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A Place Called Home

by Cath Kidston, Christopher Simon Sykes

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LoveReading View on A Place Called Home

Simply gorgeous! Seriously everyone, this really is THE most lovely book. I don’t know about you, but I adore looking at beautiful houses, and boy is Cath Kidston’s home stunning, it is also deliciously homely too. Yes of course, this is Cath Kidston of the Cath Kidston vintage-inspired homeware and designer brand. She has sent a gorgeous invitation to wander around her home, telling us how they found it, and how each room came into being. Pavilion have created a perfectly sized and visually beautiful book. Stuffed full of vivid, colourful photographs (shout out to Christopher Simon Sykes), I sank into the pages. I love her quirky touches, such as the cracker adorned painting, and the colour, oh my, the colour just pops! Yes I am rather gushing over this book, that’s because it sang to me, and I have fallen in love with it. A Place Called Home would make the perfect gift, but make sure you buy one for yourself too! Chosen as a LoveReading Star Book, just because it is so beautiful.

Liz Robinson

A Place Called Home Synopsis

Cath Kidston - queen of vintage-inspired homeware and joyously decorated spaces - grants unprecedented insight into her creative process and personal style in this lifestyle-meets-memoir-meets-interior-design book. The name 'Cath Kidston' is associated worldwide with pattern, colour, dreamlike nostalgia, and comforting, cheerful spaces.

In her new book, the founder of the eponymous brand invites us on a tour of her Gloucestershire home, sharing stories, decorating tips and inspirational ideas along the way. The book is divided into four chapters, each of them focusing on the 21 featured spaces in the book, including: Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Study, Dining Room, Office, Kitchen, Dressing Room, Attic, Greenhouse and Summer House.

There are also the whimsically themed rooms such as the Castle Bedroom and Fish Bathroom.

Delve into Cath's design process as she reveals the memories and motivations behind her style choices.

With Cath's expertise and advice you'll discover how simple tricks make stimulating spaces; from using vintage-inspired prints to transform a quiet corner into an art gallery, to how the right rug can tie a room together and create a cosy, congenial atmosphere.

Discussing colour, decor, pattern and passion in her own words, Cath will help make your house a beautiful, practical home. Filled with inspirational images, expert advice from an industry icon, and stories that reveal a remarkable life in design, this book will give you the confidence to click your heels and agree that there's no place like home.

A Place Called Home Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

Discussing colour, decor, pattern and passion in her own words, Cath can help make your house a beautiful, practical home. Full review

Katie Macaulay

A beautiful book which is both inspiring and informative - the story of a delightful house. Full review

Christine Waddington

A fascinating, better-than glimpse into the beautiful home of the well-known designer, Cath Kidston. I liked it because it was, apart from its grand size and situation, an ordinary lived-in home, with quirky belongings and heirlooms jostling with everyday necessities. The house, tastefully restored but essentially unchanged, offered a far more achievable vision than many of the home magazines peddling uncluttered perfection. Full review

Sharon Wood

A Place Called Home Press Reviews

'A perfect gift for all of us who crave a little vintage style in our lives' - The Bookseller

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ISBN: 9781911641100
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781911641100
Publication date: 2nd April 2020
Author: Cath Kidston, Christopher Simon Sykes
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 256 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, Creativity, Gift Books, Home & Garden, Star Books,
Collections: Our Favourite Books of 2020,
Categories: Interior design, decor & style guides, Professional interior design, Individual designers, Home renovation & extension,

About Cath Kidston, Christopher Simon Sykes

Cath Kidston MBE is an English fashion designer, businesswoman, author and founder of Cath Kidston Limited, which sells home furnishing and related goods. Her designs are internationally famous and she is particularly known for her nostalgic floral patterns. She is the founder of creative design studio Joy of Print. Christopher Simon Sykes is an internationally renowned interiors photographer and author. His work has appeared in House and Garden, World of Interiors, The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Town and Country, as well as many other magazines.

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