Pssst: I’ve created a new category at the top of BNOTP called Library so if later you’re trying to remember the name of a book I featured from my decor library, you’ll be able to click on that category and find it there. I also dropped the rating scale because I realized that I’m only going to be sharing those books that I own and really like. So if I’m sharing it here, you know it’s one I love.
Recently, we toured Martha Stewart’s historic 1820 home, Turkey Hill, in Westport, Connecticut here on the blog. Never one to turn away from a challenge, Martha purchased another beautiful old home in Connecticut, a farmhouse, and she began an extensive restoration and renovation. Fortunately for us, she documented the whole thing in a book.
In the BNOTP Library: Martha Stewart’s New Old House: Restoration, Renovation, Decoration, Landscaping
Author: Martha Stewart
Published: Clarkson Potter; 1 edition (November 3, 1992)
Hardcover: 288 pages
Book size: 10.2 x 10.2 x 1.1 inches
3 Things I Like About This Book:
Lots of photos showing the daunting work that goes into restoring an older home, as well as pictures of the gorgeous furnishings and antiques Martha chose for her home
Great ideas and tips about her garden and landscaping in the last section of the book
Loved seeing photos of Martha when she was so young and just really getting going in her career.
Okay, I’m cheating and adding a 4th thing I like about this book. I like the short personal stories and tidbits Martha includes throughout. Those add so much to the book. Books written by designers about their own homes are some of my very favorites.
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