Novel Interiors: Living in Enchanted Rooms Inspired by Literature by Lisa Borgnes Giramonti & Ivan Terestchenko
Print, Ebook (288 pages, POTTER STYLE)
For those who have ever lost themselves in the stylish worlds of novels like Sense and Sensibility, The Age of Innocence, Wuthering Heights, The Picture of Dorian Gray and countless others, this design book embraces the fantasy of time and place, showing you how to bring some of those elements into your own home.
Lisa Giramonti inspires a new approach to decorating: by teaching us through the lens of worlds we may already know and love. With gorgeous photographs by World of Interiors photographer Ivan Terestchenko, aspirational quotes, and tailored reading lists, Novel Interiors reveals the essence and details of interiors mentioned in great literary works. This is a stunning, photo-driven book that shares enchanting and timeless ways to live more elegantly.
Pretty but not very practical (2 stars)
I'm a bookie and I own a home, so the idea of a book where novels inspired the interior decorating choices seemed right up my alley. Filled with gorgeous photos I dove in and read a lot of the actual text but quickly found myself slogging into dull territory. I had hoped for more literature that interested me to pop up but eventually I just lost any interest in how this book really related to books.
There are some beautifully done rooms in here and I was certainly inspired by a few of the ways the author and photographer captured the feel of certain themes. But ultimately I was just not into this book at all. I love antiques, thrift shop makeovers, and quirky collections but the general taste in here just didn't work for me.
Notes: I received a review copy via the Blogging for Books program.