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    DescriptionAsk almost anyone to describe their ideal home, and the chances are that it'll be spacious and glamorously decorated, as though it has leapt straight from the pages of a glossy magazine. But enviable decor alone does not result in happiness. The days of simply 'getting the look' are over; we are now more interested in achieving a contented home life than in considering purely the aesthetics of our interiors. After all, home is not simply a pretty backdrop to life, but a practical and integral part of it. In this timely new book, interiors expert Rebecca Winward first considers what makes our homes so vital to our happiness, then outlines the basic principles that create a happy home. The main part of the book follows a clear room-by-room arrangement, with sections on such elements as layout, colour, coverings for walls and floors, storage and accessories for each main space in the house. Useful, down-to-earth advice is accompanied by inspirational photographs from stylish homes of all kinds, and every chapter concludes with a list of dos and don'ts for achieving the perfect happy room. Happy Home is not so much about a certain style as about a certain style philosophy. Follow these principles, and your home will be functional, beautiful - and ultimately happier.

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    Happy Home
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rebecca Winward
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 220 mm
    Height: 258 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 1,139 g
    ISBN 13: 9781858945712
    ISBN 10: 1858945712

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HOU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    BIC subject category V2: WJK
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    LC classification: NK
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    Abridged Dewey: 747
    B&T General Subject: 280
    B&T Approval Code: A04303000
    BISAC V2.8: DES010000
    DC22: 747.3
    DC23: 747
    Thema V1.0: WJK
    Illustrations note
    250 colour illustrations
    Merrell Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Merrell Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    18 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    REBECCA WINWARD, formerly Editor of Period Ideas magazine, is a journalist who has written for numerous publications, including House & Garden, Elle Decoration, Good Homes, Homes & Antiques, Grow Your Own and Natural Health.
    Review quote
    'Happy Home by Rebecca Winward is a practical guide to creating a stylish home that suits your needs, illustrated with relaxed interiors you'd love to live in.' - THE SUNDAY TIMES 'Plenty of inspirational photography to pore over' - UTOPIA MAGAZINE 'Wonderful book' - LIVING NORTH MAGAZINE '... interiors expert and former magazine editor, Rebecca Winward, takes us on a journey' - ESSENTIALS MAGAZINE 'Balancing practicality with versatile interior style is a fine art ... Happy Home is our new mantra for creating a down-to-earth home which combines both in equal measure' - LAURA ASHLEY BLOG 'Generous with practical ideas for individual interior decorating schemes' - PERIOD LIVING