One of the reasons why I haven’t been blogging is because I’ve been lost in the pages of these books:
Home by The Novogratz
I first found out about the Novogratz family through my BFF Lounell. He texted me last year to buy ‘Downtown Chic’ by Robert and Cortney Novogratz because according to him, this cool family reminded him of “The Eppersons”. Naman! So I did. Haha!
In their second book ‘Home by the Novagratz’, the design duo Robert and Cortney Novogratz give us an inside look at some of their favorite projects to show us how to achieve their signature “vintage modern” style. They effortlessly mix contemporary furniture with thrift-store finds, and learn all sorts of tricks for creating a stylish home no matter what the obstacles: seven children, small spaces, or a tiny budget. From toddler-friendly bedroom for triplets to a beach retreat for two twenty-somethings, from a New Jersey basement to a Palm Beach cabana.
Meet the coolest family in the interior design world, the Novogratz!
Things that Matter by Nate Berkus
Finally, Nate Berkus’ book is out! Thanks to National book Store, I got a copy before it sold out.
I believe your home should tell the story of who you are. What you love most collected and assembled in one space. All your objects, finds, hand-me-downs . . . spelling out who you are to the world. Fact is, there isn’t a single item in my own home that doesn’t have a story behind it. This book celebrates the philosophy that things do matter. They have to. They’re what we live with and touch every single day. They welcome us home at night and greet us each morning on our bedside table. They represent where we’ve been, who we’ve loved, and where we hope to go. They make us happy, and I can’t think of a more beautiful way to live than that . . . —Nate
Living in a limited space such as our condo, my family and I have learned how to keep the things we love, throw unnecessary clutter and collect memories instead of things… well, except for my limited edition water collection, books, animal décor, and plato-platuhan. Hey, I’m only human! Haha!
Cupcakes and Cashmere by Emily Schuman
I’m one of Cupcakes and Cashmere’s lurkers. Author/blogger Emily Schuman inspires me to no end with her simple passion to share tips and her style to her legion of readers on the net.
Her blog documents the things that inspire her, which she’s since turned into a book of the same name.
Xandra Ramos of National Book Store gifted me this book, but I also bought two more copies to give to my sister and KC.
It’s a must-read for women.
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