Some people say that a book is the best way to relax. And I would definitely agree on that. After a long and busy day full of meetings, calls and emails, there’s hardly anything I am looking more forward than a quite evening on the sofa with a good book in my hands. I like English literature, interior books, history books, biographies, travel books and – no wonder as a devoted Urban Jungle Blogger – books regarding green topics like ‘Backyard Blueprints’ by David Stevens. So, today I am inviting you to a little book break in my home.
‘Backyard Blueprints’ is about design, furniture and plants for small gardens and has been published this month as hardback by Jacqui Small Publishing. I’ve received my review copy a few weeks ago but my busy schedule made a quiet evening with the book impossible. This week however I managed to sit down on a sunny day and enjoy my home and the book.
Since I’m living downtown in a small apartment, I can only dream of a small garden. And this book is a great visual basis for garden daydreaming. It is easily structured in blueprint sections regarding the design, furnishing and planting of gardens. Large photos visualize the author’s ideas and trigger the reader’s inspiration for a future garden.
Urban dwelling does not equal a living devoid of greens and nature. I have added quite a few plants to my home to create my own small indoor garden. And if I ever have a real outdoor garden one day, I know where to find some inspiration for its design.
I hope you enjoyed the little book break with me in my apartment!
Have a happy Thursday!