Saturday, 9 February 2013
This week I'm reviewing Bazaar Style: Decoratiing with Market and Vintage Finds by Selina Lake, from illustrated lifestyle publishers Ryland Peters & Small and CICO Books. Selina Lake is a freelance interior & lifestyle stylist based in London, and has featured in many magazines and catalogues. Selina is also the author of 'Romantic Style' and best selling 'Homespun Style', both shot with photographer, Debi Treloar. I chose to review this her first book as it has recently been re published in a Paperback version and I love Selina's style!
Bazaar Style: Decorating with Market and Vintage Finds is a about mixing vintage and retro home accessories and furniture, re-purposing objects, textiles and furniture to create a fantastic home that is full of colour, texture and charm.
The book is split into two main broad chapters, starting with how to combine the "Elements" of the style to put the look together. In this chapter Selina covers furniture and storage, textiles, colour and pattern, lighting, wall art and collectables and display. In furniture and storage we learn that Bazaar style is about finding furniture that has seen a bit of life and has the personality to prove it. In textiles we learn the trick is to team a variety of textiles together to create a visual and sensual mix and how to use colour and pattern beautifully.
The second chapter "Rooms"shows how the achievable style works brilliantly in Cooking and Eating Spaces, Living Spaces, Bathing Spaces, Sleeping Spaces and Outdoor Living. This chapter is full of insightful ways to build rooms so they are fit for purpose in the mew modern way we live our lives. Take the kitchen for example that used to be purely for cooking and the dining area only for eating but nowadays busy families and confident cooks prefer to gather in one place to eat, chat, work and relax. It is about simple taking the things you love and creating a home that is truly yours.
Bazaar Style: Decorating with Market and Vintage Finds by Selina Lake is a lovely paperback book full of bright and beautiful, unique, inspiring decorating ideas. At a recommended price of £14.99, I think this paperback book is a great buy as the textures, patterns and style of each room is just so inspirational and is full of little details and useful tips !
Some of my favourite shots:
Please note that my opinions are my own and I am not paid for these reviews (apart from receiving a free book, of course!).
Have a sweet day!