Saturday, September 27, 2008

Magnolia Pearl Style

Wow - I'm so excited! My favorite designer, Robin Brown of Magnolia Pearl fame, came out with her first book - and it's a beauty! I have been carrying this book with me back and forth to work all of last week so I can look at the gorgeous interiors whenever I get a chance. If you are a fan of lush Victorian style interiors with a funky psychedelic edge, this book is for you! I love Robin's description of her unique style - What you would get "if Queen Victoria had partied with Janis Joplin and Alice in Wonderland ..." Fun!

I have been gleaning bits of decorating advice from my new favorite book and one thing Robin recommends is buying or salvaging objects that really speak to you with their beauty. I found just such an object recently at Gothic Rose Antiques. A gorgeous pier mirror with a lovely plume design at the top. My sister Barb is bringing it down from the wilds of Northern CA this weekend and I will see it in person tomorrow!
Another great idea from Robin's book is to take clippings of vines and drape them around your rooms. My husband trimmed back the old elm tree today, so I brought some branches inside and put them over the curtain rod in the living room and voila! Instant nature indoors!

So if Bohemian Luxe, Victorian Hippy is your style, run, don't walk to your nearest bookstore and get Robin's book (or just click over to amazon.com like I did : - ) you will not be disappointed!!

10 comments:

Christie said...

I love that picture and that possum!

cconz said...

i just got my book too, i've been carrying it with me for a week. i can't put it down. i'm putting carpets up on my walls and tin ceiling up. i can't soak up enough of her book. i also find gothic rose full of gorgous things, i have'nt bought anything yet.the only thing stopping me is money.Lucky you the mirror is fab.

Moon said...

Im so in love with that concept..bohem luxe.
Joy!
I gotta get my hands on that book!

Ulla said...

Truly you have taken Magnolia's ideas to another relm! Your gothic touch is wonderful!!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I just picked up this book during show week and can't wait to dig in and read it.

Tricia Samsal said...

I have been a fan of Magnolia Pearl for a while now. I love it,too. I really want to get that book,too. I LOVE your mosaic pathway, also! :)
vintagebliss, Tricia

Designs by CK said...

Wishing you a magickal & Happy Halloween!!! :-)

SpOOky CK

carlene federer said...

All your photos and ideas gorgeous as usual! The book added to my Amazon wish list!

LADY LAVONA said...

Oh yes! I'm all about the Bohemian Lux! I'm going to get this for sure!

suzeeez said...

I love the look of the branches over the window. Sue