Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Paula Deens' Savannah Style by Paula Deen and Brandon Branch -- Book Review
Paula Deen lovers are going to eat up this great new addition to the Paula Deen line of products. Paula Deen's Savannah Style invites readers to take a look into the styles that make Savannah unique and interesting to people all around the world.
Along with the help of decorator and stylist Brandon Branch, Deen brings readers on a season-by-season tour of rooms (indoor and outdoor) that display what Savannah style is all about. With photographs by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn, you'll be inspired to bring a bit of Savannah into your home too.
Until now I've pretty much managed to avoid the Paula Deen, Martha Stewart, and Rachel Ray crazes that entice my friends. I don't watch a lot of TV, so I've never seen Deen's show on Food Network. As a homeowner, however, and someone who enjoys visiting North Carolina every year, I wanted to see what Paula Deen's Savannah Style is all about. While our family hasn't made its way as far as South Carolina, there's a definite difference in style and culture from the New England states that depicts an easier pace where food and family are celebrated with gusto.
Both Deen and Branch offer a nice introduction to the readers, inviting them to come along on this journey through Savannah. Starting with the spring season and flowing through casually to winter, readers are treated to tons of stunning photographs of decorating ideas in all types of rooms: from porches to gardens, from decks to kitchens, and formal dining rooms to comfortable reading spaces, everyone will find new ways to bring Savannah into their homes.
Included throughout are "Brandon's Style Secrets" where Branch shares his experience on furniture, lighting, and fabric choices for every room in your house. A helpful Source Guide can be found at the end of the book, and includes web addresses and phone numbers in case you are interested in contacting certain vendors.
What's truly nice about Paula Deen's Savaanah Style is how Deen shares family memories throughout the book. This is a great book for anyone's Paula Deen collection, but it also would make a wonderful choice for any homeowner who is searching for ideas and inspiration. It's truly worth every penny!
Title: Paula Deen's Savannah Style
Authors: Paula Deen and Brandon Branch
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1 edition