I have a favorite new decorating book! Written by best-selling author Mary Randolph Carter, it’s titled Never Stop to Think... Do I Have a Place for This?
I have long admired Carter's approach to decorating. She embraces living stylishly while surrounding herself with massive collections of treasured things. Way to go!
Here’s what publisher Rizzoli has to say about the book:
Mary Randolph Carter's newest book indulges our desire to surround ourselves with belongings that impart beauty and meaning to our lives. Whether you are passionate about flea market thrifting, have a collection of pedigreed antiques, or simply find inspiration among the castoffs in your attic, this book is a tribute to making artful interiors with your acquisitions.
With her trademark style and love of heirlooms and beautiful old objects, Carter delves into the interiors of real-life tastemakers (antique dealers, fashion designers, artists, and boutique owners) to explore how our homes are the perfect canvas for our self-expression. In these pages, Carter curates a variety of unique interiors, from a couple who restores and displays antique textiles and china to an anglophile with an incredible library of vintage books to an artist who lives with the old photos and maps he uses in his work to an antique dealer known for having multiples of everything. Carter muses delightfully on the universal desire to acquire while imparting her philosophy and tips for living creatively and integrating our passions stylishly into our decor. Chock-full of ideas and inspiration, this book exalts in the beauty of bounty and is sure to delight Carter's legions of fans.
If you are an incurable collector like me, not only will you find this book inspiring, you will find yourself in very good company. And when that next vintage flea market find shouts, Take me home!, you just may no longer stop to think... Do I have a place for this?