Monday, December 5, 2011

Book Review: Amy Butler Midwest Modern

Photographs by David Butler


Happy Monday to everyone today!!  Today I'm happy to share a book review of one of my most creative inspirational people..Amy Butler.  She is and continues to be a creative force in the fabric design, pattern, and craft world.  Constantly expanding her hard and soft lines to include everything from plates, rugs, wallpaper, bedding, patterns, and a line of stationary (just to name a few).  I received this book Midwest Modern from my brother a few years ago for Christmas and I still reference it to help me whenever I am stuck in a creative rut or just need a fresh new perspective on things.  It's more of a lifestyle book and I think that's why I keep this book within arms reach on the bookshelf at home.  My favorite section of the book is getting a tour of her interiors where she displays a lot of her fabrics and patterns as a kind of rotating gallery of products while getting a glimpse of her studio space on the lower level of her home.  How fun to be able to divide your home into a completely separate work and live space!  A girl can dream, right?!  I hope to make room for this dream someday down the road at our next place.  But for now I'm glad to have a book where I can seek new creative ideas in design, home interiors, prints, fabrics, and home/work life. 

3 comments:

inspirationCOOPERATIVE said...

That book looks like it's full of inspiration. I remember seeing Butler's house in Domino (if I'm remembering correctly) and dying over it just like you. Yes, a girl can definitely dream, and should. :)

Lauren said...

I love Amy Butler. I've been eying that book for a long time. Maybe it needs to go on my Christmas list! Smart to pull it out when you need an inspirational push.

leah of sang the bird said...

i own this book and LOVE it! thanks for the inspiration, i will get it off my shelf for tonights book...