Books: Pale and Interesting

I am about to start decorating my living room and painting the fireplace white and am currently at the beginning stages of preparing the room to be painted, and am taking some of my inspiration from a house (below) I spotted on Light Locations....

When I seen that Atlanta Bartlett and David Coote had just published a new book - Pale and Interesting - I knew it would be full of similar inspiring images and would fill me with hope that one day my room will look like the ones in their book! At the moment, I'm not quite feeling like that though, as I have currently half stripped the paint off the cornice, and now wishing I'd never started!! :(

The beautiful photography by Polly Wreford really highlights the interior style Atlanta and Dave are known for - light, bright, fresh and simple, where vintage pieces are given space to breath, and stand out against the neutral backdrop...

 I'd always been worried an all white scheme could be a bit boring or stark, but this book actually confirms to me that it only highlights beautiful furniture and objects you've collected, and that it can work across all rooms of the home - from an office space to the kitchen. 

One section of the book focuses on collecting, and gives tips on how best to display these items.  I love the image showing how vintage kitchen utensils have been framed in plain contemporary style frames, setting them off, and turning them into art!

 I could literally step into any of the pages of the book and happily live a peaceful, subtle and calm life! I dare you to flick through this book, and not have the urge to paint your floorboards white! :)

Buy Pale and Interesting from Amazon

Images courtesy of Ryland Peters and Small