Welcome to What We're Reading, hosted by Bonnie and me.
I cannot wait to see what y'all have been reading lately. I have been reading two very good home decor books:
Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Inspirations,
and Fifi O'Neill's Romantic Prairie Style.
Rachel's new book features a bold new color palette of mostly bold blues and raspberries. Many of the homes featured are Rachel's, and the reader gets a nice preview of Rachel's new B&B, The Prairie, in Round Top, Texas. The London flat of Rachel's friend, Sera Hersham Loftus is so dramatic and pretty. But the book is worth its price, in my opinion, for the chapter called Glamour and Bling. This chapter features Sharon Osborne's stunning new dining room and foyer. Sharon Osborne has the best taste in all of Hollywood. I adore her style, and I wish I could have a decorating consultation with Sharon!
Fifi's book is delightful just like her blog. Although the romantic prairie style is a bit rustic for my taste, I do have many prairie style elements in my home. My favorite two chapters are Prairie Pretty and Urban Prairie. I found tons of inspiration in them, and I definitely want to make the book page display shown on page 96. I will create something very similar (and soon) and when I do, I will post some photos.
Have you read any wonderful home decor books lately? Please write a post, and link back to What We're Reading.
Until next time...