Summertime Decorating Books

Summer goes by way too quickly, but the memories and feelings it evokes feeds our anticipation for the next one to come. The following books crossed our desk and are both filled with wonderful take-aways to create a nautical memory, home or diy project.

The Nautical Home

The Nautical Home By Anna Ornberg

(PS, I am planning on doing this to an old dresser I have tucked away in the attic. I will post it when I finish!)

The Nautical Home is filled with such fabulous decorating projects that you will want to head straight out to the lumber yard, antique stores and marine supply house to stock up and spend a lazy, warm summer’s day creating something to add to your nautical decor at home.

The Nautical Home

  .

 

Nantucket Cottages and Gardens

image by Terry Pommett from the book, Nantucket Cottages & Gardens by Leslie Linsley

image by Terry Pommett from the book, Nantucket Cottages & Gardens by Leslie Linsley

Nantucket is an island filled with dreams of days gone by. Nantucket Cottages & Gardens is a lesson in it’s own history, enchanting enough, but a super lesson in small space living.  The big house phenomenon was not around in those days.  Small houses were cost efficient to run, build and live in.  Judging by today’s trend to go small and well appointed, perhaps we are once again coming full circle.

This is a keeper. It is a great coffee table book, should you need another book on your coffee table, but a reference book in space saving and decorating ideas.

Nantucket Cottages and Gardens

 

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email