Ali and Lynda share a mutual love of monochrome interiors and take great joy from natural imperfections and treasured finds – concepts that pour from every page.
The opening chapter starts you off on an inspiring journey to curate a meaningful home, covering eight core elements: palette, nature, textiles, lighting, the blend of old and new, storage, collections and art.
You’re then gently led through through a series of drool-worthy interiors which include a converted warehouse, bijoux apartment, historic cottage, country estate, a new-build barn, period townhouse and rural retreat.
Each interior is peppered with breakout ideas, encouraging you to ignore trends and start to curate a timeless home full of pieces you love.
All in all, a wonderful Autumn read, and a great pressie for friends who share a passion for timeless interiors!
Curate is available online and local book stores (even if your local book store doesn’t stock it, they’re usually happy to order a copy – the same goes for local libraries!).
Congratulations to Lynda, Ali and Marnie on a beautiful book. If anyone’s looking for me today, I’ll be right here on the sofa, leafing through the pages!
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Styling and creative direction: Lynda Gardener
Photography: Marnie Hawson
First published by Octopus Books, June 2021
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My Scandinavian Home