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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Romantic Prairie Style

There are some lovely decor books out right now. I recently purchased Romantic Prairie Style by Fifi O'Neill and as one of the most beautiful books I have ever read, it's set to be a personal favourite for me.

French-born O'Neill has lived on the prairies of both Manitoba and Illinois and her book reflects that way of life. Her book epitomises the style I love.

I'm in love with this white and turquoise palette and the use of vintage windows.

The loveliness has inspired me to set a new goal. With the studio and shop now finished and that photo-shoot behind me, we are planning to get our neglected house into ship-shape too.

The goal is to have our home ready for photography by the end of this year. Deadlines work very well for me.


Who would ever want to stay in a hotel with a bathroom this pretty at home?

Decorating shouldn't end indoors. My husband has agreed to paint our verandah white too. Love!

With books being quite expensive in Australia (why is that?) I have recently discovered UK-based Book Depository (thanks Julie) who will ship books anywhere in the world for FREE! Expect to save around 50% on local new book prices with an extra 10% off prices until the end of May. I need to go book shopping.

You can purchase Romantic Prairie Style here.
Have you found any new favourites lately?

Photography in book by Mark Lohman.

8 comments:

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh wow, that looks amazingly beautiful & lovely, total inspiration for doing a renovation. I think what you meant to say was "who would ever want to leave a hotel with a bath that pretty??" & the answer is me, i long for a beautiful bath. Love Posie

Thea said...

No, I meant who would ever want to stay in a hotel if you had a bathroom this pretty at home. Will adjust that now. x

Bayside Rose said...

I can see your verandahs looking like that Thea- all dreamy and white.

I have this book too and I love it. So inspirational.

Pam x

Michelle said...

What a beautiful looking book, but you had me at Prairie, and entranced at Manitoba! We lived on the Prairies in Manitoba for a year while my husband was in Air Force, and in fact my 2nd was born there and so also proudly owns a Canadian passport. I fear today will now be spent on a trip down memory lane instead of a new post on my blog! xx

mondo cherry said...

I recently bought this book from book depository too and am using it to try to convince my husband to paint all our floors white! Looking forward to seeing photos of your house at the end of the year!
Clare x

Claudia Lane said...

The book looks really good Thea...what a great and excitig project you have ahead of you!
Look forward to seeing lots of photos :))

gaby@stilelemente said...

Dreamy! One of the styles I like too but I think you would have to have the sort of house that fits that style. A beautiful Queenslander would be great to style this way. Have fun with getting your home the way you want it.

Kim said...

I just ordered Romantic Prairie style and am excited. I hope I love it as much as you do

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