For ages I have ripped pages from magazines, safely tucking them away for when I need inspiration. Some years I am really organized and neatly store each page in a protective cover that is then secured in my big white binder. Other years the pages stack up…many still waiting to be filed.
Now, it is as if my friend Susanna Salk did all of the work for me. In her newest book, Be Your Own Decorator, Susanna features the work of 75 world renowned designers and pairs some of my favorite images with practical advice from the designers themselves. As Susanna says, “This is not a ‘how to’ design book but a ‘why not?’ book.” I especially love how the book is organized into chapters on balance, color, mixing, accessorizing, arrangements, rule-breaking, and whimsy. Be Your Own Decorator is NOW available to order…but Susanna is giving one copy of her book to an All the Best reader.
Simply leave a comment telling us which designer(s) inspire you and why. A winner will be selected April 1, 2012. Good Luck!
Design by Tori Mellot; Photo by Annie Schlechter
Top Image of Susanna Salk by John Gruen