Apartment Therapy

Ryan, Maxwell. Laban, Janel. Acevedo, Melanie (photography). Apartment Therapy: Complete + Happy Home. USA: Potter Style Publishing. 2015.

SUMMARY:
apartmenttherapyWhether buying a home, decorating an apartment, cleaning up the bathroom, organizing the kitchen, maintaining the dwelling or just relaxing and enjoying your place, Apartment Therapy offers tips, guides, ideas and designs all coupled with gorgeous pictures to make your pad perfect. Even including such items as lightbulbs, artwork, table choice, hobby preferences and style supercharges, nothing is left unnoticed. Stunning!

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
With so many tricks of the decorating trade in one location, who could go wrong? Not a glitzy book but a functional, comfortable and useful book, the authors and photographer absolutely did it right! I loved all the ways to love your home, personalize your rooms, organize the furniture, and decorate with creative items. Browsing this book makes me want to redo my entire house (and I just may now). Written in a flowing, easy to relate to style, it is almost a coffee-table type book that begs you to open it again and again. Perfect!!

RATING:
5+ (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Apartment Therapy from Blogging For Books for my honest review*

Novel Interiors

Giramonti, Lisa Borgnes. Terestchenko, Ivan. Novel Interiors: Living In Enchanted Rooms Inspired By Literature. USA: Potter Style Publishing. 2014.

SUMMARY:
interiorsNovel Interiors follows the inspiration that we don’t just read a great story, we inhabit it. With gusto and flair, Lisa Borgnes Giramonti enters the enchanting world of more than sixty literary classics to show how novels can influence a decorating style. From homey to eccentric, from Jane Austen to F. Scott Fitzgerald, many textures, colors, quirks, quotes and pieces make up each living area. Accompanied by stunning photography, this book definitely has some novel ideas.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
I love books including home decorating books. (There always seems to be a few tidbits and ideas I pick up to try in my own home.) Novel Interiors was full of new ideas and visually pleasing photographs. Many of the style ideas were inspired by classical books; however, some were not as connected to the theme. While I did enjoy the book for the decorating designs and architecture of the houses/ rooms, I am not sure the book followed the original intentions closely enough. The title of the book was perfect though and hit the target exactly.

RATING:
3.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Novel Interiors from Blogging for Books for my honest review*