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Kirstie's Homemade Home
Kirstie's Homemade Home
by Kirstie Allsopp
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 20.00

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Could do better, 2 Jan 2011
This is worth 8 but it would have been a rip-off at the original price. Kirsty has loads of enthusiasm and some goods ideas, but over ond over again you feel you're reading a book written by a rich woman with time and money to browse antique markets to 'get things right'. There are some anomalies: she says she hates cushions on beds, but they're piled high in the photos; she tries to recycle wherever possible but ripped out two brand new bathrooms when she moved into her Devon cottage because she wanted a different style. However, I like that spirit of the book: putting in home-made touches in every room and going for an eclectic, 'cosy' look that reflects your personality. One other thing: Kirsty uses the phrases 'an arm and a leg','for a song', and 'my other half' rather a lot.


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