Mary Carol Garrity, heralded by Forbes magazine as "one of the hottest little retailers", is the dynamic proprietor of Nell Hill's, with locations in Atchison, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri. As one of today's top lifestyle resources---with her own paint and home accessory lines---Mary Carol is always on hand to personally answer customers' questions and offer real-life decorating solutions. She lives in Atchison, Kansas, with her husband, Dan.
Nell Hill's Style At Homeby Mary Carol Garrity, Bryan E. McCay (Photographer), Mary Caldwell (With)
Atchison, Kansas, used to be known as the hometown of Amelia Earhart. Now it's famous for two shops -- Nell Hill's and G. Diebolt's. Behind these two magical emporiums of home furnishings is Mary Carol Garrity, whose loyal customers come from across the country to seek her advice in decorating. Now Mary Carol has created a compilation of her favorite tips, tricks, and techniques in Nell Hill's Style At Home. Within its beautifully illustrated pages, Mary Carol tells readers where she gets her ideas, how to reflect their own style at home, and once they've made their home perfect, how to take it apart and do it again an even better way. Readers are guaranteed unlimited inspiration with Mary Carol's unique blend of style, creativity, and common sense. Learn how to create collections, group and regroup favorite accessories, and mix and match styles and sets of china fearlessly. Learn how to create still lifes with tableaux of your favorite things, corral them on trays, fence them in with stacks of books, and feature odd pieces of glass -- decanter stoppers, old bottles, vases without flowers -- as art. Learn how to personalize your rooms in unexpected ways: Recruit a platter as a kitchen sink backsplash or a cake stand as a soap dish.
- Andrews McMeel Publishing
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- 1ST US
- Product dimensions:
- 9.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)
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I am amazed at how many simple, but usable ideas this books contains. I love shopping at Nell Hill's and I've learned so much by studying how Mary Carol mixes cherished keepsakes with everyday living.
Every page gives you ideas and information to help you develop your own style. If you are looking for ideas to make your home sparkle with great style this is the book for you. I have been a customer of Nell Hills for 13 years and everytime I visit I find something wonderful. Enjoy the book and visit the store you won't be disappointed with either.
Years ago I enjoyed going into Nell Hills, but the author needs to go back to her teacher if she had one. Maybe a catalog would be in better taste. Rooms were way too crowded & fu-fu & out of date. If she wants younger people with good taste in her store, I would suggest 'less' & some new styles of accessories. The book arrangements were a nice touch, but the cake plate cluttering a sink for a soap dish?! Too cluttery. Some wall pics were nice, but between windows? Maybe she needs to go to Pottery Barn to see the new wave of decorating or get some help & keep up with the times. Didn't buy after looking the book over in the store.