Today I am so excited to participate in the blog book tour for Hans Blomquist's newest book, In Detail. A renowned stylist and art director, Hans Blomquist is a master at creating beautiful, dramatic interiors.
In Detail focuses on just that - how even the smallest of details can serve as a catalyst for an entire design scheme. While the book is absolutely stunning (not surprising given that both Debi Treloar and Hans Blomquist were the photographers), it is far more than just another pretty book filled with pretty images. Hans gives wonderful, in-depth advice on how to use simple objects and collections to create beautiful interiors reminiscent of still-life paintings...
Hans discusses how he derives his own design inspiration from simple activities such as a walk through a field or along the beach. It might be a flower, a color, or even a texture that inspires him. And Hans thoughtfully divides up the book into separate sections based on these inspirations. I was especially delighted by his chapter on utilizing vintage textiles.
Hans has an enviable collection of French antique linen sheets that he uses for everything from upholstering furniture to dressing gorgeous beds...
Hans also talks about the art of collecting - something for which he obviously possesses great talent. His collection of ribbons and threads are but one example...
And did I mention the swoon-worthy millinery flowers?
In Detail is the perfect book for anyone looking to create their own unique and special designs. For more peeks at this fabulous book, please visit the other blogs on the In Detail tour - Decor 8 (with a book giveaway!), Lobster and Swan, The Lifestyle Editor, and Decor Art.
In Detail by Hans Blomquist, with photography by Debi Treloar and Hans Blomquist, is published by Ryland Peters and Small (rrp: £25).
You can find it right here on Amazon! Happy reading!