Thursday, May 29

In The Library: Bazaar Style.

I finally picked up my very own copy of Bazaar Style, a great design book by Selina Lake and Joanna Simmons, with the most inspiring photographs from Debi Trelor. I've been coveting this great book for a while now, and it doesn't disappoint. Bazaar Style is filled with gorgeous imagery of homes decorated with very individual style, combining retro and flea market finds in a charming and eclectic fashion. Holly at decor8 has a great interview she did back in January with stylist Selina Lake that you can read here, too!

The pages of Bazaar Style are filled with colorful, ethnic textiles and patterns which look like they were gathered from French marché au puces, or maybe a Moroccan flea market. Incidentally...I want that job! This book is certainly fueling my recent passion for a trip to the street markets of Mumbai, or Marrakesh...and, I think you'll find that too. Bazaar Style is a kind of armchair travel fantasy that will inspire you to liven things up around the old homestead, and bring in some international flair and cosmopolitan color. Here's a sneak peek.






16 comments:

Ashley L. said...

oh my goodness! this book is just too good to be true! oh dear, it looks as if a trip to the bookstore will be in my near future...

thank you for sharing! :)

decor8 said...

I agree, I think a vacation to some exotic location is in order Victoria.

I will be in Marrakesh mid November for a week, I've not been to Africa before so I think it will be a nice change of scenery for me. Okay who am I kidding, I'm jumping over the moon excited because I haven't had much exposure to life outside of America and Europe. And there is so much more!

After Marrakesh, I would like to see Istanbul, Australia, and Tokyo.

What are your top 4 travel spots - where would you like to go?

Holly

june*monkey said...

What a gorgeous book - thanks for posting about it.

design for mankind. said...

I just picked up this book, as well! How beautiful are the photos with flowy dresses as wall decor?

So beautiful.

AND, I also picked up the AT book-- congrats on your home feature! It's just spectacular! May I move in? :)

Fifi Flowers said...

I bought this as soon as it came out... it is such FUN to look through... each page is so full of wonderment and colour! Everything does go together... let your imagination go wild... and it's in this book!

Nathalie said...

Thanks Victoria for sharing this book ! it looks fab ..

katherine said...

wow--gorgeous! thanks for another great find, victoria, and congrats on the career change!

Janet said...

...the yellow dress as wall decor. Love, love, love it.

::{J}:: said...

I actually really like this style but I don't think it would work for me...plus our house is way to small to make it work!

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Doing my rounds here daily... Nice blog. God Bless!!!

JORDAN CAPPELLA said...

Love the book!

How is being a full time blogger treating you!

karina said...

Victoria, I am going to indulge myself with some decor books from amazon, what do you recommend adding to the one you featured here?

Liv said...

I don't know if I've ever commented before, but I really couldn't put it aside any longer-

I love perusing your site every week and seeing the amazing design ideas. This book is awesome!! I love the pink. Love it.

Thanks for all the effort you put into making this such an interesting place to stop by!!

sfgirlbybay said...

i'm so glad you all like the book - it's a good one! :)

now, let's see to your questions...

holly - i think my top travel destinations right now would be India, Paris, Madrid and a couple of long weeks on Martha's Vineyard - one of my favorite places in the world to relax...

jordan - it's still sinking in, but i am loving the full time blogging! :)

karina - some of my favorite design books that I go back to all the time are:

The Way We Live In The City

Simply Contemporary

Amy Butler's Found Style and her new one Midwest Modern

The Art of the American Snapshot is a fun book too!

I hope that helps!

this chicken said...

You are so right! I have this book too and it is such an inspiration! I can look over the beautiful images for hours and hours...

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

I so want this book! Just not sure how to get it in Marrakesh:-(