Last night, I popped down the road to my local tea-and-cake place Drink Shop Do (I spend a lot of time here drinking strawberry tea and work-reading) for the launch of ‘Good Bones, Great Pieces‘, a new interiors book by American mother and daughter design duo Suzanne and Lauren McGrath.
The McGraths blog together – their blog has the same name as their book; if you haven’t seen it, do. It’s all about timeless style, very mid-century really, and that’s the same premise of their book, which works upon building a capsule collection of hand-me-down furniture and much-loved accessories that you can redo and make last forever so that they can always go with you, as you move home from home as so many renters do. I’m interviewing them this morning for a feature for The National too, so will get to chat to them at length about it (and you can read about it later too). The book is also beautifully styled and illustrated.
I’ve always loved the Good Bones, Great Pieces blog – ages ago, I blogged about Lauren’s Brooklyn apartment – and admire the way they work together not just as mum and daughter (there’s a real emphasis on cherishing family pieces for the home) but as a business team too. Here’s a few Instagrams of the night and a few snaps of Drink Shop Do, which ever always seems to inspire (love the clipboard wall effect and the Hold Me shopper):