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Downtown Chic, Designing Your Dream Home, From Wreck to Ravishing

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by Robert Novogratz, Cortney Novogratz, Elizabeth Novogratz

Cortney and Robert Novogratz are a fabulous husband and wife design team that have been renovating their own homes for the past 15 years! Their style is a mix of boho chic with thrift store finds and antiques. This book offers tips, ideas, quotes and huge photographs of their work. This book motivates me to get my wishlist together and just start working on small projects one at a time, taking each step as it presents itself!

Not really a how to book, adding in their 7 kids this is more a story about their lives through their interior design process. A gorgeous coffee table book to inspire!

DowntownChic_white modern kitchen

Modern white kitchen with a few eclectic touches of color.

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Can’t go wrong with a popular union jack decorating element.

white eclectic living room

A white basis in the walls, floor and ceiling combing with pops of bright primary colors and arcade games for a retro vibe.

orange bedroom

Chic, warm orange bedroom. Love this big picture of their twins!

modern living room red and white

Cork board and blackboard decorating element that also helps you get organised!


Vintage salon with light powder blue walls and antique pictures and furnishings.


Check out that mirror!


Comic books used as art to line your walls with!

(All images Sixx Design)

Bazaar Style: Decorating with Market and Vintage Finds

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Bazaar Style: Decorating with Market and Vintage Finds by stylist Selina Lake and interiors writer Joanna Simmons.

Real homes furnished with intriguing pieces from different eras and cultures, which mix and match colours, patterns and designs. The look is so achievable because anything goes! Simply take the things you love and create a home that is truly yours. You’ll discover an inspiring mix of vintage and retro influences, flea-market finds, and pieces inspired by a French brocante or Moroccan bazaar.

This book is full of vibrant, fun and fresh inspiring ideas for the eclectic, bohemian home. If you love flea markets and thrift shops, finding rare retro and vintage, one of a kind things for your home and combining it in creative ways with what you already own, then this is a great decorating book for you!



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Bazaar Style Decorating with Market and Vintage Finds selina lake bedroom

Bazaar Style Decorating with Market and Vintage Finds selina lake dresser

Bohemian Style – Interiors – by Elizabeth Wilhide


Great book on bohemian decorating, style and interiors. The beauty of the boho look is that it does not require a huge budget, it is only constrained by your imagination, and it is a highly unique and personal style that says a lot about who you are!

Bohemian Style by Elizabeth Wilhide.

What is Bohemian style? Bohemian Style is economy-minded but never dull. It’s lively, idiosyncratic, exuberant, attention-getting, and above all, intensely decorative. Bohemians know how to create style on a shoestring, improvise furnishings from cast-offs, and conjure up magic from the mundane.

A great book which details the beginnings of the boho movement born at the time of industrialization as a way to create something beautiful, functional and artistic. Elizabeth Wilhide uses great images along with a well written introduction to move the reader through the artistic legacy of the bohemian lifestyle. A great book for lovers of the style!






Art of Combining the Past with the Present

Old and New: Combining Past and Present In Contemporary Homes by Katherine Sorrell combining the past and present seamlessly for your country style interior.

Rooms To Remember

Rooms to Remember: The Classic Interiors of Suzanne Tucker is a beautiful interiors book illustrationg the best and most prominent designs from interior designer Suzanne Tucker.

Suzanne Tucker has so much elegance, taste and sophistication in her vision and it truly comes through in her work. Great at combining art and antique pieces while creating spaces that are warm and liveable. With the full page images on most pages you can get a real sense of what it would be like to be in such a room. This makes an excellent coffee table book. I like to trawl through this book when I am looking to be inspired by a classic, elegant and expensive point of view.