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The Nest Home Design Handbook: Simple Ways to Decorate, Organize, and Personalize Your Placeby Carley Roney
Synopses & Reviews
Decorating for the first time can be completely overwhelming. How do you find your style? How do you keep expenses under control? What essential pieces does every home need for maximum functionality and flair? How will you merge tastes—and stuff—to create a space that feels like home to you both? Here to take the guesswork out of decorating is The Nest Home Design Handbook, a practical, gorgeous, room-by-room guide to giving your place unique and affordable style.
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!
Pretty Prudent Home is part design book, part DIY guidebook, with beautiful photography inviting readers to tackle projects both simple and sophisticated. With images from the authorsandrsquo; homes, as well as those of trendsetters around the world, fans are given an in-depth look into the lives and design sensibilities of a wide spectrum of stylish, aspirational, yet down-to-earth families. With modern projects that include repainting thrift store finds, repurposing vintage heirlooms, creating quick window treatments, sewing your first hand-me-down quilt, and even tips on the easiest ways to throw a last-minute party or host a bake sale, Pretty Prudent Home offers practical projects and a large dose of Boneau and Curtisandrsquo;s trademark banter and whimsy to help you create a truly inspired yet livable home.
Founder of the popular wedding and lifestyle Web sites The Knot and The Nest, Roney offers organizing tips, personalization pointers, and high-impact decorideas that will inspire nesters to let go of the stress and focus on creatinga fun, stylish, and comfortable home.
About the Author
Carley Roney is the editor in chief of the hip lifestyle website TheNest.com, and cofounder of the world's favorite wedding brand, TheKnot.com. She is the author of ten books from The Knot and The Nest and appears regularly on Oprah, Today, and The View.
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