Book Review – Modern Pastoral by Niki Brantmark…

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I adore a cabin.  Rustic, made from wood, filled with beautiful furniture and in touch with nature.  I long to own one, Dan and I constantly talk about and dream about the future and having a cabin space of our own.

So when I was invited to review the Modern Pastoral book by Niki Brantmark I jumped at it.  It is filled with the most beautiful spaces that had me at hello.  If you don’t know of Niki she write the award winning interiors blog – My Scandinavian Home.

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Dan and I are taking our dream one step closer to the cabin, by turning our shed into a scandi style space.  With clean lines and black cladding.  Modern Pastoral is giving our little project bags of inspiration.  I need to find concrete planters and perhaps some stags antlers or two.

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Raw elements, wood, stone and nature run through the book.  I love how Niki has shown all aspects of each home, from the living area to the bathroom and even the outside, which most interiors books tend to ignore.

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Outside shower!  Yes please!!!

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Modern Pastoral doesn’t mean brown and grey – no. Niki shares interiors that have included cheeky pops of colour, like this gorgeous dining space, with vintage 50’s chairs and colourful kitchenalia on the shelves above.

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This book is an interiors dream. From wood-cladded homes surrounded by tall pines to revamped barns and waterside venues.  You can find something within it’s pages to inspire any DIY project.  Go grab a copy now.

All images from Modern Pastoral by Niki Brantmark, photography by James Gardiner, published by CICO Books.

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  • Thank you for such a wonderful review, I am so happy you like my book! Niki