Novel Interiors: Living in Enchanted Rooms Inspired by Literature by Lisa Bornes Giramonte (author) and Ivan Terestchenko (photographer)
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Source: Blogging for Books
Description: This of design inspired by books. It's filled with quotes from L.M. Montgomery to Charles Dickens to Kenneth Grahame and every other author you can think of.
Why I Picked This Book: It's rooms inspired by books. How could I resist?
I love anything I can find on home decor but so frequently the houses that are being decorated have soaring ceilings or gigantic rooms or would require a complete house renovation to make happen. That's not the case with this book. It focuses more on corners or tables or bookcases or other little scenes that you can easily incorporate into any room you have. Even the rooms that my house will look like - such as the gorgeous kitchen with the exposed brick has aspects I could add to my own kitchen. Each page has a quote from a book that has inspired the look. The chapters are things like Shall I Put the Kettle On, Remembrance of Things Past, and Oh, the Glamour of It All. There are little sections about things like naming your house, creating the ultimate cozy corner, and the finishing touches. I really loved that not only were the looks shown for the most part realistic to regular people on a budget but it also made me start thinking of how my books can inspire me. What do the rooms in my favorite books look like and how can I make my house have a similar feel. This would be a fabulous coffee or guest room book and would be a fantastic gift for a book lover!
Would I Read More of this Series/Author?: Yes, if it had a similar feel.
Would I Recommend this Book?: I'm not sure if this is a must have but it is really fun to flip through.