Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Decorate

Olá a todos!

Hoje venho falar-vos do livro da maravilhosa Holly Becker e da Joanna Copestick, o Decorate, que eu avidamente comprei mal saiu, pois estava mortinha para ver do que se tratava. E não defraudou as minhas expectativas - de fácil leitura, com óptimos conselhos, é um livro abrangente e com várias citações de profissionais da decoração de interiores (e não só) e que são absolutamente fantásticas. Muito do que li no livro tocou-me de uma forma particular, pois transmite na plenitude não só aquilo que sinto em relação a muitos dos aspectos da decoração, como também porque explica, de uma forma simples, alguns dos truques para embelezar uma casa. Vale mesmo a pena ler! As fotografias são fantásticas (Debi Treloar), os espaços maravilhosos (há para todos os gostos) e tem aquele toque inconfundível da Holly, que consegue cativar todos os leitores que a acompanham.

As frases com que me identifico são tantas que é impossível transcrevê-las a todas, por isso apenas deixo aqui algumas (para lerem o resto, têm mesmo de comprar o Decorate :)):

"There's a visceral connection between our surroundings and our mood, and the amount and quality of light is the first element that dictates our moods" Marcia Zia-Priven

"The more I decorate the more I learn about introducing a complementary colour somewhere, such as throwing a turquoise pillow in an orange room. Always test many colours in every single part of the room". Ruthie Sommers

"Edit. Let go of things that don't make your heart sing. Purge. Get rid of anything that's cramping your style". Carrie McCarthy

"Compact spaces need to be tidy all times as all rooms are often on show". Decorate - esta dedico ao meu marido! :)

Ainda bem que um dia me cruzei cibernauticamente com esta adorável senhora, cheia de qualidades que admiro, para além da óbvia capacidade de escrita e bom-gosto. Thanks, Holly, for all the sharing and the beauty you give us!



Using floral fabrics
"Traditional floral fabrics have enduring appeal; the older and more faded they get the better.
Buying fabrics for the home is a huge investment so it is important to use the most beautiful you can afford"
Christina Strutt


A cozinha da dona da Rice
The kitchen of owner of Rice company
"My space is all about fun, function and colours"
Charlotte Hedeman Geniau




Fiquei completamente apaixonada por este candeeiro, aliás, por toda a casa da Amy Neunsinger
I fell in love with this lamp - actually, I love all of Amy Neunsinger's house


Hi everyone! Today I'm writing about wonderful Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick new and hopefully the first of many books, Decorate. I bought it as soon as it came out, as I couldn't wait to get my hands on it and read all the beautiful things that I knew it would have. And my expectations were fulfilled, as the book is amazing (I call it the Bible of decoration books :)), as so many things that I read are so meaningful to me and I have been learning a lot from it. The houses Holly shows us are amazing (you have all kinds of styles for all kinds of taste) and the tips and quotes they provide us are something that I really connect to. It's really worth reading, not just looking at the beautiful photos by Debi Treloar. And it has Holly's touch - I love the way she writes and captivates the readers.

The quotes and bits from the book that I love are so many that it's impossible to show you all of them - you really have to buy the book to read the rest! I leave you with just a few that meant a lot to me:

"There's a visceral connection between our surroundings and our mood, and the amount and quality of light is the first element that dictates our moods" Marcia Zia-Priven

"The more I decorate the more I learn about introducing a complementary colour somewhere, such as throwing a turquoise pillow in an orange room. Always test many colours in every single part of the room". Ruthie Sommers

"Edit. Let go of things that don't make your heart sing. Purge. Get rid of anything that's cramping your style". Carrie McCarthy

"Compact spaces need to be tidy all times as all rooms are often on show". Decorate - this one I dedicate to my husband! :)

I'm so glad that I found Holly on the internet world. Besides her wonderful writing and impecable taste, this lady has a lot of qualities that I truly admire. Thanks Holly, for all the sharing and beauty you give us!


2 comments:

Brancoprata said...

Já andava com uma vontade louca de o comprar... depois deste post, tem mesmo que ser!!!! obrigada pela partilha!!

Ritokas said...

Tão lindas esta imagem! Fiquei com vontade de ter este livro! Adorei as frases.