Thursday, May 10, 2012

Book Review Part 1

Last weekend I went to a local flea market with my friend and I found this book at one of the vendor's stalls.  I absolutely love the design and artistry of this book.  It is called Decorative Designs by Graham Rust.  If you love old book plates and scenic pictures, you will love this book.  The copyright on the paperback I bought says 1999.  I went on line and found several copies on and Amazon.  This man is an incredible artist.  My photos don't do his work justice, but the book is filled with amazing artwork and decorating ideas.  In fact, it had so many ideas, I am doing this post in two parts:  neutrals and colors.  There are hundreds of pics and ideas that he shares.  If you enjoy looking at these photos, you will want to get a copy of this book.  His style is very French which I know many of you love as much as I do.  The price for a used paperback was under $10.

Cover of the book.

Bookplate from page 140

Bookplate from page 139

Christmas card from page 127

Bookplate designed for Lord King of Wartnaby from page 139

Bookplate designed for Her Majesty the Queen from page 138

Bookplate designed for Her Majesty the Queen from page 138

Print from a collection of plates he designed from page 170

Book cover from page 130

I'm partying at...

Mondays          The House in the Roses       Le Chateau des Fleurs        The Graphics Fairy
                                      Metamorphosis Monday
Tuesdays          Knick of Time       Tutus and Tea Parties       Coastal Charm  
                                      Boogie Board Cottage   
Wednesdays     Savvy Southern Style         Ivy and Elephants        Faded Charm Cottage            
                                     Fine Craft Guild      
Thursdays        Embracing Change     The Shabby Creek Cottage    No Minimalist Here 
                                     Tablescape Thursday   Delightfully Inspiring Thursdays
Fridays            French Country Cottage       My Romantic Home        Miss Mustard Seed
                                    At the Picket Fence     Potpourri Friday     Common Ground
                                    The Charm of Home    Decorating Insanity
Saturdays        Funky Junk Interiors

Sundays           It's Overflowing


Rhissanna said...

Oh my, what lovely designs. thank you for sharing.

NanaDiana said...

What gorgeous old images. I love them- xo Diana

Lorraine said...

Those are lovely, Maggie, they'd be great for book bundles. Thanks for sharing! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Patricia said...

It's wonderful. Patricia

Rooms by Ann said...

How gorgeous, Thanks for sharing.

Barbara Jean said...

all so lovely.
that book plate from page 139 is my very fave.
barbara jean

Dawne at D Magazine said...

Loving this book, I'm a HUGE Francophile!

Thanks for sharing..