This holiday season I have been trying to tuck into my new favourite home design book, The Well-Dressed Home, borrowed from the library. Relatives and busyness has vied for my time and I find myself going back to the beginning to savour the photos again and again!
Annette Tatum's book The Well-Dressed Home is filled with beautiful photos... Annette shares about how one's wardrobe (wished or real) is able to render a beautiful home... and it is so inspiring. Photographs in this lovely tome are by Karyn Millet. (Read an interview with them here.)
Cococozy has also done a blogpost on it with an interview by Miss Tatum in which she talks about the mantra she firmly believes in: look to your own creative fashion style to guide you in your choices for your own home decor.
Of course, not everyone has a couture wardrobe, but restrained by body-shape, body-size, affordability, suitability, but the "wished-for" wardrobe equally plays a large part in being able to inspire your home decor...
I am one of those who have a wished-for wardrobe... I adore the vintage green Chanel coat that stylish Anne Hathaway wore on The Devil Wears Prada (which she then later bought at auction after the movie was produced):
Or this gorgeous trim look by said same woman:
I am drawn to boldly coloured but tailored, smart pieces. I also am drawn to luxurious fabrics like pure wool, taffeta, boucle... What does that translate to?
Back to Tatum...
In an interview with Free Spirit Fabric house blog, Annette Tatum mentions that she allows everything to inspire her, from "vintage textiles, old trims, wallpaper samples, colour chips... old documents and fabric samples that I have found from traveling" right to architectural building elements in old cities like NY or Paris.
I'll just HAVE to buy this book. It's too good to put down. It's too good NOT to have. I love that this is a how-to-style guide too, not just "Ooh have a look at this and that"....