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This week I have chosen another American interior designer I love, Mark Hampton.
This book covers the history behind his career and the journey his "style" has taken over the years. I can't remember the cost of this book but it is well worth the money and I would highly recommend it to all.
Width 24 cm
Height 31 cm
Tea Test - 7/10
This week I'm going out on a limb and introducing a new "stat" called the Tea Test. This, as you might have guessed, is a score out of 10 at how easy the book in question is to read whilst having a cup of tea - or cocktail, John of Merriman Park ;-) - though I cannot legislate for decorative paraphernalia - olives; umbrellas and the likes!
Back to the book. Several different types of project are covered by plenty of wonderful photographs. Each different to the last - there is a lot of inspiration in these pages! I love Mr Hampton's approach to interior design because it is both smart/formal and relaxed/casual. There are elements of all these in his rooms so that pricey artwork and antiques aside you would feel at ease in any situation. I think I am particularly drawn to them at the moment because I am trying to build an old French house but with a modern twist. Like those of Timothy Corrigan, Mark's interiors are liveable spaces and not museum pieces.
On a side line may I take this opportunity to say, "Fight the good fight, Ray!". As fully paid-up members of this wonderful Miniature Community we are all routing for you.
Thanks again guys for all your lovely comments, it's very kind of you to take the time. I try to reply to them but sometimes RL has a terrible habit of getting in the way and the moment has passed. But rest assured I love reading them and they are very much appreciated.
Enjoy the rest of the week.