdoors and inside. Take a look, and grab a heck of a bargain via the Amazon link below: