I’ve been living now for nine years in a cosy albeit too small rooftop apartment. Too small in the sense that it houses me as one person perfectly but whenever i wanted to invite friends I felt challenged. Is there enough space? Sufficient seating? Things would even get more complicated if a dinner was envisioned. Throwing a party in my small home was not a real option. Until I glanced into the new book ‘Decorate for a Party’ by my friend and fellow blogger Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring.
The book starts with first thoughts and party types. In this chapter the authors discuss also parties in small spaces. I read it carefully and now I feel inspired to throw a party myself. Especially after I delved into the following decorating chapters.
The book ‘Decorate for a Party’ (in German: Feierlaune) presents 10 different party themes. Each theme is unique and has a special visual appeal. But the the two talented authors do not remain focused solely on decoration. They describe the mood and atmosphere, they suggest party themes, patterns and even playlists for the perfect party. Food suggestions, simple DIY ideas and guest gift suggestions round up every chapter.
Beautiful photography accompanies each of the 10 topics. Going through the book I have discovered quite a few favorites. ‘New + Romantic’ is a wonderful theme with soft colours and a boho vibe. ‘Fresh + Modern’ is cool, clean with a reference to mid-century design and some charming plant decor ideas. ‘Pure + Simple’ emphasizes the beauty of nature and uses natural hues and materials.
‘Decorate for a Party’ is unlike many interior books. It is a handy guide and inspirational book in one. And after going through the book you will be left with one thought: We need more parties in our life. And getting this book is just another good excuse to throw a party. So what you’re waiting for?
Photography by Igor Josifovic