A Girl's Guide to Decorating

A Girl's Guide to Decorating


By (author) Abigail Ahern

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  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 193mm x 249mm x 23mm | 907g
  • Publication date: 20 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844007308
  • ISBN 13: 9781844007301
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 65,729

Product description

A Girl's Guide to Decorating is a hip, practical decorating guide full of insider advice, cool and original ideas, fabulously glossy photography and clever tips for turning your space into a fabulous stylish pad - without spending a lot of money. Internationally renowned designer and stylist Abigail Ahern imparts her expertise on all aspects of home decoration - from the initial planning of a space to make it work for you, right through to the small details that will add a touch of glamour and make it unique. Abigail includes simple suggestions for how to approach every room in your house and all major decorating techniques are fully explained - from hanging wallpaper and painting walls, windows and doors, to creating shelving and achieving different lighting effects. Easy to follow step-by-step instructions and accompanying photography will inspire you to try your hand at every suggestion. Chapters are based around the fundamental elements of home design: space, colour, light, texture and the individual touches that make it your own. Abigail encourages you to be brave with colour and pattern and to make a bold statement with your home. With Abigail's insider knowledge, you can effortlessly turn something cheap from the high street into a unique and luxurious focus piece. With her low cost tips and idea adding instant glamour that are super easy to put into practice, Abigail proves that style has nothing to do with money.

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Author information

Designer, stylist and owner of one of London's leading interiors stores, Abigail Ahern is passionate about design. Internationally renowned for her uncompromising taste she is one of the foremost buyers in the world of interiors. Heralded as 'style spotter-extraordinaire' by The Times newspaper she has established her position at the front of the design trail with her original interpretation of trends, her unique sense of style and a wholly practical approach to interiors. ATELIER Abigail Ahern was recently voted one of the coolest places to shop in the UK by Elle Decoration magazine. Her successful tailor-made interior design service focuses on developing individuality through the way we design. Her commissions are varied including accessorising a 28,000 square foot Grand Spa for the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Palm Beach, debuting in Spring 2008; re-styling and branding a chain of hotels in the Middle East; and numerous residential and commercial projects.