In this handsome and accessible guide, a popular decorating expert offers tips and ideas for re-creating her classic, relaxed style in the reader's own home. This description may be from another edition of this product.
We are enthusiastic fans of anything from Nell Hill's and that includes the books. I have several and have given several away as gifts. Happy to know this is a source. Thank you for the quick delivery in time for a birthday.
Romantic decorating style
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 16 years ago
This modern romantic "style" book is wonderfully photographed. People familiar with Carol Garrity sometimes call this style: the NELL HILL STYLE. By the way, NELL HILL was Carol's grandmother (Carol's inspiration) . This book is not an HOW TO Book but mostly an idea book and it shows how to decorate in a "romantic ,though modern, way". This romantic-style of decorating may not be for everybody, especially those that prefer a more "MASCULINE TOUCH". But for me....I just love it! The photos are enchanting. There are some nice written tips on how to decorate, though this is more or less a visual decorating book.
move over Martha Stewart--Ms. Garrity is *the* diva of decor!
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 18 years ago
I am fortunate enough to live within driving distance of Mary Garrity's stores in Atchison, KS. Visiting Nell Hill is an amazing experience. Atchison is a little town out in the middle of nowhere, but on the weekends, chartered buses arrive...the store opens at 9 on Saturday and by 10 it's packed. And the chic & cheerful Mary C. Garrity is always on the floor, greeting customers by name, personally carrying garden statuary out to their station wagons... Her personal skills are amazing, but what is truly inspiring is her flair for display--a flair that is highlighted in this book. For enthusiasts of traditional, Paris Apt, shabby chic, English country, or any pretty decor, "decorating secrets" is a visual feast. I esp. love how it doesn't rely on priceless pieces of furniture and objets, but rather in a skillful mix of accessible elements to create a beautiful home. Bravo Mary!
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 19 years ago
Mary Carol Garrity has writen a book that deserves a place in every 'home decorator's' library! It's easy reading and pictures a lay person can relate to~inspiring is an understatement!!
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