EXPERIENCE LESS STRESS WHILE DOWNSIZING AND DISCOVER CREATIVE, COST-EFFECTIVE WAYS TO ACHIEVE A STYLISH INTERIOR
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
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.
The secret to those gorgeous interiors in the magazines lies not in the things that fill the rooms, but in the "decorating story" or point of view that the designer has applied to the space. With How to Decorate, learn how to create your own design concept and implement it with color, furniture, fabrics, lighting, accessorizing, and styling. This book also helps solve a decorator’s biggest challenges, from working around a home's existing architecture and organizing a space, to mixing patterns and editing collections.
Best of all, 150 color photographs and charming watercolor illustrations--and even a bookplate for personalizing this guide--provide inspiration that makes this book as useful as it is beautiful.
Among the insider tips is information on:
-Finding a dedicated space where you can organize paint samples, fabric swatches, and magazine clippings
-Choosing a sofa wisely
-Determining appropriate wall finishes and textures
-Identifying what fabrics are right for you
-Styling your decor to reinvigorate your space
-Plus, the best suppliers for rugs, linens, accessories, and more
"Interior design should be about telling a personal story, and Shannon Fricke has nailed it on the head with How to Decorate. Her genius tips ring true for novice and professional decorators alike, and her decorating workshop-in-a-book organization helps simplify what can be a very intimidating process. This book will empower and motivate you to tell your personal story through your home decor. Bravo, Shannon!" --Jenny Komenda, designer and founder of Little Green Notebook
"How to Decorate throws out stuffy notions of doing things the 'right' way and instead invites us to imagine our homes as playgrounds for authentic self-expression. Fricke promotes the idea of decorating at its best, as a means of creating surroundings that reflect who we really are and what we love . . . while having a blast in the process!" --Camille Styles, event designer and editor of CamilleStyles.com
"Shannon strikes the elusive balance between visual inspiration and practicable action. This is a book you'll both display and put to constant use." --Anne Sage, blogger and founder of The City Sage
With a foreword by HGTV Design Star Danielle Colding, Remix is both a striking object for your shelf and a book that restores meaning to the idea of “eclectic” decorating with genuine, personal style.
From the Hardcover edition.
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.
A fireplace on wheels?
A chandelier light by Xerox?
A shrink-wrapped designer closet?
These are just a few of the more than one hundred innovative projects in Living in a Nutshell, a DIY guide of decorating ideas that fool the eye into seeing and believing a little lair is larger and more glamorous than its four walls. Here are fresh ideas for enhancing every living area of a tiny space. All are simple, affordable, portable, and big on style. An illustrated survival tool kit as well as extensive listings of untapped, off-the-beaten-track design resources and a select buying guide round out this invaluable book.
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!
• step-by-step instructions for decorating the four most commonly used rooms: living room, dining room, family room, and bedroom
• the fundamentals of color, including no-fail wall and trim colors, when to use wallpaper instead of paint, and the facts on different paint finishes
• the ways to treat a window, from Venetian blinds and Roman shades to simple curtains–and the secrets to making a window appear taller or wider
• the art of picking the perfect sofa, chairs, tables, and lighting
• strategies on how to prioritize your decorating decisions
Flip! for Decorating also features time-saving “reality checks,” handy shopping tips, and easy and informative sidebars that will give you instant solutions if you’re stumped, stymied, or need to add a quick jolt of style to virtually any room in your home. With this amazing, practical book, decorating is so easy you’ll flip!
Are you a fan of the HGTV channel? Do you love watching rooms go from blah to Beautiful? Do you dream of redoing your home, decorating with style and fashion, only to realize that you don't have the big budget or skills those TV shows hide behind the cameras?
Well don't despair; because ‘Decorating Your Home on A Budget’ can solve your problems. This book is an easy and simple guide that outlines what every homeowner needs to know in regards to decorating on a budget.
- Learn tips that will help you get started right away! Such as:
- How little things can make a big difference.
- Work with what you have but use them in different places for different purposes
- How to refresh your living room with simply touches
- Bring glamour and beauty back into your bedroom – Just open up the pages
- Wow your guests with your decoration wit when they sit down in your new dining room
- Where to look and how to plan
- Make decorating fun and inexpensive
‘Decorating your Home on a Budget’ provides you with the ultimate resource for achieving the style and fashion you didn't think possible because of financial constraints. So get off the couch and instead of watching those other homeowners on TV, become a Do-It-Yourself Decorator today!This book shows you how. You can do it!