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!
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'.