I believe I have every book Mary Carol Garrity has ever written. I was thinking today, I wish she would do one on Halloween decorating. Mary Carol, I hope you see this!
In the BNOTP Library: Decorating Secrets
Author: Mary Carol Garrity
3 Things I Like About This Book:
- In this book, Mary Carol is taking us under her wing and sharing the decorating secrets she’s learned from years and years of designing beautiful rooms for the lucky customers who live close enough to visit her store, Nell Hill’s in Atchison, Kansas. One of these days, I’m taking a road trip and heading that way. Ummm, maybe this spring, although I love, love, love all the looks she creates for winter, especially her cozy beds. I digress, I’m supposed to be telling you why I love this book! 🙂 Remember this door that I’ve shared here at BNOTP? This book starts off with this picture of Mary Carol’s front door at her previous home (she moved recently) under the chapter “First Impressions” and the book just gets better and better. If you’re looking for some new and inspiring ideas for your front door, you’ll find them here.
- Other chapters in this book are: The Nell Hill’s Approach, A Place to Relax, A Gracious Setting, The Garden Room, Refuge and Retreat and Unlocking the Secrets. It’s dangerous for me to create a Mary Carol Garrity book review post because all I want to do now is forget any plans I had today and go curl up in a comfy chair with this delicious book.
- Photography is wonderful and feels real. I’m a big fan of books where the rooms look real with soft shadows and a cozy feel, not that slick, cold, no-one-actually-lives-here, magazine look. This book is a wonderful read for fall and winter, a time when we could all use a good dose of cozy. The chapter titled “Gracious Setting” is a delight for those of us who love a beautifully set table. If you love cozy rooms, antiques, and traditional decor that feels fresh and inviting, you’ll love this book!
You can read more about this book and preview it where I normally buy my books here: Decorating Secrets by Mary Carol Garrity
You’ll find previous reviews I’ve shared for other wonderful books by Mary Carol Garity here: Books by Mary Carol Garrity
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You’ll find previously featured books from the BNTOP library here: In The BNOTP Library or just click on the collage below.