Don’t you want to just dive right in to this picture? It is from the beautiful new book In Detail by Hans Blomquist. I really am super excited that I was invited to be a part of Hans’ blog book tour, I find his work so inspirational and it was tough to keep this image to myself for so long!In Detail illustrates the elements that Hans considers fundamental in building the layers of beautiful living and work spaces, explaining in depth how he puts together a scheme. I am especially in awe of his ability to beautify dark rooms, walls and surroundings. This is something I will be needing a little help with, when we finally get on and paint some of our walls, black and very dark blue or green. So I will be keeping my copy of In Detail very close by.I love this dark wall featured above, with the textures of crushed linen and the crisp white skirting board. The make shift clip on lamp and worn wooden stool then add a personal and lived in feel. I think the ability to create beauty within dramatic and moody spaces, gives Hans’ interior styling such a unique and unmistakable look.You can learn how to create interiors like these with Hans’ advice and insight – nature, texture, colour, textiles, collections and display are all topics that are covered throughout the beautiful pages of this book.Not all the interiors are layered so abundantly, this simple and rustic table setting below is very understated, the wood does all the talking and only a few accessories are needed to complete the space.If you love vintage and salvaged interiors with a fearless use of dark colours, and added layers of all things natural, including unusual and beautiful flowers and foliage then this book is a must. Keep it close, on your coffee table, nightstand or book shelf.
You can see and read more if you visit these other lovely stops on the blog tour this week – The Lifestyle Editor, Such Pretty Things, Decor Art and even win yourself a copy over with Holly of Decor8!
In Detail by Hans Blomquist, with photography by Debi Treloar and Hans Blomquist is published by Ryland Peters and Small. Available from the 21st of October rrp: £25.