Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Novel Interiors by Lisa Borgnes Giramonti
Novel Interiors – Living in Enchanted Rooms Inspired by Literature  by Lisa Borgnes Giramonti  Photographs by Ivan Terestechenko


The back cover of this book says "You don't just read a good book you inhabit it."  And oh, goodness, from the front cover to the end we inhabit this book!
Would you, if you could, build a room for your home, for yourself, inspired by your favorite piece of literature? 

The author of this gorgeous book offers us interiors that classic authors like Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, George Eliot would be comfortable in. The formal elegance of Evelyn Waugh, Henry James and Edith Wharton, the glamour Fitzgarald’s Gatsby and the tribute to the earth found in the works of Lawrence, Cather and Bronte and Hardy.

The pages are scattered with quotes from the works of these authors and many, many more, the design style is such that we would expect to see one of our favorite authors sitting at the table or coming round the corner into the room, startled that we were there, much as the quotes made me feel when poring over the pages and finding a tidbit from one of their books or the author themselves tucked into a spot on the page. ‘Oh, hello!  You’re home today?”

We are given gorgeous photography, explanation of style and design tips if we want to try to create the style of our author and those wonderful affirming quotes everywhere.

I can’t even imagine being able to replicate the charms of these rooms but that would not have stopped me from purchasing this book just to look over and over again at the photos. I did find several ideas that I certainly can incorporate into my home or create a corner that makes me feel like these rooms do. It’s lush, it’s beautiful, it’s delightful. Yum!

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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