We're enjoying our review copy of the new Elle Decor coffee table book titled Style and Substance. Filled with photos from the magazines 20 years of archives, it creates a bit of time capsule - a portrait of home style in the 1990s & 2000s. The book is organized by room, a format that works well, especially if you...
... are seeking inspiration for a design challenge in a specific room.
At the moment, a box of framed photos that we've been wanting to hang in the bedroom are residing in our storage closet in the basement, while we wait for inspiration to strike. I love the treatment done in the first photo above - a no holes barred, intensely packed wall of frames may just be the way to go....now I just need the soaring ceilings to go along with the frames!
Collection display solutions shown above, left to right:
1. Paul Donaher's bedroom with an entire wall of British royal portraits; decorated with Nannette Brown. Photographed by Laura Resen.
2. A custom made open cabinet in an all white kitchen makes the large collection of china a focal point in decorator Kristiina Ratia's home. Photographed by Pieter Estersohn.
3. A weekend house bathroom completely lined with shallow shelving; designed by Kerry Joyce, wall color by Donald Kaufman. Photographed by Dominique Vorillon.
More info: Style and Substance: The Best of Elle Decor
(Images: Laura Resen, Pieter Estersohn, Dominique Vorillon/ Style and Substance: The Best of Elle Decor )