Posted on July 17, 2012 by Vielle + Frances Contributor | 0 comments
A plethora of practical ideas for home improvement. Using interiors created by designers and decorators from all over the world, and incorporating the latest in furniture and object design, this book is a treasure trove of ideas for decorating the home, whether a house in the woods, an airy urban loft, or a post-collegiate studio. Aimed at a general audience, it offers hundreds of useful ideas, tips, suggestions, advice, and solutions for anyone interested in decorating a first-time home or remodeling an existing space. The book begins with an overview of space, lighting, color, and furniture and continues with a thorough review of the options available when considering flooring, wall coverings, window treatments, color schemes, incorporating furniture, and lighting for every room of the home. "Do and do not" tips are sprinkled throughout, and this sourcebook of inspirational ideas and themes addresses even the toughest design challenges on the road to transforming any space, big or small. Beautiful photographs, drawings, and informative sidebars make this volume a one-stop basic resource for interior design.
An indispensable source of inspiration and insightful advice for anyone undertaking home design or redecoration on any scale or budget. Kelly Hoppen is a world-renowned designer who has pioneered a simple yet opulent style that has won her numerous accolades and awards for her stunning interiors. While her designs are best known for symmetry, straight lines, and neutral color, she also pioneered softening strict minimalism with rounded, feminine forms, splashes of color, and fusing vintage and modern pieces for greater depth and patina. Her latest book is the summation of her twenty-five-year career in which she brings together all the strands of her trademark style and offers a unified vision of creating great interiors. The heart of this highly visual and inspirational book is a room-by-room master class, which includes checklists and expert advice for approaching interior design no matter the shape, size, or unique hurdles of a room. A combination of illustrative sketches, mood boards, and evocative photographs illustrates how to turn a concept into reality. Design decisions and dilemmas are covered, from assessing a room, reconfiguring space, and dealing with awkward layouts to planning lighting, choosing materials, and positioning furniture. The book features unique editorial elements and design devices throughout: "inspiration boxes," specific problems and solutions, and a special feature called "blank canvas transformed," which shows a sample space designed in several ways highlighting the effect of different styles, moods, and approaches.