Thursday, May 19, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Hello to y’all from Nashville! I have safely arrived and couldn’t be more excited to be here. Last night, I had the privilege of eating at Monell’s. It was freaking delicious. The chef decides what you eat—all you do is sit back with a glass of sweet tea and watch dish after dish of family-style Southern cooking emerge from the kitchen! My friends and I had fried chicken, roasted chicken, stuffing, fried pork chops, green beans, macaroni and cheese, biscuits with gravy, biscuits with peach preserves, banana bread pudding… and I’m probably even forgetting a thing or two.

Lest you think that this post is solely about my describing how I consumed a heart attack on a platter, let me get to the point. Over dinner, one friend lamented that she doesn’t know what to do about decorating her apartment. I feel like a lot of my friends also had this problem when we finished college—and given that it’s graduation season, I wanted to recommend two fantastic books that are great inspiration for home d├ęcor, especially for that first “grown-up” home.

Domino

{Domino: The Book of Decorating $20.51}

Details

{Details: A Stylist's Secrets to Creating Inspired Interiors $26.40}

Both of these beautiful hardcovers are authored by former Domino magazine editors, and they are packed to the brim with gorgeous images and inspiration. As someone who felt emotionally devastated by the news that Domino was folding in 2008, these two books are a great way to fill that void. (I know that this sounds melodramatic of me, but seriously… if you read Domino magazine, you know what I am talking about). My husband teases me by saying that I still read “picture books,” but hey—when the pictures are that amazing, who cares if there’s scintillating copy! (And, for the record, there is. Double win).

Images courtesy of www.amazon.com

2 comments:

  1. I have both in my library and lemme tell ya...I always find new inspiration even tho I've read em about a hundred times...Great choices!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  2. @Julie: Thanks! I totally agree; both books are endless fountains of inspiration!

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