A couple of weeks ago I interviewed the Homes Accessories Buying Manager of Selfridges. Now there’s a job I could enjoy! Geraldine James is also the author of one of my favourite books, Creative Walls, and this year brought out another title, Creative Display, both by CICO Books.
I got hold of a copy before the interview, and thought I’d share some of my favourite finds here.
The book is awesome, tapping into the concepts I hold most dear – that the personal touch is what makes a house a home, that you don’t have to spend a fortune to make a place look beautiful and that everyday objects should be as beautiful as they are functional and should be displayed for all to see.
As I was flicking through, I found myself drawn to a number of images that are best described as ‘pale and interesting’ (the title of another favourite book by Atlanta Bartlett) where a limited palette (mostly white) was combined with lots of texture to create an interesting yet very calm and grown up effect:
I also loved some of the shots that brought indoor styling to outside spaces:
Geraldine’s talent lies in grouping objects in such a way as to create a statement, a kind of collective art installation piece with bucketloads of character (perhaps I should add this lamp to my list of options for the study…):
Creative Display by Geraldine James is published by CICO Books at £19.99, hardback, or call 01256-302699 quoting GLR7DP to purchase a copy at the special price of £16.99 including free p&p.