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Really excellent book - lots of ideas
on 11 June 2017
I am three quarters of the way through reading this and think it is excellent. As mentioned by other reviewers a lot of the properties are hotels. She seems to have plenty and I would love to stay in them. Kit Kemp's style is what I would describe as comfortable and homely, therefore the images she chooses are easily translatable to a family home. She blends all types of furniture and fabrics together for what I think is a lovely style, it's underlying theme is essentially traditional but there are plenty of interesting or surprising touches and lots of use of modern pieces, art and fabrics alongside antiques, ethnic patterns and quirky ornaments. She is clearly very talented as I found that nothing jars and I adore her use of colour - which happens to be right up my street. She is particularly interested in fabrics and adopts some innovative ways of using them. Somehow she blends pattern and colour to just the right extent. It is not too matched or overdone and the rooms are welcoming and cheerful. Her commentary is helpful, explaining what she has done to achieve a particular look. I have gleaned loads of ideas for a barn conversion I am about to furnish so I am very glad I bought this book. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone interested in interiors unless you are a minimalist or like bling, in which case it is not your style (but I think you can see this from the cover).