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
The highly anticipated follow up to the bestselling Cupcakes and Cashmere!
In Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home, Emily Schuman expands on the personal lifestyle advice that her fans loved in her first book and on her popular blog, with a focus on interior design and entertaining at home. The book features never-before-seen content and explores Emilyandrsquo;s accessible design philosophy for decorating and creating a fashionable personal space. In addition, the book includes DIY design projects and party planning ideas. Emily shows readers not only how to create space that is inviting, but also how to welcome guests and entertain in their homes with ease.
In Simple Matters
, Erin Boyle shares her philosophy of small-space living and conscious consumptionandmdash;values she developed living with her husband in a 240-square-foot apartment for three years. Simple Matters embraces the notion that andldquo;living smallandrdquo; is beneficial and accessible to all of usandmdash;whether weandrsquo;re renting a tiny cottage or purchasing a three-story house.
Simple Matters is a nod to the growing consensus that living simply is not only more sustainable, but also more practical and purposeful. Filled with personal essays, recipes, DIY projects, and helpful advice on how to be inventive with a tight space, Erin shows that living simply is about making do with less and ending up with more in exchangeandmdash;more free time, more time with loved ones, more savings, more things of beauty.
About the Author
Emily Schuman is the creator of the award-winning blog Cupcakes and Cashmere.Emily began her blog in 2008 and has been featured in numerous magazines and television shows, including Glamour, Teen Vogue, Lucky Magazine, and the TODAY Show. In 2012, she published her bestselling book, Cupcakes and Cashmere: A Guide for Defining Your Style, Reinventing Your Space, and Entertaining with Ease.