Synopses & Reviews
Good-bye dorm, so long mom and dad, and hello new digs! Whether your rent, buy, or share your first home or apartment, getting it to look great without spending a lot of money can be a challenge. Yee-Fan Sun comes to the rescue with this engaging guide to decorating, refurbishing, and repurposing so you can leave those milk crate bookshelves and sagging futons behind. Packed with DIY solutions and guidance on how to personalize your new home, First Digs
covers everything you need to know to decorate, organize, and maintain a cool, comfortable space that reflects your own unique style.
First Digs features:
· Guidelines on how to prioritize and allocate a miniscule budget
· Savvy bargain-hunting advice
· How to spruce up home furnishings
· Tips on painting like a pro
· Illustrations throughout
· DIY projects for lighting, slipcovers, window treatments, wall hangings, and more!
Learn how to make the move into your first home a little easier, much more creative, and a lot of fun!
"Sun, founder of digsmagazine.com, a 'home & living guide for the post-college, pre-parenthood, quasi-adult generation,' compiles her design and decorating knowledge in this nifty book that deserves to be on the short list of college graduation presents. Sun rushes through pre-move-in decisions (go solo or find a roommate? Live in sin? What's more important-location or size?) before plunging into a bevy of budget-minded decorating tips. Some of the information, like shopping at thrift stores and estate sales, is common sense, but little tips like bringing a blanket, bungee cord and rope to ensure large items make it home in one piece set the book apart. It's chapter four that will end up the most dog-eared, as it's home to a multitude of tips on thoughtfully decorating apartments: finding focal points, paring down to the essentials and planning it out on paper first will all be of tremendous help for novices. By artfully walking the line between open-mindedness and a knowledge of one's own decorating style, those following Sun's advice will be rewarded with an affordably decorated, unique and comfortable home." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Packed with do-it-yourself solutions and guidance on personalizing a space, this guide offers tips on decorating, organizing, and maintaining a comfortable, fashionable space.
About the Author
a graduate of Harvard University, is the founder of www.digsmagazine.com, an online magazine that provides practical home and living information for the "post-college, pre-parenthood, quasi-adult generation."