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Charlotte Moss Decorates: The Art of Creating Elegant and Inspired Rooms Hardcover – March 22, 2011
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"Charlotte Moss Decorates is an entertaining and insightful read. Packed with more than 200 photographs of sublime interiors, coordinating scrapbooks for each space, as well as an abundant offering of Ms. Moss’ “Why Not?” decorating maxims, it’s impossible not to feel uplifted and inspired after finishing the book. It’s a resource to turn to again and again. We hope you enjoy this interview as much as we did our time talking with Ms. Moss, who exudes great warmth, humor and Southern charm." ~HGTV.COM
"We were lucky enough to snag a review copy and can assure you it is worth the purchase. In the book we are treated to gorgeous photographs of the amazingly layered, perfectly British stylings of this accomplished decorator who has continued to shape the World's interior one room at a time... Moss creates atmosphere, charm, and character like no one else." ~LoftLife Magazine
“Brace yourself. The queen of ‘why not’ approach to decorating spills her trade secrets and methodology… a fan before. An avid fan after reading this.” ~Life in a Venti Cup
"Told through over 200 photographs, scrapbooks and collages for each room, and a whole lot of "Why Not?" decorating suggestions, the book is a terrific decorating resource - one you'll want to turn to again and again. Even if you're not a big fan of her style, the decorating process she and writer Mitchell Owens describe can help anyone come up with an inspired decorating plan." ~About.com
"Rizzoli presents Charlotte Moss Decorates: The Art of Elegant and Inspired Rooms, by one of the world's most celebrated designers. In this book, Moss reveals the secrets of her 'couture living' philosophy, breaking down her creative process by sharing notes, sketches, and storyboards from some of her signature projects." ~Lonny Mag
"It'a about... saavy at its best, coming in the dynamic form of Ms. Charlotte Moss and her latest book." ~decoratorsinsider.com
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She shares the storyboard collages of beautiful images which she used to design particular rooms. Looking at these images you see the mood or atmosphere she aspired to create. Then you see how these images take form in a room.
The book includes 11 rooms she designed along with the design "why not" maxims she employed for the featured room which make them so deeply original and intriguing. Some favorite maxims of hers I loved were why not:
* slipcover a bergere (chair) to reveal its beautiful frame rather than conceal it?
* use (ladies) fans as decorative objects?
* hang landscape paintings in a small room to trick the eye into seeing views beyond?
* enliven a color scheme with a brilliant accent, such as chartreuse, orchid or Granny Smith apple green?
* use little chairs to hold books & pictures--at least until visitors arrive?
* bring a planter indoors & change its contents seasonally--boxwood in winter, tulips in spring, daisies in summer and dahlias in autumn?
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I have to say, too, that I don't understand the reviewers who said the book was uninspired, etc. After reading a couple of reviews that recommended The Winter House over Charlotte Moss Decorates, I bought both books, and found The Winter House to be not nearly as captivating.
I would NOT recommend this book for the traditional home decorator, my advice would be to buy a 2 year subscription for Veranda or Traditional Home magazine which are a lot more inspiring, with beautiful pictures and well written articles.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not her best book ever. Plenty of great photos although it just seems like her style is changing. A bit disappointed.Published on June 2, 2014 by michelle tribl
Love this book! Charlotte Moss decorates beautifully, & each page is a sensory delight. She also writes so well, that her quotes are lovely & memorable.Published on November 4, 2013 by mbpmds
Put together well with good visuals and explanations. Enjoyed trying different thought and "why not's?", which take you out of standard show room boundaries.Published on October 21, 2013 by JJ
Good book to have if you like decorating , this book give you little ideas to use in you ovn homePublished on May 29, 2013 by Iwona Jaskowiak
My wife saw it online and I ordered it for her. She is very happy and reads it to get creative ideas for her decorating.Published on May 19, 2013 by Dave E
Charlotte Moss has a great name and great style. She collates American and European style together, beautifully and has fresh ideas!Published on April 8, 2013 by Mary Jane Edwards