- Hardcover: 265 pages
- Publisher: Murdoch Books; Reprint edition (July 17, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 174196556X
- ISBN-13: 978-1741965568
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.2 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 39 customer reviews
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Etcetera: Creating beautiful interiors with the things you love Hardcover – August 1, 2012
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This is a book that I would not have bought if I had picked it up and flipped through it at a book store. The description on Amazon led me to believe it was a decorating book of a style I like-I mean look at that pretty picture on the cover! But alas, it wasn't. It was mainly diary entries of things and places the author liked. There were also a lot of pictures, but most of those were just artistic pictures of things the author liked (think silverware, rocks, and old letters). That's OK, but not what I thought the book was about. I know some people will love how unique this book is, other people however will not find the decorating ideas all that practical.
She did have some pretty color combinations, I will rip those pages out before I recycle the book (easily done because it was made out of cardboard and thick card stock).
If you were interested in the decorating part, I can quickly sum it up for you right now:
-Gather together lots of stuff that you like.
-Next, paint sections of your walls with colors that you like (as if you were you are trying to decide on a new paint color for your walls) then just leave it unfinished.
-Now find some wallpaper you like (preferably vintage) and thumb tack it haphazardly to the wall -no need to line anything up, this is artsy.
-Now find some prints (from your global adventures or a second hand store) and tape those babies to the wall with some washi tape, or if you don't have any try masking tape, and if you are out of that, hopefully you are using the color combination with silver in because then you can use duct tape!
-"Amass" a collection of little things that you like, then load them prettily onto a shelf.
-Get lots of area rugs. I guess you don't have to like them all, because you will be layering them, and will only have to look at the top rugs. This will feel very cushy underfoot. According to the pictures, there is no need to worry about smoothing out the humps, folds, or curling-edge-tripping-hazzards of the rugs either.