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It felt like a blogger putting together a collage-montage of blogs. Can't call it a book. One get get furtherer and free of charge with touring the blogs such as "mad about the house" or Erin Gates blog.
As another reviewer has also mentioned, the lack of diversity in this book is noticeable. The author sounds like a lovely person and I think she does have good insights about what makes a home. However, while in her prose she celebrates difference and minimises the importance of money, the homes she chooses to feature are only the expensive abodes of white people. Even the house that’s in Morocco! I would love to see the author follow up with a volume that is more socioeconomically and culturally inclusive.
The book description says that fifteen homes from across the world will be covered, giving the impression that there will be a collection of different styles/cultures. Honestly though, while the photos were of good quality, if each home wasn't separated by title they could have easily been the same one. They all have the same pale shabby chic scandi/nordic aesthetic and the people pictured all appear to be from the same demographic you would expect of this style.
Nothing I could relate to so decided to return it and feel the book description should really reflect the lack of variation better.
This book is amazing. Especially the language used, it is well written and talks about how some people working in the design field have achieved to translate their values into the internal design of their house and make it authentic.