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today i’m reviewing decorate with flowers by holly becker & leslie shewring. i actually won this book a while ago, but it was one i had wanted to buy at some point anyway as i love flowers, ideas and books. the perfect match, don’t you think?
underneath the dustcover is a beautiful turquoise hardback, which, as a lover of turquoise i admire. also on the end-pages is a lovely watercolour pattern matching the one on the spine. i love little details like this!
the book is very well laid out, and well organised. it has chapters about different florals and scenarios they’d be best in, as well as little tips and DIYs for containers and ways to display. i love the moodboards throughout the book too, they really …well, create a mood and have a good sense of colour that may help you find flowers that will really compliment your decor.
it feels like a lot of thought (and hard work) has been put into the look of this book, but unlike some other books this one doesn’t fall on the content front! enough to keep you informed and inspired, but the kind of thing you can easily put down if you want to get started on one of the projects within.
whilst i feel decorate with flowers may appeal mostly to people who are into interiors and/or crafts, it’s definitely worth looking into for a little floral inspiration and information. a book for beginners as well as those a little more immersed in the world of decor or flowers. if nothing else, it’ll make you go into a little daydream about your perfect home and how you’d decorate it. or maybe that’s just me.
book review / decorate with flowers by holly becker & leslie shewring was last modified: 16:00 by laura redburn
besides the front room, our flat is quite dark. we don’t get much light in the living room due to there being a house next door, and the kitchen has no windows, only the back door. also, because we live on a main road, it’s quite a noisy place too. recently (and i don’t know why we didn’t do it before) we decided to start sleeping in the spare room.
oh my, so much quieter! but also the darkest room in the flat. because we don’t really use it much, the only light in there is the ceiling one. that is until recently when these beauts from cable and cotton* came along. i’ve actually been a fan of cable and cotton for a few years now. i can’t remember how i discovered them, but most likely through twitter – the place where i’ve found some fantastic businesses, big and small.
i went with the cotton candy ones as i loved the pinks, purples and blues. it’s so nice to have some soft lighting in there for the evenings when we sit in bed watching things on the laptop and they’re just bright enough to read by too. i also like that they don’t get hot like some lights do, though always best to be safe and not leave them on too long.
because you have to put these together to use them (super simple – just push the fairy lights into the holes in the balls) i like that you can then take them apart if you want to rearrange the order. gotta love when something is customisable like that, right? i will definitely be getting more in the future – probably a set with more lights – there’s 20 here – as i feel they’d fill a space better. i really like the turkish delight ones!
* these lights were sent for review – as always all words and opinions are my own!
cable and cotton – cotton candy was last modified: 16:00 by laura redburn
the more i think about it, the more i realise this is the direction i want to take my colour love posts in. i got so much more satisfaction out of putting together and photographing this than i did looking through loads of sites and putting together a collaged image. i may do it every now and then still, but photographing items is ultimately more satisfying on a personal and visual level.
anyway, red! lovely red. it can be quite overpowering and i don’t tend to wear too much of it apart from on my nails and lips (and my winter coat), but it’s something i’m much more open to in terms of home decor. an accent wall or on smaller items like door knobs, vases and art prints, red can definitely make a statement without being too overbearing.