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A Place Called Home Reader Reviews

A Place Called Home

Katie Macaulay

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

What a lovely treat this book is. A perfect coffee table flick.
Cath Kidston MBE allows in for a glimpse of how her creative flair has been used to dress her beautiful home in Gloucestershire.

Through the pages that flow beautifully, you get a feeling of a virtual tour. The images are stunning. Very nicely styled and put together.
This lifestyle meets memoir is divided into four chapters, each of them focusing on the 21 featured spaces in the book. My favourite being the Fish Bathroom and The Living room.

I found this book to be quite inspirational. You don't need an abundance of funds to dress your home. A lot of what can be found in Cath's home are vintage, passed down and charity shop finds.
With a house move imminent, this couldn't have come at a better time.

Christine Waddington

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

This book was a pleasure to read and look through. It told the story of Cath Kidson's delightful house but also gave us an insight into how she creates her designs. I loved the way the house was full of personal details as well as being very stylish - she has created a beautiful family home. The hand-written details throughout the book add to this feeling. The photography is wonderful and this is truly a book to keep dipping in and out of. It is a pleasure and a privilege to share in the creation of a lovely home.

Sharon Wood

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.

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.

A nostalgic mix of old and new, with lots of shots of easily replicable ideas to style your home with things likely to be to hand (or even at the back of a cupboard!). As a keen gardener, I especially liked the outdoor shots and the use of flowers and plants around the house.

Colourful but calming. A perfect coffee table book, to pick up and browse, especially during this lock-down period!

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,
Categories: Interior design, decor & style guides, Professional interior design, Individual designers, Home renovation & extension,