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Homespun Style

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


The book's cover represents the book well.  Bold colors, graphic wallpapers, mixture of fabrics on pillows and cushions, colorful crockery, and vintage furniture can be found in most of the rooms in Homespun Style.

I think I have most of Selina Lake's books.  Her latest one is Homesun Style, and the rooms featured in the book have a bold seventies vibe.  Many of the rooms have white walls with tons of colorful fabrics and accessories.  Vintage seventies wallpaper is featured in several of the rooms.  Although I prefer her Romantic Style as it is one of my all-time favorite decorating books, I still enjoyed Homespun Style.  I wish I had sewing skills because the book features many crafts using colorful and fun fabrics.  I think that many of the living areas are a bit chintzy and too playful for my tastes, but the dining rooms with large scale seventies wallpapers and a mixture of new and vintage furnishings are stunning.  Many of the cozy kitchens are unique and inspiring, too.


My breakfast room table inspired by Homespun Style.  I put the most colorful things I could find in my kitchen on the table.  Voila!

Have you read any of Selina Lake's books, or do you follow her blog?

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Ricki if you can paint, you can sew. Have you ever tried.
    Grab yourself a machine from Walmart.Not too expensive and give it a try. You will be amazed at how easy making a straight line is. Love your colourful kitchen table.

  2. Hi RJ! Oh, that looks like a wonderful book. Your breakfast table looks so pretty. You know, pillows, table runners and such are really very easy to sew. I agree with Linda, you could pick up a sewing machine and get some 'easy sew' patterns that walk you through each step and you'd become a seamstress really quickly!
    Love your new pretty snap of yourself too.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. I think I need to get my hands on this book!!

  4. Wish I could be invited over that blue breakfast table. I love it Ricki!

  5. I love all of the colors on your table, especially the pops of red and yellow.

  6. Ricki Jill, love your breakfast table. So colorful and perfect for summer. I'm heading over to Selina's blog for a tour.

    The French Hutch

  7. You had me at the cover of that book. Love all the color of your table.

  8. Your breakfast table is so pretty, Ricki Jill. I'm going to go over & check out Selina's blog.

  9. I've never heard of Selina Lake or her books or blog, but wow, that looks great! Your breakfast table is so inviting and colourful. I love it!

  10. Your breakfast table looks so pretty and perfect for summer. I have seen Selina's books in the book store but I have never really read one. I will have to give them a better look. I must mention that I love your banner and seeing your beautiful art work. It is always such a pleasure to see your creations. I am off to visit your daughter's new blog.

  11. I have enjoyed Romantic Style but have not yet enjoyed her latest. I will check it out though. I did not realize that Selina had a blog, so I am off to visit her. Thanks for the tip!

    Susan and Bentley

  12. I haven't seen this book but I'll go look at her blog! I love these pretty blues!

  13. I Ricki, for some strange reason I could not leave a comment on the copy cat party! Your cake looks so delish! Was is as good as it looked? I may do a recipe copy next myself,that would be fun. Thank you so much for joining in! I sure appreciate it.

  14. I have never seen any of her books, but I just know that I would love them! Your breakfast table looks wonderful!

  15. Hi Ricki Jill,
    What happy colors. I couldn't manage with them but they are very pretty and oh so happy!


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