Synopses & Reviews
Design enthusiasts are bombarded with beautiful inspiration at every turn, but many lack the foundation necessary to re-create their dream projects. Materially Crafted
is a must-have guide for design mavens seeking to develop their DIY chops, even if theyandrsquo;re embracing their crafty side for the first time. Victoria Hudgins, creator of the popular design blog A Subtle Revelry
, uncovers the best and least intimidating ways to work with the most popular crafting materialsandmdash;from spray paint and concrete to thread, wax, and paperandmdash;and presents more than 30 easy projects to get everyone started.
Peppered with Hudginsandrsquo;s tips for andldquo;merrymaking the everydayandrdquo; (using simple DIY ideas to live life more joyfully) plus inspirational photos of projects created by other prominent bloggers, Materially Crafted is an indispensable guide for a new generation of design enthusiasts looking to DIY their own distinctive style.
"It's like your first pack of Starbursts - exploding with color, homes and sunshine in equal measure. " - Apartment Therapy
andldquo;Her book focuses on materials and great ways (including 30 main projects) to transform them into something special. Iandrsquo;ve already dog-eared a few pages to tackle this spring. . . . This hanging orb planter lets you show off your favorite plants and turn them into a dramatic hanging displayandmdash;or just a single bold strand of statement.andrdquo;
andldquo;This DIY primer is perfect for anyone embracing their crafty side for the first time (or those who just want to keep developing their design chops), like spray painting a chair, making wax bud vases, plaster monograms, French knot artwork, a plywood game table and much more.andrdquo;
In Decorate, the world's top designers and leading decor experts including Kelly Wearstler, Amy Butler, Jonathan Adler, and many others come together to share over 1,000 professional tips, ideas, and solutions for every room and every budget. Written and compiled by Holly Becker, founder of the hugely popular design blog Decor8, and Joanna Copestick, acclaimed lifestyle writer, this intensive home dcor program combines beautiful inspiration with nuts-and-bolts how-to for stunning results. More than 500 gorgeous color photographs provide motivation while line illustrations, checklists, shortcuts, and floor plans make it easy to get started. For those looking to make the most of their home and create stylish interiors, Decorate is the start-to-finish resource to keep on the bookshelf for years to come.
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.
Lauren Liess, an interior designer and founder of the popular blog Pure Style Home, fuses her love of design and the great outdoors into all her work. In Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating, her first book, Lauren invites readers to bring nature inside by mixing the textures of natural elements such as wood and stone with eclectic groupings of modern and quirky vintage pieces. Readers will be inspired by the unique style of these rooms, which include lovely framed botanical prints and Liessandrsquo;s own textile patterns inspired by wildflowers and thistles. The book is divided into three sections: Part I focuses on the fundamental elements of design, with each chapter devoted to a particular element, such as color, lighting, and furniture; Part II addresses the intangibles of designing a space, such as aesthetics and creating a mood; and Part III tackles unique room-specific challenges in every part of the house.
About the Author
Holly Becker is the founder and editor of Decor8blog.com (which has 45,000 daily readers), as well as a columnist for RealSimple.com. She lives in Hannover, Germany.
Joanna Copestick is the author of over ten lifestyle and décor books. She lives in London.
Debi Treloar has photographed for Elle Décor, the Sunday Times, and over thirty books. She lives in London.