Amy Butler's new book, Midwest Modern arrived today. It's a "sit down and read" book, but also has lovely pictures (her husband is the photographer). From a quick run-through, I like it. Did I mention the beautiful photographs? She also shows her home and design ideas, talks about her artistic inspirations, and shows a ton of her fabrics and designs. I will sit down and read it, but I also think it will be a great "pick up occasionally for inspiration" kind of book. The concept of the book is to focus on design from the Midwest, but since I'm from the Midwest, I didn't realize it was a defined "style". (I'm very heavy on the quotation marks today, "aren't I"?) I would define it as we take the best of the West and East coast and do whatever the heck we want with it. A practical, frugal approach to design, if you will.
Anyway, I promise a full book report later.