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Geraldine James, the author of Creative Walls, started her career in fashion and is now the Homeware Buying Manager at Selfridges. She is also a collector of beautiful things.
Lots of our friends work in design and buying and have the most amazing collections of unusual items, picked up while traveling, dotted around their houses, and Amanda and I are more than a little partial to the occasional tablescape or curated shelf.
The art of arranging stuff which could sometimes be defined as junk, to the non trained eye, is all about creating themed groups, and this book explains how to display collections by colour, size, type, texture etc, to gain maximum effect.
Emily Chalmers is an interior stylist and writer, and owns one of our favourite East End shops, Caravan. She has a passion for all things vintage and combines old and new pieces in a quirky and eclectic way. She has written several inspiring interiors books and in her latest Modern Vintage, she illustrates how using vintage items in a contemporary context can introduce humour and personality to your home.
She will be signing copies of her book at Anthropologie on the Kings Road, tomorrow.