Monday, December 24, 2012

Inspired Designs

Authors: Roxanne Hughes Packham & Hannah Packham
Photographer: Mark Lohman
Publisher: Inspired Designs Publications, Inc.
May 2010
ISBN: 978-0984456307
Genre: Decorating 

Drawing from the highly-published designs she's created for hundreds of clients, Roxanne Hughes Packham will inspire you to create a home that touches the soul. Amid stunning photography, stories of treasured family traditions and poignant observations by daughter Hannah, she shares ideas that will help you create beauty, warmth and passion in your home, and make it an inspired design.

"Do not underestimate the power of your home, nor its ability to change lives," writes designer Roxanne Hughes Packham. "A cup of hot tea and an hour in a cozy nook spent listening to a friend can be life-altering. "Sending well-loved, cared for children into the world to contribute to our society in positive meaningful ways is one of the most significant contributions, if not the most significant contribution, you will ever make, and your home is a major part of this endeavor.

This book is difficult to review, but I will say that the photography is top-notch. There are quotations by famous and not-so-famous people, thoughts by Hannah and Roxanne, and lots of inspiration.

100% of the profits of this book will go to charity.

Ms. Packham is the granddaughter of Allan Adler, noted American silversmith, and great granddaughter of Porter George Blanchard, also known as "silversmith to the stars", Packham's history and knowledge of silver and flair for table settings prove to be a winning combo.

Also included in the book are essays, ideas for parties, and special occassions for teenage girls, mothers and others. It could be a help in celebrating friends & friendship. Inspirational for incorporating family history, talents, and passions into the design of the family home.

If you are in the market for an inspiring book, a party guide, ways to design your home, or decorate for holidays, then INSPIRED DESIGN is for you. Some recipes are included. An amazingly beautiful book. $40.00 hardcover. 150 pages.:

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