Thanks to an unexpected gift card this Christmas ... I bought myself an unexpected gift.
I bought this book Around Beauty by Barbara Barry.
I was well familiar with the work of Ms. Barry but I bought the book without so much as a flip-through preview while sitting on a bench at Barnes & Noble.
I was not disappointed.
I have spent more time contemplating the inside liner on this book than I have spent perusing other decorating books from cover to cover.
But what I love most about this "decorating book" is that I find it to be, first and foremost, a treatise on the creative process.
As a result, I am treating this decorating book a little differently than the others. I am reading every word and not just flipping through the pictures.
Although the pictures do make me drool ...