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The Stuff of Life

Written by Hilary Robertson

Published: 10/04/2014

The Stuff of Life

  • Hardback
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  • 9781849755054
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  • Apr 2014
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  • 224 pages

About the author

Hilary Robertson is a well-known interiors stylist and journalist with an illustrious client list that includes Canvas, Ochre, Elle Decoration, Vogue Living, and the Telegraph Magazine. Also a talented writer, Hilary wrote the text for Josephine Ryan’s French Home (also Ryland Peters & Small). Hilary lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son. She recently opened Mrs. Robertson, a store selling vintage furniture and accessories.

In her gorgeous new book, sought-after interiors stylist Hilary Robertson reveals a multitude of different ways to style and display the “stuff of life”—the flotsam and jetsam of possessions that we all slowly acquire. In the first chapter, How to Arrange your Stuff, Hilary identifies and illustrates four different approaches to arrangements and shows how each one can be achieved. She also considers the variety of display locations available within the home – blank walls, mantelpieces, windowsills, chests of drawers, tabletops – and suggests how to make the most of them. Next, in Stories told by Real Homes, Hilary shares inspiration from real-life interiors that fall into five different styles—Neatnik, Bohemian, Naturalist, Sculpture Vulture, and Noble Salvage. Some people are magpies—they love stuff; finding, collecting, and displaying it, while their opposite, the minimalists, are on a mission to contain it or tame it.The ideas in this book are sure to appeal to both magpies and minimalists and everyone in between.