Thursday, October 14, 2010

Living With Textures

I don't know how it could be possible, but when the season changes, I spend even more time than ever looking over my design books.

 One of my favorites is Dwellings--Living With Great Style, by Sills and Huniford. Not new, but you may not have encountered it yet.

Coming across it again, I realize how much it has influenced my style. But no matter what your style may be, Sills and Huniford help you refine it, and embrace what you love in your decor with confidence.

Unlike a lot of books there is practical and thoughtful advice on how to achieve what you want for your living spaces. "Personal quirks give a room its human qualities," begins one chapter.

The following photos are from my home, and draw attention to the textures that are attracting me now that we are spending more time inside.

 I'm crazy over this vintage textured paper lamp shade I recently found in white tones.

 Damask Tablecloth.

 Thanks for stopping by! Ciao! for now!


I'm linking to Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Vignette Fridays at Color Outside the Lines
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage 


  1. I love texture! I always enjoy seeing how you put together your vignettes. The elements of design texture, line, shape, color, etc. You always have all of it to keep my eye happy! Very pretty and interesting to look at again.

  2. Your textures and pics are stunning. Love them. Sounds like a neat book. One I may have to find. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

  3. Hi Jacqueline... Your textures are always amazing! Awesome photos! That lampshade is amazing... so intricate! Your embossed leather table top is like new, I have one hidden under tableclothes :-))
    Beautiful post, as ALWAYS!

  4. All caught up with what I missed now! As always, your photos and attention to detail are breathtaking......and soothing to my soul. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the little brown and white dogs that you have in pictures on your sidebar.

    I'll be back to do some "looking" around. I saw several books on a post way back there that I want to look for on Amazon!

  5. Jacqueline, I don't know this book so thank you for the recommendation. I'm going to order myself a copy.
    For me, texture is important. I like to use it to enhance the interest of things around the house. It's fun to see all the textures around your home that you captured through your lens. ~ Sarah

  6. You have a wonderful eye for detail and beautiful collections. I always look forward to seeing what lovely things you're going to share.

  7. Love all your dreamy textures & fabics~ that lampshade is TDF!

  8. Those are such pretty textures and it's always nice to see such a thoughtful post. Jane F

  9. like the rest of the girls, I love the textures and photos you shared in here.. they look all so real instead.. thanks for sharing.

  10. All so rich with textures! Lovely photos :)


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  11. I admire how you pay so much loving attention to detail!!

  12. Where oh where did you find that most gorgeous textured lampshade? I'm gaga over it!

  13. I can spend hours here looking at what you have... your home is delicious.... have a happy weekend!


  14. Everything you put together is so beautiful....Kathy

  15. I love how you scattered different textures through out your home!! It is so pretty!

  16. Gorgeous photos- your texture pics are great! I love your beautiful lampshade & all very pretty elements you have shown. Haven't heard of that book, but I will have to check it out! Thank you for joining Feathered Nest Friday and sharing this! :)

  17. This looks like a wonderful book, I need to hunt it down. and I really love the coverlet. So glad you linked up today, I always love to visit with you!!


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