Back in 1999 when I bought my very first property, there were very few decent home design books on the market. So when I found this book on Amazon I was delighted. It’s now out of print, but if you ever see a copy grab it while you can. 10 years later it’s still one of my main sources of inspiration and I’ve never tired of re-reading it.
Carolyn Quatermaine is first and foremost and artist and designer, but she has also done some wonderful design and stylist work around the world – The Bluebird Restaurant London, Hotel Delos Her look is individual and not hard to acheive in your own home. You might not realise but you will have seen her influence in all aspects of home design.
From the rise of the Louis XV chairs, and the use of ancient text on fabrics
To the use of white with pops of shocking colour and images of lace and flowers. Her work has influenced so many of us without many people realising who she is and what she’s acheived. To learn more pop over to her site, it’s stunning.