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Decorate: 1000 Professional Design Ideas for Every Room in the House

Decorate: 1000 Professional Design Ideas for Every Room in the House

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By (author) Holly Becker, By (author) Joanna Copestick

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  • Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 214mm x 272mm x 32mm | 1,520g
  • Publication date: 25 March 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1906417504
  • ISBN 13: 9781906417505
  • Sales rank: 15,459

Product description

Decorate is the 100,000-copy global interior-design bestseller by writer, stylist and acclaimed blogger Holly Becker. In Decorate Holly has worked with writer, editor and designer Joanna Copestick to bring together clever, creative and quirky advice from the world's best designers and architects. With over 1,000 inspirational design ideas from the likes of Kelly Hoppen, Jonathan Adler and Abigail Ahern you will learn the essential tools of the interior design trade you need to transform every room of your house. Divided into 4 sections: *Space Matters will give you pointers on how to assess the space you have and work with it. *Setting Your Style will help you develop your personal style and showcases a number of interior styles to get you started. *Room by Room includes case studies and provides detailed room plans for practical guidance. *Attention to Detail outlines the vital finishing touches that can make or break an interior. Decorate is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in how their home looks, and will provide fresh inspiration every time you dip inside it.

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Author information

Holly Becker, an American freelance journalist, design consultant, and stylist, launched the decor8 blog in January 2006, and it is now an established site known as a reliable design resource with over a million page views monthly and 48,000 daily readers. In addition, Holly is a weekly columnist at Real Simple magazine online. She has also worked for a number of online magazines, including Domino and Cookie, and a television network, and she was a bi-weekly columnist for the Boston Globe in their Style & Arts section. Joanna Copestick is a writer and editor specializing in interior design and decoration. She is the author of more than ten books, including Decorate, Perfect Palettes (with Stephanie Hoppen), The Family Home, Children's Rooms, Vital Colour and Smart Storage and her work has appeared in the Evening Standard, Red and Junior magazines. She has also worked as an interior designer, creating and adapting comfortable family homes, and has appeared on television and radio.

Customer reviews

By Koby Campbell 22 Apr 2012 5

I love this book!!! It is sooo jam-packed full of inspirational photos and ideas! No matter what your style is, you are sure to gets some inspiration for your home!
There are more pictures than actual descriptions but this is exactly what i was looking for - lots of visual ideas :)
A great addition to any home decor collection

By liberal sprinkles 15 Aug 2011 5

I love Holly's blog Decor8 and I'm enjoying this book too. I was a bit overwhelmed when I first got it, I didn't know quite where to start; there's just so much to absorb and admire. Decorate is choke-ful of information, ideas and resources. It covers a range of style although it leans a little toward the country and vintage, shabby chic look.

I liked: the fountain of ideas and tips; the great photos and the use of visuals to explain concepts and ideas; the quotes on every facing page from designers, writers and other professionals; the house tours. The book makes interior decorating accessible to anyone and is filled with suggestions that are DIY-able and easy to realize in scope and budget.

There's so much in this book it's pretty easy to get lost in all that eye candy. But the book is divided into 4 sections (Space Matters; Setting Your Style; Room by Room; Attention to Detail) that helps you navigate this library of ideas and formulate your own creative plans.

Unless you're very specific about which style you like and it's not represented here, I think most readers will be able to take away at least a few things from this book. Excellent value for money.

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'A beautiful book of practical but quirky professional decorating tips' Independent on Sunday 'This book will teach you the essential tools of the trade, from where to place furniture, to how to dress a room with individual style.' Build It 'A breath of fresh air as it combines colourful, eclectic interiors with fantastically practical advice' Resident 'Teeming with clever and creative advice collated from global designers and architects.' Utopia Kitchen & Bathroom 'All the tips you'll need to assess your space and give it the look that reflects you perfectly' Your Home 'The hottest homes book right now' Sainsbury's Magazine 'Packed full of personality and with more than 1,000 decorating ideas and inspirational pictures. It's hard to pick a favourite section with all those gorgeous photos. Four stars ****' House & Home (Ireland) 'A fascinating source of insight and guidance from those in the know' Mollie Makes 'This is definitely the interiors book for the keen designer' Houseofpaulinteriors.blogspot.com Bursting with pearls of decorating wisdom Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms