Kitty Bartholomew and Decorating Books

Good Morning! Well, the house work is finished and I am ready for a nice quite weekend. Yesterday was hubby's birthday and tonight we are celebrating with his family. Saturday, I am going to try to visit some yard sales and do some yard work....Hope you all enjoy your weekend!!

Now, on to other topics, yesterday I read some of the comments about HGTV on another blog, and some of you mentioned Kitty Bartholomew....Don't you just miss her something awful? I thought I would post about her book, Kitty Bartholomew's Decorating Style. I'm sure some of you already have it, but if you don't it is wonderful. I have several decorating books, but hers is one of my favorites! Her show was my favorite on hgtv! If you don't have this book, you can buy it from her website, or on Ebay. You can also send her a email and let her know how much she is missed! The book features her home and other houses she has lived in and decorated. This book is chalked full of wonderful ideas, tips and projects! It's a must have for your decorating library. Here is just a few of the pictures. Enjoy! Nancy

~You should see how she can transform this living room to look totally different, with slip covers and accessories.~

One of Kitty's tips that I use all the time is ~Use what you already have~ you don't have to go out and spend money on new, just redo and reuse.

~This is a picture of one of my decorating libraries~ I have several all over my house, that way what ever room I am in, I can pick up a book and enjoy.

Finally, I hope I have left you with some Kitty inspiration, she really is missed by me anyway, I wish she had DVDs of her shows, but in the mean time I will enjoy her book. Nancy


Anonymous said...

I miss her shows too and I have the book you mentioned. Everyonce in a while, I get her book out for inspiration.


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I will have to get that book! It looks wonderful. Thank you for the link.

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy! I totally agree - I miss Kitty too. I would always watch her shows and if they were a repeat all the better!! I read her book over and over. I will check out her website, thank you. I added you to my blog so I will visit again. - Have a great day, Jeannette

Marlene said...

Nancy, yes.. I miss Kitty.. why do they cancel some of those show anyways??? I don't have her book..and now that you showed some of her pages I promptly went to amazon and ordered.I have a problem with deocrating books..My husband says I need a "patch" to stop buying them :-) I am at the point that they don't fit my shelves and I use them under lamps for height as part of my decor! I love your home and I added you to my list ..I am a faily new blogger, but am so happy with the inspirations this brings from so many people... Have a great day! Marlene from Cambria

Anonymous said...

I don't have Kitty's book yet. I will have to pick it up. I do however have the same book you have in the last photo, Better Homes New decorating book. I love that one. Your just like me in that I have my books spread around the house! Have a great July 4th!

Karin said...

I have that book! I love her. I remember watching her (and also Lynette Jennings) when I was a newly wed- that was in the days before HGTV. I tried to never miss a Kitty episode. I learned what toile was from her, waaaay before it became super popular! I think she really influenced my style.

Karin said...

PS Nancy, can you please tell me that name of the paint color in your laundry. Actually, I think its used throughout your house= a really neautiful golden color. I'd love to know the name. SW Blonde, maybe? Thanks you!