Synopses & Reviews
Making a home is a lifelong pursuit and it starts with your very first place. Suzanne and Lauren McGrath, a motherandndash;daughter team, operate the popular blog Good Bones, Great Pieces. At the core of their philosophy is the belief that every home should have seven essential pieces that can live in almost any room and will always be stylish. The authors explain how to place iconic items of furniture like the love seat and the dresser and rotate them throughout the home as the style or need changes.
Illustrated with photographs of homes and apartments that the McGraths have designed, as well as apartments by some iconic designers, this book is a wonderful resource, whether you are starting out with your first apartment or rethinking the design of your home.
Praise for Good Bones, Great Pieces:
andldquo;The mother and daughter team of Suzanne and Lauren McGrath have created an excellent and useful book for both beginners and more experienced home decorators. Making use of cherished family furniture and objects in combination with affordable and available pieces, the team encourages us all to be both carefree and careful in our creation of a comfortable and comforting home.andrdquo; andmdash;Martha Stewart
andquot;A must-read for first-timers and seasoned home decorators alike.andquot; andndash; Traditional Home
andldquo;Fail-proof guides to insider sources, suggestions on how to reincarnate tired pieces of furniture, and expert weigh-ins from iconic designers like Miles Redd and Robert Couturier are the gloss on the paint.andrdquo; andmdash;ArchitecturalDigest.com
"This book is like MySpace for modern design junkies looking for clever solutions for modest spaces." Rob Forbes, founder, Design Within Reach
From the Web site that attracts more than 3 million unique visitors a month, this groundbreaking book features 40 homes decorated by real people. Over 400 photos show details of all sorts of abodesfrom a tiny rental in Brooklyn to a condo in San Diego to a ranch-style in Miami. Each home profile includes floor plans, detailed resource lists, and "how I did it" explanations from the renters and owners who created fresh and entirely original interiors. Edited and written by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, Apartment Therapy founder and frequent makeover expert on HGTV, this bible of accessible design ideas is the ultimate home decor book for the DIY-savvy.
This groundbreaking book features 40 homes decorated by real people. Each home profile includes floor plans, detailed resource lists, and "how I did it" explanations from the renters and owners who created fresh and entirely original interiors. Illustrated.
About the Author
Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan co-founded apartmenttherapy.com in 2004. With dedicated sites for New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and San Francisco, the site has been praised by the New York Times, ReadyMade, Cool Hunting, and other purveyors of hip. He lives in New York City.