I’m so glad that April saw the launch of two interior books I was looking forward to.
Last week I reviewed the Bright Bazaar book, and this week I’m going to share my thoughts about Home for Now by Joanna Thornhill.
I’ve been following Joanna’s blog for over a year now, so I was very keen to get hold of her first book as I love her writing style and share the same experience of redecorating our first homes. Her passion for interior design is evident, and I find her tone of voice very personal and amusing.
Joanna wanted to inspire the whole generation of renters to transform, often dull and restricted dwellings, into beautifully designed homes, on a budget.
The author encourages both renters and budget conscious first time-buyers to use their imagination and flair to experiment with interiors and learn how to bypass the limitations, especially with regards to the rented accommodation.
She takes the readers through living rooms, kitchens and dining areas, bedrooms, bathrooms, home offices (I’m currently working on my study, so it’s a very useful chapter) and outdoor areas showing numerous examples of clever interior solutions and hints & tips.
My favourite, however, are how to sections where Joanna is motivating us to take up craft and upcycling by simplifying each step and making it less daunting.
The book is beautifully written and laid-out with the images being inspiring and bringing all the key points to life. I love the font used throughout as well.
I just wish I had this book when I was renting in London.
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Let me know what you think when you read it?