One of my favourite authors of interiors and soft furnishings is Katrin Cargill.
I find her books are so inspiring, and are the perfect blend of comfortable, stylish, liveable, contemporary, country feel interiors with a strong scandinavian influence - she is actually a Swiss-American.
I have four of her books, all with photography by James Merrell - any interiors book with his photography always attracts me.
Over the years I have bought three more books by her, these ones useful practical books with advice and instructions to make projects.
The Soft Furnishing Workbook
To me, making my home pretty and practical, reflecting my own tastes and style, in a way that can be continually added and improved upon is what its all about. Trying to have good quality neutral basics so that I can ring the changes with the seasons and reflect my latest inpirations is important to me. Mixing old and new without breaking the bank.
On the subject of interiors and interior design, check out Daryl's blog at Vermont Cottage for brilliant, insightful posts on interior design issues and decorating on a budget.
I also discovered today a brilliant new (to me anyway!) blog by Linda called Heartfire at Home also about interior design issues, with its main focus on how to make your home individual and work for you - it is a thought provoking and practical blog with loads of ideas and with lovely photos.
Later today the winner of my giveaway (the above cushion) will be picked, so this is your very last chance to enter the giveaway - any comment on the 4 March post will be included in the draw.
Check back soon to see who the winner is!!!