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Page to Room – The Natural Home

Before the maximalism that is the holiday season overtakes my home, I feel like I need to just look at rooms that don’t explode with colour.  The images in this 2012 book fit that description.  The Natural Home by Hans Blomquist with photos by Debi Treloar brings in tactile fabrics, muted colours and lots of natural elements.

Flipping through this book, you see so many rooms that are tone on tone.  Just look out the window at your garden and you’ll see the same thing (even in the early days of winter).  

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Page to Room – Shabby Chic Interiors

This week’s Page to Room is about a trend that has not gone away and really continues to have staying power.  It’s also a style that is very well-suited to summer when we’re drawn to interiors that are relaxed and carefree.

“My Rooms, Treasures, and Trinkets” was first published in 2009 and updated in 2012.  The author, Rachel Ashwell, is the creator of Shabby Chic, which is a style that evolved to an actual brand.  I had the chance to visit her store in Soho back in 2012 and then again a few years later. Continue reading “Page to Room – Shabby Chic Interiors”

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Page to Room – Country Style

My latest Page to Room is perfectly timed to coincide with Stampede here in Calgary.  “Country Style” by Anna Ornberg was published in 2011 and then translated into English in 2014.  The “country” look in this book though isn’t the western style we see here in Calgary this time of year (see my post Page to Room – Cowboy Style for examples of that look).

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