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On My Bookshelf: "Charlotte Moss Decorates"

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I have long admired Charlotte Moss for her impeccable taste as well as her ability to make a room breathtakingly beautiful yet functional. I loved flipping through her latest book, "Charlotte Moss Decorates," as she takes us through her creative process. She includes her collages and inspiration sketches, and also uses the book to tackle design challenges ranging from optimizing a small space to a poorly lit room. Featuring flowers and fragrances to use as finishing touches, Charlotte lets no question go unanswered.

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One of my favorite Charlotte Moss mantras is "Trust your instincts. Trust your eye. Trust yourself." She adds clever Why Not" pages to the book, where she suggests ways to unconventionally accent a room (such as displaying a favorite photograph on an easel -- so smart!). With your own natural creativity, you can make a beautiful room. And if you hit any speed bumps, you can always turn to Moss.

One of my favorite Charlotte Moss mantras is "Trust your instincts. Trust your eye. Trust yourself." She adds clever Why Not" pages to the book, where she suggests ways to unconventionally accent a room (such as displaying a favorite photograph on an easel -- so smart!). With your own natural creativity, you can make a beautiful room. And if you hit any speed bumps, you can always turn to Moss.

(Available at Rizzoli.)

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Comments (4)

  • Kevin...
    ....thanks for that. Hope you like the next one too, A VISUAL LIFE....Nov 1!
    Char

  • Hi Kevin,
    Charlotte Moss is a great interior decorator and designer, I admire her work.. I have one of her books, I would love to order this book, and preorder her new book coming out in Oct.
    Have a wonderful weekend regards to Martha and Alexis.

  • I love Charlotte's books. I collect them. They are outstanding.

  • Charlotte's books --all time favorite of mine :)

    good to know that you also love those :)

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