I was sent a book recently that I am really excited to share with you all. It is the creation of one of my favourite stylists/designers – , and one of my favourite photographers – . (That alone had me sold!) It’s called How to Decorate, and Shannon was inspired by the decorating workshops she holds in her cottage studio in New South Wales, Australia that are all about embracing creativity and the basics on how to develop beautiful spaces in your home. Her tips are designed for decor enthusiasts of all kinds, but particularly novices who are hesitant on where to start. From creating your concept (so important!), shaping your backdrop, using colour, choosing fabrics, she touches on all the important areas that are crucial to the creation of a fabulous space. Not only is this book completely useful and my copy is bound to become dog-eared, the spaces featured inside are dreamy and inspirational. You can get your copy on sale from .