Making Waves in the UK!

We're excited to share that The Natural Eclectic has already had a ripple effect across the ocean in the UK--how delightful!  Fellow author and editor of 91 Magazine, Caroline Rowland, published a beautifully photographed, thoughtfully written blog expressing her impressions of my book on her site 91magazine.co.uk.* I loved that she included my own images of my name-sake flower, my boutique, and dreamy vignettes from my bedroom.

Rowland's insightful review of The Natural Eclectic may well be informed by her own experience garnered writing The Shopkeepers Home (2015), where she gives a sneak peek into both the stores and the homes of more than 30 of the most stylish independent lifestyle retailers in the world. As a shopkeeper myself I love this premise! Here's hoping there's a volume two ; )

*91 Magazine is an online independent lifestyle publication that provides affordable shopping, making and styling inspiration to designers, makers and creative entrepreneurs.

Please read on. Thank you Caroline!

91 is reading... The Natural Eclectic

If you read my recent post about my top styling props, then you'll know that I love plants, flowers and vintage finds to feature heavily in my home and my images. So when I received a copy of Heather Ross's new book The Natural Eclectic, I felt an immediate affinity with it. It is described as 'A lusciously illustrated guide for nature-lovers, designers, and flea-market foragers', and in Heather's own words it is 'a philosophy rather than a style'.

From the west coast of the US, Heather has also spent time living in Paris, where she developed her knowledge of European flea markets. This love for vintage finds coupled with years of foraging found objects on shorelines and in hedgerows is what inspires Heather's aesthetic, which feels beautifully authentic and effortlessly timeless.

The stunning photography is a mix of visual inspiration from nature - patterns, shapes, colours and textures - mixed with interiors and vignettes demonstrating how exactly  to put together your foraged and flea finds. 

It has a very different format and feel to it than most interior decor books, in a good way. It feels fresh and unique and almost as if Heather has just poured all her years of inspiration and experience onto the pages without restraint. Plus, for those of us on a budget, what better way to decorate your space than with found (and free!) objects and those vintage pieces which you bargained a great deal on!

The Natural Eclectic will be published in the UK in May 2016, but you can pre order it on Amazon already

While we are on the subject of vintage finds, don't forget to join in on our Instagram hashtag #91magazine_flea finds. Share your images of your favourite vintage treasures, and you may find your pic featured in our Spring / Summer issue! Follow 91 Magazine on Instagram.

 

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Cindy Yu says:

I absolutely love your book. I’m constantly picking it up for inspiration – whether it’s for styling or for a color palette while I’m painting. I feel like it’s going to be one of those timeless books that will never go out of style. Plus, the cover really goes well with my decor!! ;-)

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