What We're Reading: April

This month, two of our inspirational interior design ladies have published new books--and we're drooling, page by page by page (by page). 


Justina Blakeney's
The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes


As long time blog and Instagram fans of Justina's, we could not wait to see what she comprised in her  latest publication. We love (and wholeheartedly agree with) her approach to design, summarized on the back cover bio, "she believes that creativity, not wealth, is the key to having an amazing home." 
And we are here to announce--we are not disappointed. She breaks up boho aesthetics into six categories: Romantic, Modern, Earthy, Folksy, Nomadic and Maximal--highlighting on point American homes in each. Over 300 pages burst with bold color, new and vintage cohesively arranged and functionally stunning. Then she dazzles with DIY tips like nailing reclaimed wood panels and new handles to the refrigerator and includes recipes like pickled daikon radishes--and as if you aren't hooked by then, she has a complete list of the featured plants with care tips. Three cheers for this new must have, it will bring happiness and wild and free vision to your imagination and space.


Rachel Ashwell's
The World of Shabby Chic: Beautiful Homes, my Story and Vision

Normally, we shy away from the term shabby chic, unless it refers to Rachel Ashwell--her design is a heartthrob, finding ways to under clutter and overwhelm spaces with soft tones and beautiful practicality. Are you looking for all white rooms that are anything but boring? Maybe a few subtle washes of color here and there? Rachel's got ya. This latest book of hers delves how she came to be, taking a personal turn to explore her style and approach to business. When we pick for pretties, we try and harness her spirit, and often ask ourselves, "Would Rachel buy this if she walked in?" Thank you Rachel, for an intimate glimpse into your world--you are free to stop by our store ANYTIME.

Any good interior design books you're flipping through? Leave a comment and share your picks with us!