The Stuff of Life - How to style and display your most treasured possessions
In her gorgeous new book, sought-after interiors stylist Hilary Robertson reveals a multitude of different ways to style and display the 'stuff of life' - the flotsam and jetsam of possessions, from pictures and ornaments to hats and bicycles, that we all gradually accumulate. In the first chapter, How to Arrange your Stuff, Hilary identifies and illustrates four different approaches to arrangements and shows how each one can be achieved. Chapter 2, Where to Arrange It, considers the variety of display locations available and how to make the most of them, from blank walls to windowsills and tabletops. Finally, in Stories Told by Real Homes, Hilary shares knowledge drawn from the experience of creating interiors that fall into four different styles - Neatnik, Bohemian, Sculpture Vulture and Noble Salvage. Some people are magpies - they love stuff; finding, collecting, and displaying it, while their opposite, the minimalists, are on a mission to contain or tame it. The ideas in this book will appeal to both magpies and minimalists and everyone in between.
Hilary Robertson is an English interiors stylist and art director based in New York. She has worked as a stylist and writer for many magazines, including Elle Decoration, Real Simple and Town & Country and was creative director for the launch of the interiors brand Canvas. Since arriving in New York she has worked as an antique and vintage buyer for Ochre, Michele Varian and Canvas. Hilary's own store, Mrs. Robertson, recently opened in Brooklyn.