Learn how to:
-Design with your inner stylist in mind
-Arrange your living room
-Mix modern pieces and Mom's hand-me-downs
-Choose the right paint colors
-Freshen a formal kitchen space
-Make a small space look bigger
-Hang pictures properly
-Jazz up your walls
-Buy good furniture (on a budget)
-Kill the clutter
PLUS: Suggestions for displaying your stuff in fun and interesting ways, DIY wall art ideas, tips for organizing every room, information on basic home repairs, and more!
Downsizing is often associated with negative feelings and emotions. With her beautifully illustrated practical guide Downsize with Style Bettina Deda encourages you to see it differently, to embrace the change and the
opportunities that come with it.
Downsize with Style will guide you through an easy-to-follow 5-step process to successfully manage your downsizing project.
Plus expert tips from international designers, real estate and removal specialists!
You will discover:
* How to overcome procrastination by working with a plan, checklists and practical tips
* How to identify decorating essentials
* How to achieve a stylish home without breaking the bank
* How to deal with emotional topics and items
* How to refine your apartment lifestyle
‘Downsizers are seeking quality and effi cient design and lifestyle opportunities. The only dilemma many face is how to “pack up” their lifelong belongings and start afresh with style and ease. Bettina Deda has come to the rescue. Her fl air for design, and her practical advice, help turn what could be a time of emotional turmoil into one which promises an exciting new beginning.’ – Petrina Smith, editor The Retiree Magazine
Through stunning photographs and step-by-step instructions, designer and lifestyle expert Kelly Edwards brings a myriad of looks, tastes, and approaches to chic home design in this guidebook. From the kitchen and the bedroom to the home office and the out-of-doors, Kelly illustrates how to achieve the best color, texture, proportion, and overall design aesthetic and passes along decorating tips from amazing designers and tastemakers. Individual chapters contain a wide array of images and inspiration for the respective spaces along with an assortment of do-it-yourself “recipes” to achieve just the right personality.
Ever wondered how to transform your laundry room from drab to fab? Your kitchen from prison to paradise? Your bedroom from boring to beautiful?
Now you can, in this comprehensive interior design tome by design maven extraordinaire Sarah Richardson. Within these beautiful, full-color pages and photographs, Sarah walks you through each room in your home, from the master bedroom to the kids’ rooms, to the kitchen, the bathroom, and everywhere in between, showing you how to turn a house into a home—Sarah style.
Featuring full-page design spreads with stunning attention to detail, Sarah Style is a cache of creative, unique ideas for transforming your living spaces. You can make your dream home a reality, and the inspiration—and complete know-how—is right here in this premier source for all things interior design!
Southern Living’s Style Guide offers decorating tips and tricks from the South’s most beautiful homes. With 223 ideas for every space and budget, you’re sure to find a way to design, decorate, or spruce up your very own Southern home. We’ll teach you about the basics and flourishes of home design, from monograms to slipcovers. We’ll also take you through designing each and every room in your home: entryways, living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Finally, learn the rules for designing and building Southern homes that have the perfect new-old spirit in with our “10 Commandments of Southern Style.”
Chock-full of expert advice, including how to mix color and pattern like a pro to the best ways to transform a flea market find, the tips and tricks included in 101 Decorating Ideas cover every room in the house and include a wide range of ideas--some that can be done by yourself and within a day, to larger projects that might require a little more time and assistance, but all with beautiful photography that will inspire you along the way and help you transform your home into a place you can’t wait to get back to every day.
Perfect for both the novice and the home owner more experienced in decoration, this how-to book boasts an easy-to-use format that allows you to record thoughts, make plans, and daydream about your new living space.
Pattern is the strongest element in any room. In Living with Pattern, Rebecca Atwood demystifies how to use that element, a design concept that often confounds and confuses, demonstrating how to seamlessly mix and layer prints throughout a house. She covers pattern usage you probably already have, such as on your duvet cover or in the living room rug, and she also reveals the unexpected places you might not have thought to add it: bathroom tiles, an arrangement of book spines in a reading nook, or windowpane gridding in your entryway. This stunning book showcases distinct uses of pattern in homes all over the country to inspire you to realize that an injection of pattern can enliven any space, helping to make it uniquely yours.
From the Hardcover edition.