Novel Interiors: Living in Enchanted Rooms Inspired by Literature by Literature by Lisa Borgnes Giramonti, Ivan Terestchenko (Photographer) is more than just a book on interior decorating. This attractive hard cover book is a design element suitable for inclusion in any fashionable room- in of itself. The cloth spine and its oversized full color pages are a perfect touch for any coffee table or bookshelf.
At first glance one may think this is just another book on interior design or home decorating in an already saturated genre. Once you open the book and take the time to read it, it becomes obvious this is a one of a kind decorating book. This book offers a lot more than just decorating ideas. This book pulls in elements of literature into the book itself- there are quotes and excerpts from well known works. The photographs of the selected interiors are integrated into a commentary about the works from which they are inspired. Any reader that loves classics will enjoy seeing how a love of literature would inspire an everyday home decorating from the bedroom, to the kitchen and the dining room. Furthermore, one needs not to be wealthy to integrate the unique, original and classic details featured in this book. This is a decorating book that makes home decorating possible for the masses. Many of the design elements can be customized or even made from household materials and older worn furniture. The ecclectic mix of designs will appeal to readers of any financial means and of any background- from those on a strict budget to those who have larger purses at their disposal. Whatever you want to integrate into home design- your hobbies, your collections, antiques as well as modern art and even your refurbished trash- you can find an idea to make it work. Home decorating incorporates everything and anything in this innovative book.
The photographs are peaceful. This book is perfect for browsing. This book would make the perfect gift for any reader that loves the classics of literature. This would make a great housewarming gift for anyone with a new house or apartment as well. As a blogger I received a copy of this book from Crown Publishing group for the purpose of writing this review.