Thursday, June 18, 2009

Current book obsession



Not only am I obsessed with home decorating and design magazines, I also love books dedicated to the same subject. I have quite a few at home, and also have a rather large 'wishlist' of more that I want to buy.

I love finding a quiet moment to pick out a favourite home decorating book out of my collection, then poring over the pictures and being inspired by the design.

Here are some beautiful pictures from one my very favourite books, Coastal Style.










The book has many interior and exterior images of seaside homes.








I just love this idea below....a group of white feathers loosely bound by an old rope.








I wonder if this painting is an old thriftshop lucky find....


What a great way to show a collection of beach pebbles. Sea glass would look fantastic too.


Coral and shells in a large glass jar....be still my beating heart!



This little boat looks like its sailed around the world a few times....








If you like these photos, you should stop what you are doing right now and go buy this book! It is filled with so many more beautiful images. The photography is by the talented Paul Massey, whose own beautiful home I posted recently, here.


Best wishes,

30 comments:

Aura said...

Gorgeous, I would love to have that painting.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

lovely photos, Catherine! loving glass jars with pebbles and shells!

Heidi said...

Thank you for feeding my beach house obsession. Heidi

ana said...

I love interior design books also, they are full of good ideas and inspiring photos... This book of yours is so nice, I like the beachy style very much.

My name is PJ. said...

I love the texture and the character of the rocks, shells, old rope...rusted lantern. Those all resonate with me!

vicki archer said...

Just beautiful Catherine - I must look for this one, xv

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Catherine,

What lovely photos - I do love the little bowl with the shells and all the wonderful seaside treasures.

Hugs
Carolyn

red ticking said...

i am completely obsessed as well... the list grows alllll the time... if only there was time to look thru all of the books, magazines, .......love the little boat painting...so sweet.

Brabourne Farm said...

Another one to add to the long, long list!

Joan said...

Love the photos of the see cottage. Very peaceful and oh so lovely. I need a vacation!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

All these photographs...the perfect beach house palette!

Chic Little Shop said...

Lovely photos.
I have same obsession regarding books.(smile)
Happy Weekend!!

x Julie

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Lovely book Catherine. Thanks for the preview. These images are so making me wish for a holiday. Might take your advice and get this book to cheer my weekend up. Hope you have a good one.

Dirty Dolly Design said...

Fabulous book Catherine!
I'll soon be working on a beach house in Sydney and this preview has really put me in the mood.
Annie

Blue Creek Home said...

What scrumptious images. I love every one of them -love, love the stones in the shadow box and the sailboats are great too. Thanks Rhonda

shöne Frau said...

I love your blog! So lovely! You are gonna have a space on Creative Blogs section!

{eloquent essence} said...

Those pictures look so refreshing - they make me want to go to the beach now. I think I saw one of his photography books at BN, but it wasn't of interiors though.

I huset ved bekken said...

I am sure you did like Terence Conran. Have I rigth?
Love Kate

Alison Gibbs said...

That is one great book. Such inspirational and do-able photos.
Alison

zoe said...

This collection of photos are so beautiful. You always inspire me!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing them.

Chrissy said...

Looks like my kind of book!! Thanks for coming by, hope this finds you well,Chrissy

Angela@acountryfeel said...

I love a visit to the beach and I love bringing pebbles or shells as a souvenir. The box with pebbles indeed is a good idea, but I especially love the feathers!

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Solange said...

Books are one of those things you can never have enough of....especially interior books, I think soon we need another cupboard!
your book choice is lovely and very inspiring. enjoy it and thanks for the inspiration, friend!

Solange

viera said...

It is a beautiful book, Catherine.
XX
V

Beach Vintage said...

I too am in love with books like these. Lovely images.

Lee said...

What a gorgeous book Catherine - this is the type of book that I would return to time & time again. I must keep my eyes open for it next time I'm in the bookstore. Lee :)

{this is glamorous} said...

The book looks beautiful! Shall definitely add it to the list...

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