In The BNOTP Library: A Passion For Detail

Charlotte Moss is one of my favorite designers because she puts so much passion into everything she does, including those seemingly small details that give a room life and personality. I’ve never bought a Charlotte Moss book, I didn’t love or come away with a new idea.

This book has a bit of a scrapbook feel to me because the pictures throughout are all different sizes, some large, some medium size, some small.

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In the BNOTP Library: A Passion for Detail
Author: Charlotte Moss
Hardcover: 192 pages
Book Size: 10.1 x 9.3 x 0.7

A Passion For Detail by Charlotte Moss

 

3 Things I Like About This Book:

  • This book totally lives up to its title. It’s all about those small details that give a room its personality and make it feel warm and inviting.
  • Some of the photos throughout the book are of vignettes, others are snippets of rooms like a lovely sitting area or a bed, a china cabinet, a group of pictures on a wall, a beautifully decorated mantel or a whole section of a room. You learn so much about creating beautiful spaces just from the pictures in this book. Some would be easy to duplicate in our own homes. In her writing, Charlotte points out features you might otherwise miss.
  • I loved the peek into some of the spaces of well-known figures like Thomas Jefferson, Fred Astaire, Winston Churchill, etc.. Some are done via pretty illustrations.

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Comments

  1. Susan, I picked up the two books you recommended, Through the French Door and Linens For Every Room and Every Occasion.
    They are just beautiful and on page 23 of Through the French Door, there is a tole table to suit your chandelier in your office. Did you see it?
    Meg

    • Hey Megan, I don’t have that one yet, the one I have by her is Carolyn Westbrook Home. I want to order it and her book, A Romance With French Living. Okay, I’m off to check Amazon now! 🙂

  2. Sounds very interesting…I’m going to have a peek at more. This is a dangerous obsession you have gotten me into!

    Jane xx

  3. This looks like my kind of book! I’m going to order it!

  4. pam ~ crumpety cottage says

    Susan, this looks like a great book. The details make such a difference, don’t they?

    I want to ask you something and I hate to mess up this conversation, but I don’t know where else to put it. And the ONLY reason I am asking you is because you seem to have an uncanny knack for finding or knowing about things I’ve never heard of.

    I really want to be able to hang some decorative items like wreaths and other things on the exterior of my doors. Some of my doors have windows in them, like French windows and others are solid faces (but may be hollow inside, like the pedestrian door into my garage.) My husband doesn’t like the idea of permanently ‘damaging’ the door with screws in the wood between the French window panes or even in a solid facing door. I have tried those command strips and though I have stayed within the weight limits, they have never worked for me (AND, don’t believe it when they tell you they won’t damage your wall, one took off not only the paint, but a thin layer of the drywall underneath!!) so I’m at a loss. I don’t like those ‘over the door’ wreath hangers because they always seem too short and never fall at the proper place on the door. Plus, if you have a snug fitting door they can make a groove in the wood framing. There has got to be something for people like us who love to hang things but don’t want to cause damage. If not, we need to invent it!! Haha.

    So if you have come across anything in your travels that would be capable of holding up things without causing damage, I’d sure appreciate it if you’d share. 🙂 ~ Thanks.

    Oh … ! I just remembered what you did with your Christmas wreaths! That might work. Maybe I could use something like fishing line or some other sturdy ‘invisible’ wire and tack it in to the top of the door! Hee. Okay, I’m going to post this anyway in case you or anybody else has any suggestions! Thanks.

  5. Pam, I have a few of those over the door hangers too and some can be a pain. I noticed a couple of mine are shorter and one is a lot longer, so those do come in different lengths. Do you think one of the magnetic wreath hangers would work…I think they work great on glass doors. http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=magnetic+door+wreath+hanger&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=56103341800&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=15069260718049431675&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_4o3iy32v3s_b
    Also, if you have a Michaels near you, I remember seeing several different wreath hanging things when I was in there once, including the magnetic ones. Walmart has those, too. If that won’t work, check on Amazon or in Walmart…places like that for a longer over the door hanger…sound like you need a really thin one. This one has an adjustable length: http://www.amazon.com/Adams-Christmas-9220-99-1740-Adjustable-Wreath/dp/B004Y6NYM2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=8-1&keywords=thin+over+door+wreath+hanger
    Then there’s the sneaky fishing line trick. 🙂

  6. pam ~ crumpety cottage says

    Haha, I knew you’d have some suggestions. 😀 Thanks, I’ve never even heard of these magnet ones and that would be great except it has to be on single paned glass and mine is double pane. Still, a good idea and one I’ll keep in mind for the future. I have never seen an adjustable wreath hanger before, so this might just be the ticket. Thanks again, Susan.

  7. DOn’t have this one yet. I am waiting on Verandas new book to ship but I am going to order this one asap.

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