Saturday, May 24, 2008

Oh, I am so excited...


So, I just saw THIS book at the store.

...and I fell in love. It's a surprisingly good book of inspiration for rooms, gardens, baths, etc. I just ordered it from Amazon. The cover looks stuffy, but the chapters inside are grouped by decorating sensibilities, so even if you're not a traditionalist, there are more directional ideas inside.



And then when shopping for said book on Amazon, I noticed THIS book, which is available for pre-order. And, well, yeah. I bought it, too. I am very excited about it. It smells of "before & after" porn, which I know we all love.

House Beautiful, the magazine, has been excellent lately, don't you think?

8 comments:

LondonCalling said...

YES!Its my new favorite mag.

Jules said...

Candy! Thank you! I know I'm the token "loser who doesn't know anything about design but she's semi -tolerable so we'll be nice to her" poster on your blog, so this helps satisfy my Tracy Flick need for guidelines and direction.

I promised someone when my Decor Dilemma was running (Magne Verde?) an after picture so I have to make sure it's up to snuff.

maison21 said...

house beautiful, has indeed, been great lately. you what's my other favorite right now? and it pains me to even say the title: traditional home.

Shelley said...

My House Beautiful subscription was a gift from Jean at iloveupstate blog and it has now replaced the swoon factor some OTHER...magazine used to give me. Inspired lush,livable rooms, great, large photos and a spread in the May 08 issue on a fab Belgian design inspired home, my fav style. Right on Decorno for noticing this most excellent mag porn!

dewy23 said...

ordered both books too and for some reason I also ordered Bunny Williams' Point of View: Three Decades of Decorating Elegant and Comfortable Houses (Hardcover). Trying to change my style and looking at lots of diff styles.

Haley said...

I LOVE House Beautiful. My mom turned me onto it. I loved the latest issue with the piece on Charlotte Moss's office. Not really my style, but everything is always beautiful.

Be the change..... said...

House Beautiful is the new H&G

Anonymous said...

Love House Beautiful! I'm so glad you approve! I especially like the paint swatch suggestions.