Aside from a quick outline of some basic principles of good display at the beginning, the book lets you plunge into its rich depths and collections of images to gain inspiration and find ideas to steal. There’s a bit of supporting text but, really, it’s about the photographs showing all manner of shelves, sideboards and other surfaces displayed with eye-catching objects. Various chapters cover colour, how to display art without hanging it on the wall, using natural elements, bookcases, the less is more principle, recycled objects, collecting curios and making collections look good. This is a visually detailed 192-page book to linger over and absorb at leisure. Now it’s time to style a shelf or two.
From NZ House & Garden Magazine's New and Noted page