Sense of Style: Colour

I finally borrowed Shannon Fricke’s Sense of Style: Colour, 2006 from the library and enjoyed flipping through the pages over my chai tea Saturday evening.

I must say this is a great book, chock full of gorgeous eye candy and some very helpful guides about using colour; we all know how emotive colour is!

There was one particular shot that kinda inspired me to almost immediately up from the seat at 1am and get to work:

Scanned, via Shannon Fricke's Sense of Style: Colour

Scanned, via Shannon Fricke’s Sense of Style: Colour

Finally, an answer one of my “Hmm, what to do? Not quite right” conundrums in my study/home office area:

Inspired by Shannon Fricke's jugs, I line my built in with my jugs. I do like it.

Inspired by Shannon Fricke’s jugs, I line my built in with my jugs. I do like it.

Yes, I’d intended to paper over the mirrored back and paint the unit white, but we’re moving in a few months. But I do love the new look. I finally know what to do with my collected yellow and green jugs and ceramics!

Shannon Fricke also has a blog! You must skip over to have a look at before and after shots of her farmhouse “reno”. I really like reading about renovation from the viewpoint of “real” budgets… so this was very inspiring.

Oooh! I have just realised (whilst looking at Amazon: Shannon Fricke) that I do have the latest copy of Shannon’s book! My husband gave it to me for Christmas last year and it’s sitting in the “I absolutely have to get to these books” pile! Soon, promise!

Shannon Fricke's book in amongst all my other have-to-get-to books

Shannon Fricke’s book in amongst all my other have-to-get-to books

13 November 2009
15 November 2009



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    17 November 2009

    Your bookshelf looks quite nice!

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    17 November 2009

    thanks Cococozy!! great to hear from you :)Though not as atmospheric as the top pic!!!


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