Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Review: Farrow&Ball Decorating With Colour


If you've followed my blog for a while, you've probably noticed by now that I really love interior design. One of my favourite things to look at is interior design books, just like this one from Farrow&Ball. Farrow&Ball Decorating With Colour (by Ross Byam Shaw)* has 192 pages of interior design inspiration, ranging from modern looks to more traditional ones. The book (hardback) costs £22.75 from Amazon so is a bit on the pricey side, but you definitely get value for money.

The basis of the book is that it explores interiors of real homes that have used Farrow&Ball wallpapers and paints, honing in on the way in which the rooms have been decorated with a use of colour. 


Flicking through this book, I really am inspired by the various interiors, I especially love the muted calm/easy going look of the above rooms with it's subtle use of colour. Looking through this book feels like exploring a tangible pinterest, because it's filled with gorgeous pictures. 





Alongside the pictures, you can read details about how each house was designed and personal stories behind why they were decorated that way. You can also read about the history of the designs as many of the houses are old but with modern twists. 


One of the things that really struck me in this book, is the lovely use of wallpaper in some of the interiors. I really love this (bumblebee?) wallpaper print and the bamboo one too. All in all, this book has a really great range of interiors to inspire you when designing or making little changes to your home. 

Hope you enjoyed this post! Tell me what you think in the comment section below. Have a great day lovelies!

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19 comments

  1. Love interior design myself. Looks like a really good book especially for those who are moving house!
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  2. What a cute little book! I love interior design and could look at pictures like these all day!

    Alexandra ♡
    efflorescentdream.co.uk

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    1. Yeah I love to flick through books like these :)

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  3. wow, so cute! im also obsessed with interior design, and books like this get me really inspired :)

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  4. That looks like an amazing book and I need to see if I can get it here. I'm still in the process of making our house a home so this book will be very handy.

    Reflection of Sanity

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  5. I absolutely love the 'bumblebee' type wallpaper, the colors are gorgeous. I also adore the bright colors of the room with the several different colored lamps, and the way everything is organised. Books like this are just so good to look through, I'll definitely be using them for inspiration when I eventually reach the time to move out. c:

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    1. That wallpaper was the thing that really jumped out to me. Yeah, I love inspiration things like this :)

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  6. I'm not one for interior design but this looks like a really great book! Lovely post! xx

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    1. oopse i meant to say that these are great ideas! i like the wallpaper as well!
      I have nominated you for the Autumn Tag, i hope you take a look and try it! looking forward to reading your answers :)

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    2. Haha no worries :) thanks for tagging me!

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  8. I love home decor books, and this one looks especially lovely!!

    xx amber// http://www.ambermagus.ca

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  9. I am obsessed with interior design!

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