Ever since i saw Pearl Lowe's home
in a magazine some years ago, i have
been hooked on her styling
and home decor choices.
I especially liked her butterfly mirror (smile)
When I heard she was working on a book I was eager
to see what it would be like.
Now I have a copy
I can say that I'm not disappointed!
Pearl is friends with Rachel Ashwell,
and it seems to me that their
styles have a lot in common too.
But where Rachel would be known for
soft pastel tones
of pale pink and blue,
with greys and naturals.
Pearl goes for peachy or vibrant pink,
soft reds, bold wallpapers,
brighter pastels & turquoise,
and combines them with darker tones
blacks and greys,
producing a slightly edgier,
yet still shabby chic style.
I like both.
I think it's wonderful when your decor
is a natural extension
of your individual style as a person.
Its more authentic
and must make you feel better
within your own home.
Pearl's tips and projects
can help us add our own authentic
touches to our home,
in quirky inexpensive ways.
Throughout, the beautifully taken photos
of Pearls home,spur you on to source
your own vintage finds, and
the projects take it that step further
helping you with ways to alter them.
One i like most, is how to decorate tiles,
printing images from an inkjet printer.
I also liked the lace curtains
and stationery makes.
But really it's all beautiful!
it was hard to narrow it down
and select my favourite pages for this post,
but let's start with
a butterfly shall we ....
One of my favourite projects is the fairytale lace canopy above.
The book is divided into rooms,
kitchen, living, bedroom
bathroom, and office,
and gives projects for each,
such as lace window panels (below)
padded headboards, mini bathroom cabinet
lace tablecloth, office in a wardrobe,
and fabric covered box files (want to try this)
With style tips from Pearl,
and a list of favourite shops
and suppliers at the back,
along with advice for salvaging
and upcycling your finds.
If you like Selina lakes's styling in her books
Romantic Style or Bazzar style,
or you are a fan of Sarah Moore's vintage makes
and home, then I'm sure you'll also
love Pearl's book Vintage Craft
Pearl and her daughter Daisy
are also supporting Fashion targets breast cancer
love and wishes, Kathryn x