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This beautiful book about the work of architect and interior designer Chester Jones, is not only packed full of inspiring images but also reveals great details about the thoughts behind the designs and the process to get to the interiors that Chester Jones creates. The copy for the book is written by Henry Russell but it is the introduction that I found particularly fascinating which is by Chester Jones himself. In it he says “Whether new or old, the architecture of a home’s interior may be excellent, but to my way of thinking, it is though the contents and the detail of people’s lives that the most memorable rooms emerge.” I couldn’t agree more.

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The Interiors of Chester Jones is published by Merrell Publishers.

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Every so often I feel the need for a little inspirational pick-me-up (this time, I put it down to the unseasonable weather) and currently, the book that is doing it for me is Jonathan Adler’s witty tome, My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living. This hard –back interiors inspiration is a riot of colour from start to finish, and takes no prisoners in the acerbic asides department, which of course is right up my street, but what really makes me love it is that it is written in an intensely personal style. For me, this book is a delight from start to finish (and I have read it from start to finish) and although I don’t agree with all his black and white statements on what makes a good interior, his audacity and honesty most definitely warm my heart.

Jonathan Adler

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The Vintage Modern Home

As a big fan of all things Vintage I was thrilled when this lovely book landed on my desk last week. Written by Katherine Sorrell  it is packed with gorgeous images and practical tips. As the former Associate Editor of Homes & Gardens Katherine knows her stuff and has broken the book down into chapters that focus on broad subjects such as colour, pattern and texture.

The Vintage Modern Home

She starts the book by asking the reader to asses what they already have and to spend some time thinking about what look you can pull together from your existing possessions. A great piece of advice which we are all guilty of forgetting when rushing out to buy something new. The photos are varied and inspiring – I love this shabby chic dining room with its mix of vintage furniture and cheerful accessories.

the vintage modern home

How great is this casual arrangement of vintage signs and prints. And that fisherman’s lamp – gorgeous!

The Modern Vintage Home

There are ideas for every room in the house and there are enough images to fill two books. This kitchen image is lovely and light and airy. It is also a perfect example of the rest of the book which aims at encouraging readers to make the most of their own space and to create a cosy, comfortable home which reflects their lifestyle, without feeling like they have to live in a magazine-styled show home.

Click to buy The Vintage Modern Home.

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