Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Individual Sense of Style







Australian stylist Shannon Fricke's new book, 'Sense of Style Colour & Space' is gorgeous. I have photographed some of my favourite pages above. Some of the topics Shannon talks about in the book which I really enjoyed reading are style evolving over time, how to personalise the spaces we inhabit and the use of colour in our homes. Shannon says "My interpretation of a sense of style is that it's simply a confidence; the casual ability to bring what seem to be disparate objects together in a room and make them look cohesive, as if they are just made to be united." The beautiful photographs are by photographer Prue Ruscoe. This book, in my opinion is a definite for your design book library!

16 comments:

Penelope Boyd said...

I've been looking for a book like this for a while - thanks for the info and pics!

Rhonda said...

I agree!
great photos...

Anna Spiro said...

Thanks Penelope - it is a great book and definitely worth purchasing!
X
Anna

Anna Spiro said...

Thanks Rhonda!
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Anna

Alkemie said...

This is a gorgeous book! I am definitely adding it on to my Amazon list. Thanks for showing us!

Anna Spiro said...

Thanks Alkemie!
X
Anna

SimplyGrove said...

looks like a buyer!!! thanks!

AnastasiaC said...

looks like a great book - I have her first book, actually I won it and she signed it so thats cool! i recently discovered that she also had a blog ...

pve design said...

have you lost your senses? you are like a "style" dealer and I have a serious addiction - must, need, gotta have that book...I am shaky thinking about it!

Melissa Lewis said...

My Amazon Wish List just keeps growing and growing. But this book looks too good not to add to it! Love the pictures:)

diana @ please sir said...

Looks like a great read - will have to check out - thanks!

A DEDICATED HOMEBODY and LOVER of all THINGS ORNAMENTAL said...

Hi Anna,
Thanks so much for mentioning my book on your beautiful blog and to everyone out there who left a comment. Sometimes, when I'm writing away at home I wonder who's out there seeing my books and more importantly, reading them. It's very inspiring for me to hear such lovely encouragement.
Thanks again.
Warm wishes
Shannon Fricke

Anna Spiro said...

Hi Shannon, Thanks for your note. Your new book is FAB! Oh, and your blog is great too! Love your work!
XX
Anna

Ryan said...

Anna,

What is the fabric behind the book? Love it.

Ryan

Yvonne said...

The layout of the pages look very visually appealing and I love design books that incorporate the authors "sense of style"...can't wait to check it out!

Babelfish said...

Thanks for sharing, this book looks wonderful (the photographs as well as the typography) - swoon!