Saturday, June 6, 2015

Novel Interiors

Novel Interiors: Living in Enchanted Rooms Inspired by Literature
by Lisa Borgnes Giramonti

The book opens with this quote: 

" It was an aesthetic education to live within those walls."
Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited

I knew I would love this book.

Interwining literature with interior design,  the author
knew her books from early childhood to adult novels.
She opens with this question: " Who can forget the sleek 
glamour of Gatsby's gittering mansion at West Egg? 
( for sale right now) Or the snug charms of the Dashwood
family's dear little cottage in Sense and Sensibility?"
This is an ingenious idea to write about the descriptions
of favorite books with real interior photos. I was also inspired
to read a few classics that I haven't read yet. 

Here are a few quotes:

" The linen ... though coarse, was clean and smelt

beautifully of lavender." The Wind and the Willows, Kenneth Graham

"Nothing matched anything else. Everything was of an  exotic

brillance that took away the breath. 'Not the room of a lady?'
thought Miss Pettigrew." Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Winfred Watson

It is a book for book lovers! 

It is a book I will remember for gift giving. 

 "I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

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