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The Shopkeeper's Home : The World's Best Independent Retailers and Their Stylish Homes

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Winner 'Best Interiors Book' - Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards 2016 Have you ever wondered what the homes of the owners of these beautiful retail spaces might be like? Caroline Rowland visits both the stores and the homes of more than 30 of the most stylish independent lifestyle retailers to give you a peek behind the scenes. The first part of the book gives core interior decorating advice using elements from the shopkeepers' stores and homes. It describes inspirational furniture and lighting ideas, suggests ways to store and display everything from books to quirky collections, and offers advice on layout, walls and floors too. Caroline Rowland uses the second half to take us through her personal curation of independent stores from across the globe. Ranging from lifestyle stores to vintage emporia, homewares to crafts shops in all kinds of retail spaces, from converted barns to repurposed gas stations as well as more conventional places with traditional shopfronts. From the avenues of the USA and the streets of the UK, to hidden corners of Europe, the book explores retail outlets and stylish interior design ideas. It's easy to inspired by the stories of these people who live their dream and find out how their retail life inspires their home and vice versa.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 210 x 270 x 28mm | 1,179g
  • Jacqui Small LLP
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 250 colour photographs
  • 1909342904
  • 9781909342903
  • 64,794

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" author Caroline Rowland taps into a previously neglected source of decorating ideas: the boutique store owner. The section on vintage shops was, of course, our favourite. A light, bright and breezy read to dip into." 'Author Caroline Rowland taps into a previously neglected source of decorating ideas: the boutique store owner. The section on vintage shops was, of course, our favourite. A light, bright and breezy read to dip into.' Reclaim magazine "The Shopkeeper's Home by Caroline Rowland is a genius idea. It allows you to get inside the homes of the coolest indie interiors retailers, and a lot of inspiration can be found there." -- Wayne Hemingway MBE Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awardsshow more

About Caroline Rowland

CAROLINE ROWLAND is the founder and editor of online publication 91 Magazine (560,000 visitors since launching 6 issues ago). She also works as a freelance editor, writer, picture editor and blogger under her brand Patchwork Harmony. Caroline studied photography at the University of Westminster and has worked for global companies Getty Images and The Financial Times. In 2008, she began blogging in her spare time about her passion for interiors, and since 2012 she has focused her attention on magazine editing, blogging and other editorial work. At the end of 2012 she was awarded the Women in Publishing New Venture award for 91 Magazine, and in 2013 was shortlisted for the Cosmopolitan Magazine blogger awards for best interiors blog.show more

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