I must admit I am a huge dreamer. I love thinking about what my future home should look like. Right now we rent a one room studio apartment on the 12th floor. The view through the huge window is amazing and the place itself is very pretty. The room is bright, sleek and minimalistic. I really enjoy living here but then again I always have that stupid feeling that we do not own the place. We can't paint the walls, change the furniture or even have a pet.
I started collecting interesting interior books just for inspiration and the first one I got was Mark & Sally Bailey's - Handmade Home. I really enjoyed it and thought it would be nice to write a review. Maybe you'll find this book useful too! :)
The book is about creative real home interiors of artists, craftspeople and people who like to collect and decorate their home with handmade things.
The first part of it talks about main elements of the style. Those would be: colour, texture, textiles, made by hand, collecting and crafting. Every section is perfectly described including lots of photos, of course. All of those topics gave me a lot of useful tips and advices which I'm definitely going to use when crafting my own home interior.
The second and the biggest part of the book invites us to take a glimpse into the private spaces of those who love to create or live with handmade pieces. Each of them is unique and so interesting! Every single detail is catched in the photographs and described. I love this kind of information presenting. The homes were: Bailey house, rural cottage, gallery Bailey, London terrace, Welsh retreat, Dutch farmhouse, Dutch barn, modern rustic, Tokyo space, Japanese modern, Norfolk grain store, Finnish forest house.
The only disadvantage in my personal opinion was that there were no photos of people inhabiting these places. It would be so interesting to see them and the homes would look so much more real and live and welcoming. But's that's a tiny minus really. The book dragged me in and it took me only a few evenings to finish reading it.
There were so many beautiful photos of interior details in every page which I really loved. I felt like visiting each and every of those beautiful homes in real. There were descriptions under every photo so I didn't have to keep myself guessing what's this or that.
What are your favorite interior books? What would you recomend for a beautiful interior lover? :)