Some styles just stand the test of time, don't they? Endure the changes, remain steadfast amongst the whims of fashion. It's all well and good to be 'on trend', but that can soon become tiresome, and if like me, you don't want your home to be a carbon copy of everyone else's, perhaps 'on trend' isn't for you either.
I've always been a great admirer of Jane Cumberbatch's style. Over the years I've collected many books on interiors, and many of those have ended up on the shelves of charity shops. My Pure Style and Pure Style Outside books, which I purchased in 1996 and 1998, however, have remained, still on my shelves, still picked up, still relevant. Still pure.
So when I saw Jane had published another book, Pure Colour, I couldn't wait to get it...and it doesn't disappoint. Every image is amazing, I've said it before on here, but colour really does touch my soul.
I've loved flicking through its pages, reading the words. Jane guides the reader through a variety of colours, bold, calm, energising and harmonious. She explains how she uses them, giving help and advice.
My own use of colour is purely instinctive. I don't understand the science of colour, but I do know what I like to put together, and how this affects me. I couldn't live without colour in my home, it wouldn't feel like home.
I absolutely LOVE this book, and I'm sure it will remain on my shelves for many years to come. Unfortunately I don't think my images really do it the real justice it deserves, perhaps one day I might learn how to use it properly!
Oh, and one more thing...it has bold pink edges, that alone is worthy of a purchase don't you think! In my opinion EVERY book should have colourful edges to its pages!
How cool is that!
Hope you all have a great week, I've a little more time now, so hope to visit more of your blogs this week, see what I've been missing!
Amanda :) xxx
(p.s. I wasn't sponsored for this post, book bought and paid for by me!).