Forget perfection - Decorating with Style gives you the confidence to take risks with interior design, embrace what you love, and fill your home with infectiously fabulous stuff: comforting, inviting and imbued with personality. Decorating Abigail Ahern style is about creating spaces that make you happy - not just buying the latest 'it' chair. According to the internationally renowned interior designer, the most successful homes always have an element of the unexpected. Good taste is wonderful, but without a touch of eccentricity - some tension between spontaneity and rigour, refinement and rebellion - beautifully co-ordinated rooms can leave you cold. Proving that style has nothing to do with money and everything to do with confidence, Abigail goes back to basics to help you determine your own style, then demonstrates how to take interiors to the next level by mixing and layering different styles and eras; injecting intrigue into a room with some maximalist lighting or a decorative rug; playing around with scale, colour and texture to create an enchanting, idiosyncratic vibe. Packed with original ideas, beautiful photography, speedy updates and easy DIY projects - that transform affordable furniture and accessories into something you'd see in a designer showroom - this hip, hands-on guide offers all the tips, tricks and inspiration you need to create a stylish home. For style-conscious girls on a budget, interior design just got fun ...
About the Author
Designer, stylist, shopkeeper and author of the bestselling interiors tome A Girl's Guide to Decorating, Abigail Ahern is renowned for her eclectic, super-exuberant style, her original take on trends and a wholly practical approach to interiors. She is the owner of the eponymous London interiors store, designer of a signature product range, and co-presenter of Channel 4's hit makeover show Get Your House in Order. Established as one of the world's most exciting decorators, Abigail travels the globe transforming commercial and residential properties, sourcing beautiful finds, and blogging from the frontline of interior design at abigailahern. She lives in east London with her husband Graham and their two dogs, Maud and Mungo.
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I was pretty disappointed upon opening this book. While the hard bound material is of high quality, the contents well below expectations. There are so many things not great about it; photos were dark and uselessly dramatic, dull and uninspiring, decorations look garish and too cluttered. Unfortunately most of the decorating styles presented will not stand the test of time. Some tips are helpful but I will not apply them at all. I would prefer to return this book if possible, otherwise it will be donated to charity.
I had the luck of meeting Abigail (author) at a book launch in Sydney.
Was busy and missed out on the book and personal signing etc.
The book is genius. Lover her style and how she breaks the rules with Interior Design!
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st February 2013
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.0 x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.97