What better start to the day than propped up in bed, a pot of coffee, the sun streaming through the window and a new book?
The Joy of Home by Naomi Cleaver
I was invited to hear Naomi talk at the Design Museum on Monday night by Heather Jenkinson (Interior Designer and fellow blogger – do go and have a look at her blog btw) and we had a lovely evening. Thanks for that Heather :-)
Naomi is a very comfortable speaker and she has a no-nonsense approach to interior design and quotes Norman Potter (1923-95) “Every human being is a designer”. She wants to dispel the myth that interior design is about choosing wallpaper and paint colours and explains the basics of designing a home that fits in with the way we live and enhances our quality of life.
I’ve been itching to get into the book ever since! I do love a good design book.
The book expands on this and is a mixture of practical advice and inspiration. From how to evaluate your needs, learn to think creatively, plan for the way you want to live, and then, how to turn your ideas into reality.
Of course, it has its share of pretty, inspirational pictures too.
And in Naomi’s own words
“To design a home is to design happiness, to create for ourselves a little piece of joy.”
I’ll second that.