15 March 2010
Monday Morning Book Club
For those of us that seem to collect and treasure other peoples 'junk', this book has heaps of inspiration on how to use and arrange that 'junk' in a way that gives your home that ecclectic, shabby, boho style look that makes a house a home. Whilst I was born into a home that really did have books propping up my bed, where empty Perrier water bottles were more an inconvenience than a design feature, I now find myself loving this 'lived-in' look. I love a home full of things that tell stories, where people inquisitively pick things up and ask "where did this come from?" This book makes you ask this question time and time again, and the answer is usuallly the same "this op shop" or "that junk yard". This book proves that you don't have to shop in expensive high street department stores, buy the latest design pieces or the newest style furniture to make your home look attractive. It's just a case of working with what you've got and can easily find. Think laterally and explore what's available to reuse and upcycle. Enjoy.
A very wet day in Bampton in Somerset, England where I found a set of Alfred Meakin dinner plates, side plates and desert bowls.....Happy Days:)