Friday, October 17, 2014


By Nancy Braithwaite
 Rizzoli New York, $50.00
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass

While choosing five of my favorite rooms to share with you from Nancy Braithwaite's new book Simplicity, my question to Sarah Burningham from Little Bird Publicity was, "ONLY FIVE?"  How was I going to choose from so many beautiful images? 

Several weeks ago I wrote a post on Nancy's work from a spread in Veranda.  I immediately fell in love with her work.  Her creativity and simplicity is outrageously beautiful!  She is one of my favorite designers, to say the least.

Nancy has been credited with putting Atlanta on the design map, and both Dara Caponigro and Barbara Barry have called her one of the greatest designers of our day.  Her work has graced the covers and pages of numerous national magazines for almost 30 years, as well as newspapers, including the New York Times, and she is on the "Best Interior Designer" lists of a number of magazines.

Below are the five images I chose for you.  I hope that you ENJOY!

A big thank you to Sarah Burningham of Little Bird Publishing!

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Ironing curtains, comforters, pillow covers, table runners, and other fabric home décor items can be time consuming and frustrating. Steam machines and irons can be replaced with a new wrinkle eliminating spray. With new Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus, just spray, tug out any visible wrinkles, smooth the fabric, allow it to dry and your curtains, bedspread or other fabric you spritz it on, and it will be wrinkle, static and odor free in less than five minutes! Silicones in Downy Wrinkle Release Plus grip the fabric fibers making it possible for them to slide against each other rather than being frozen in a crease so wrinkles are no longer a time consuming problem. Now this is my kind of product.  ENJOY!

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Matchbook Magazine ~ August Issue

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