Saturday, 8 March 2014

Selina Lake Outdoor Living * First Preview

 I'm excited to share a sneak preview from my new book Selina Lake Outdoor Living, published by Ryland Peters & Small with photography by Debi Treloar and the 1st of my books with words by me. Selina Lake Outdoor Living follows on from my previous four best selling books, Bazaar Style, Romantic Style, Homespun Style and Pretty Pastel Style. It's available to Pre-Order now and is due to be released on 27th March, although some stockists have and will be getting it in early! 
The book begins with my Outside Inspirations and I'm excited to share the styling ideas I put together in this wonderful buttercup field in East Sussex owned by the gorgeous Lady behind Sarah-Jane Down The Lane Blog. Dragging this mustard velvet armchair into the sunny floral setting filled me with genuine happiness on the day of the shoot and Debi Treloar has captured everything so beautifully. Huge thanks to my assistant Jess Heggs and Sarah for all their help.
 Throughout the book I include lots of ideas with flowers and share my style tips for creating the perfect posies from cuttings from your garden, crafting ideas with fresh flowers and how to use flowers as party decorations, for outside celebrations. In the shot above I'm holding a loose posy I put together using lilacs and peonies from my own garden and roses and sweet peas from The White Orchid.
 As well as including ideas for Gardens in the book I also get Out & About and share my ideas for Glamping and how to picnic in style. I like to get crafty with my styling ideas so I have included DIY How to's in each section, you can have a go at my vintage crate seating and table set, lighting ideas, no sew vintage scarf cushion, lavender bracelet and floral hair garland. Plus there are tons of ideas for serving drinks, making decorations and displaying sweet treats in the final chapter, Parties & Celebrations. I'd love to hear what you think to this little taster from my latest book?

*I would like to thank everyone at my publishers Ryland Peters & Small who have helped me produce my 5th book, Barbara Zuñiga for doing a great job designing the book, Debi Treloar for her gorgeous photography and fun times, Jess Heggs and Pippa Blenkinsop for assisting me on some of the shoots and to everyone who sent me styling props and who let us shoot in your lovely gardens, meadows, barns, tents, camper vans, potting sheds, summer houses etc.

11 comments:

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Dear Selina....oh my goodness! What a pleasure it was to spend the day with you Debi and Jess out in the buttercup meadow.So lovely to see it all come to fruition, the book is going to be gorgeous. I can't tell you how am longing to drag the chair back outside!Here's to OUTDOOR LIVING Selina Style...
Love Sarah --x--

Cowparsley said...

This looks so amazing, I am looking forward so very much to the book being published. SO inspiring!

Have a wonderful weekend.x

Michaela Buranova said...

So pretty and inspiring! Good job, dear Selina :)I don´t know your books, but now I know, that I want them all! Have a lovely days, Michaela

Attic24 said...

I absolutely, totally cannot wait for this book, I don't have a garden, so it will be like daydreaming through these pages...bring it on!
Lxx

Art @ Home said...

I cannot wait until this book is released, and the timing (early spring) couldn't be better! I know it will be as wonderful as the first four books.

diana m said...

Sounds Wonderful! You have always inspired me! Thank you for the preview.

Elyse said...

hi selina,

this book looks incredible and i am so looking forward to receiving my copy. i'm on the blog tour!!!

perfect timing, too as we're all so ready for spring and vibrant color!

warmest congrats!!!

xo
elyse

Jan said...

I'm so excited to hear that it had a later date to release. I'm in the US and pre-ordered it a month ago. Amazon said they were still tracking it down...YAY, I'm glad it's coming!

mrsrobinson said...

Looks oh so pretty and stylish! Feel ready for some stylish picnic filled days...

Rhonda Ann Reed said...

Congratulations on your new book! Your other 4 books are on a prominent place on my bookshelves. I can not pick which one is my favorite! They are so fun to look through over and over again.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Looks beautiful!!!