I have just finished lay-buying this amazing book which I just had to have. It was one of those books you pick up and it immediately speaks to you and makes all those creative, imaginative juices flow with fresh ideas. It’s not only full of beautiful things to inspire but even the way it has been designed it beautiful. The texture of the dust jacket, the feel of the pages and the smell of the printing dyes (which I think are the enviro friendly soy based ones)…sigh!
The back of the book reads;
“Stylist Sibella Court has only one rule: seek out beauty and meaning in everything, then embrace and display it. She combines contemporary elements with antiques and junk-shop finds, textile fragments, wallpapers, collectables and ephemera, to create rooms full of colour, texture and imagination. ‘Etcetera’ provides simple suggestions for styling your space. It is not about expensive renovations or a directive to go out and buy everything new, it is about becoming the curator of beautiful and evocative interiors.”
This book makes you want to just tidy up and make things look pretty no matter how pointless it is when it seems to only last the 13 seconds three kids need to demolish it!
Finnikin of the Rock – Melina Marchetta
This is a captivating read leading you into a fantastical land full of mystery and magic, not one you can put down easily!
Marchetta is just one of many talented Australian authors currently releasing excellent reads of the fantasy genre.
I couldn’t help myself I bought another fantasy novel today ‘The Youngest Templar’ will let you know if it’s a winner.