We’re very excited to introduce a brand new, regular blog series – Bookmarks – in which we review books & magazines that have caught our eye. Naturally, the books we choose to feature will be on subjects close to our hearts – such as vintage interior design.
Clifton-Mogg’s maxim – which runs throughout each chapter – is that making a home calm, cosy and comfortable isn’t hard, shouldn’t be daunting and doesn’t have to be.
A lot of what she recommends, such as de-cluttering and having a household cleaning routine, you think you already know and have heard it all before.
But the way in which she puts it makes so much sense, that you may find yourself suddenly whisking piles of stuff off your kitchen table or from your hallway that you’d been oblivious to for months!
Each room in the house is given its own chapter; with advice on how to make them more homely.
The book is brimful of glossy, colour photographs of beautiful vignettes…
…there’s page after page of inspiring rooms…
…but these aren’t rooms in unattainable, fantasy homes – all of the looks are easily achievable.
There are beautiful and practical ideas for storage solutions and showing off your collections of items.
The book was a very enjoyable initial read – and it’s great for dipping back into for tips & ideas.
[Many thanks to Ryland, Peters & Small for supplying this review copy]