Tuesday, January 29

In The Library: Simply Contemporary.

I got two great new books this week, and the first I'd like to share with you is Simply Contemporary, Inspirations for the Modern Home, by Solvi Dos Santos. I'd never even heard of this book before finding it on Barnes & Noble. I'm not a huge fan of the big chain stores, and prefer to shop at independent book shops (but more on that when I tell you about the other book I found). I am, however, a member of the Barnes & Noble frequent buyer club (because, let's face it, I'm a book junkie) and not only do you get 20% off all books, they send you coupons all the time for an additional 20-40% off. So, when I got an online coupon this week, I went scouting for some cool design books, and that, my friends, is how I found this fantastic book Simply Contemporary.



Simply Contemporary has amazing photography of uniquely stylish rooms, contemporary, but with lots of warmth and a European, eclectic flair to them. In this book, lifestyle photographer Solvi Dos Santos shares her portfolio of 28 homes that reflect the personalities and the passions of the people who inhabit them. And, all of them have been designed without the help of huge, extravagant budgets, but instead utilizing the homeowners' existing belongings to create rooms that are constantly evolving with personal style and a love of family history. Just my kinda style! Here's a glimpse...













12 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous book! Thanks for sharing. Definitely one to add to the book list ...

Lori

Anna at D16 said...

Gosh, that looks like the nicest book ever!!

Anonymous said...

I love the last photo - I, too, have my music stand in front of my couch.

Carlene said...

Thanks so much for all those photos...they're gorgeous! And of course you love it, it really does look like just your style.

Actually, I wouldn't mind a book filled with photos of your apartment in all it's incarnations. Seriously, you should think about it...

j said...

wonderful book. really full of ideas.

evelyse said...

I love your blog..very soothing.

cherry said...

stunning. i've never loved so many pics from one book!

strawberryprincess1 said...

Thanks for sharing! I love design and decor books but always want to peek before I buy. I think I'll be heading over to B&N this weekend.

Marie said...

Beautiful book! thanks :))

ohpickles said...

ooh, thanks for sharing - this one looks terrific! definitely has more of a warm and cozy feeling than I usually associate with "contemporary" - in a good way!
have you seen the new-ish book - recycled home - by mark & sally bailey (of bailey's home and garden in england)? it seems like it might be up your alley!

Joanna Goddard said...

this book looks amazing! i'm going to order it right away. what inspiration....

maja said...

i'm so loving this book...glad it's my birthday on wednesday so i don't need the excuse to get it!