If you aspire to create a lovely home layered with interest, provenance, patina and soul, let your heart and mind be led to this exquisite book by Tara Shaw! SOUL OF THE HOME: Designing With Antiques is truly a voyage of visual bliss!
SOUL OF THE HOME: Designing With Antiques
Inspiring images of timeless rooms and richly layered juxtapositions will surely charm both aspiring and seasoned collectors.
If ever you considered collecting antiques, you’ll find an excellent style overview to identify characteristics of particular eras and styles.
But what appeals to me most is the golden thread of experiential, soulful wisdom running through its design lessons.
The Importance of Antiques
Shaw demystifies the artful process of layering history and mindfully modern sensibilities with sensual heart language her admirers can comprehend.
Will your senses awaken and also be primed to address your own interiors? I predict OUI! (And who can place a value on such motivation in the 2020s when we spend copious hours at home?)
Cultivate a Home With Heart
Will you perhaps view antiques at the market through a more refined lens after living with this book?
I can only imagine the vignettes and spaces to come if we will engage with these pages.
Bear in mind, what you see here is a mere morsel from the feast within SOUL OF A HOME!
Let Architecture Lead the Way
Believe it or not, the designer’s own kitchen (below) was a generic space before she worked over the top magic.
“To combat the somewhat sterile atmosphere imparted by the ordinary surfaces, I needed to introduce pieces that went in the opposite direction.” -Tara Shaw
Elevate the Ordinary Creatively
In case you care to elevate the status of your outdoor dining space, Tara Shaw offers advice:
“The only things a small patio or even a city terrace needs to transform it into an enchanted garden are plants potted in jardinières or terra-cotta pots. See how it changes the way you feel about your morning cup of coffee–it makes an ordinary Wednesday feel like a mini vacation.” -Tara Shaw
Is your own spirit craving unplugged moments of retreat with page-turning, timeless and tranquil design loveliness?
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