Now I’m back from an absolutely wonderful stay in London. Will show some smashingly trendey pics on Saturday, i.e. on Trendey’s birthday! As always when in London, I vistited dear Anthropologie at Regent Street and there I realized there’s a super-interesting book I hadn’t read: Creative Walls by Geraldine James. The book has the undertitle How to display and enjoy your treasured collections, but is not one of those How-To-books with rules and instructions – it’s just a pack of highly interesting ideas! I really like Mrs James’s be-yourself-attitude as well as the bohemian and eclectic looks of it all.
Wall displays and frame grouping is definitely one of the most interesting home decor features imho. Like nothing else and it can give life, meaning and personality to a home. And it can be done in zillions of ways. Furthermore, it don’t have to cost much, well in terms of creativity but not in terms of money. So is Mrs James’ passion to create beauty from nothing. A crucial element in this book is also her statement that “cold minimalism has its place, but not at my place”. (couldn’t agree more :)) This is my favourite photo from the book:
Beautifulness! A stairway can hardly be more attractive. Of course in this business, there is an obvious obstacle: it is hard to find those bits you want to decorate the wall with. I guess it can take a lifetime to collect them. Nevertheless, it should be worth the effort. Other nice inspiration in this book includes brilliant displays in bathrooms (example to the left below), and pictured right: prints hung with clips. Yupp, I really like this book!
Hang tight for Saturday’s treat.