I don’t buy as many interior tomes as I used too, I find there are very few out there that I love. I want to see pages of unstuffy, laid back interiors a la Selby or indeed this very new release by the fab photog Martyn Thompson, entitled Interiors by Martyn Thompson.
Martin’s work has been gracing the pages of many of the glosses for years now and in this new release he profiles homes that he particularly loves as seen below:
There is nothing pretentious or formulaic with the interiors in this tome and as I bang on about in my master classes the more layers you create the more appealing you make an interior. The plan or at least my plan is to bedazzle myself and visitors the moment they walk through the door. I want senses to be activated and you do that (or at least I’ve done that )through colour, scale, pattern, texture and scent not forgetting a twist of the unexpected.
I leave you with another page from Mr Thompson’s book – crazy day ahead and feeling a little blue, sure it will pass but sometimes I wish I just kept bees in the country, made jam and pottered around with Mungo and Maud rather than getting up at 5 and working till who knows when. The joys of one’s own business I guess xx