Who doesn't love Mary Engelbreit's art work? This is a beautiful collection of decorated homes and how-tos. Includes many quotes, poems and a lot of Englebreit's art.
This book is great just to look at not to mention all the great decorating ideas. I like the way she divided the book into rooms, giving specific ideas for each one. Even though I may not duplicate hers exactly, it gave me a springboard for my own deocrating. I also liked the accessories and details included for each room. A beautiful book!
MARY ENGELBREIT'S HOME COMPANION is a delightful book filled with her charming illustrations and beautifully decorated rooms.
If you're a fan of ME than you'll really enjoy this book. The photographs are good and the book is chock full of uniquely decorated rooms. I honestly have to say that almost every room has something in it that I would like to incorporate into my own home.
There are fifteen chapters and at the end of each a "project" is presented with instructions called "Watch ME Make It." Some of these are: A Tea Towel Pillow, Hand-Painted Picture Frame, and Birdhouse Bookends. Most of the projects seem to be fairly simple to do. To be honest, I don't usually do projects, but I'm very tempted to try to make several of these.
I loved looking at how "various collections" are incorporated into the styles of the different rooms. I'm a bit of a collector myself, and it was a treat for me to notice that some items that I have from my own collections are featured in the pictures.
It may sound odd to say this about a book on decorating, but I found HOME COMPANION to be very uplifting and a joy to read. I think I could live in this book!