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Design Your Home - Shaynna Blaze

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Published: 27th February 2013
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Product Description

With a great understanding of what makes a home work well, and a keen eye for colour detail, Shaynna Blaze shares her many years of experience as an interior designer to help you find the perfect solutions for getting the most out of the place you live in.

Beautifully illustrated throughout, Shaynna takes you on a room-by-room tour of the home. She highlights potential problem areas, suggesting easy and innovative solutions, and describing attractive design alternatives for every room – from the public living areas to the private spaces of bathroom and bedroom and the often problematic home office.

Her down-to-earth approach and stylish ideas, as seen on high-rating TV shows Selling Houses Australia and The Block, mean that anyone – whatever their budget – can create their dream home.

'As an interior designer, I'm here not just to make your home pretty but to solve problems and find solutions. Your home is about you, your life and those you invite into your space. With this book, you'll have the confidence to design a home that functions around the way you live.'

About the Author

Shaynna Blaze is a qualified interior designer who has created stunning interiors in residential and commercial spaces for over twenty years. Shaynna has been a finalist in the Australian Interior Design Awards and her designs have been featured internationally in design magazines and publications such as 1000 Global Interiors. Shaynna is also a resident expert and presenter on LifeStyle Channel's award-winning Selling Houses Australia and a judge on Channel 9's popular home makeover show The Block.

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  • Well written (5)
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Informative and practical ideas

If you are new to renovating this book is a must. Very easy to read and Shaynna's tips on renovating and colour co-ordinating are extrememly helpful and practical. It would appeal to all...Read complete review

If you are new to renovating this book is a must. Very easy to read and Shaynna's tips on renovating and colour co-ordinating are extrememly helpful and practical. It would appeal to all renovatorrs. Its also a beautiful coffee table book.

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Not happy I spent money buying this book

Not at all what I expected as she very much stated the obvious such as art work can be the focal point in a room, how you set the dining room table can give...Read complete review

Not at all what I expected as she very much stated the obvious such as art work can be the focal point in a room, how you set the dining room table can give a formal or informal feeling to the room, trays are good for holding remotes. I was looking more for answers to questions such as can you have too many bold colours in a room, too many paintings on the wall, what are some options for arranging paintings, can a mirror be too big, can I have too many colours in a room. None of these questions were answered. Thanks Shaynna, but I won't buy another book of yours.

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5.0

I am finding the book to be very interesting and informative

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from Cockatoo, Victoria, Australia.

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    It is great to understand some of the rules underlying good interior design. It makes it easy to see how to create an harmonious space, somewhere you can feel relaxed when you live in it.

     
    5.0

    An absolute inspiration

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    from Gold Coast

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      Extremely helpful for those wanting to add a bit of flair to their home. So many ideas and useful tips with Shaynnas wonderful sense of style throughout.

       
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      from Hobart

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        I found the information about planning your kitchen particularly helpful.

         
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        All books received to date

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        from Yanchep, Perth, WA

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          love this book

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          from Bundaberg

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            I can open the book at any page and get great ideas and information.

             
            5.0

            Informative and practical ideas

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            from queensland

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              If you are new to renovating this book is a must. Very easy to read and Shaynna's tips on renovating and colour co-ordinating are extrememly helpful and practical. It would appeal to all renovatorrs. Its also a beautiful coffee table book.

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              4.0

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              from Brisbane, AU

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              The ideas presented in this book were easily absorbed. I found myself seeing my home with different eyes, applying th e principles I had read about. This is a great book to start the mind ticking before redocorating.

               
              5.0

              Fantastic book

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              from Melbourne, Australis

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                After watching the block, I thought I would invest in having her book at
                Home to inspire myself. I love it, you can take things from one chapter
                And combine it with other parts of the book. A great book to browse through
                As a coffee table book as well.

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                Not happy I spent money buying this book

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                from Kingaroy

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                • Disappointing

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                  Not at all what I expected as she very much stated the obvious such as art work can be the focal point in a room, how you set the dining room table can give a formal or informal feeling to the room, trays are good for holding remotes. I was looking more for answers to questions such as can you have too many bold colours in a room, too many paintings on the wall, what are some options for arranging paintings, can a mirror be too big, can I have too many colours in a room. None of these questions were answered. Thanks Shaynna, but I won't buy another book of yours.

                   
                  4.0

                  Informative and very practical

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                  from Melbourne

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                    I loved this book. I found it very easy to read with good, practical advice. I loved the pictures and the summary at the end of each chapter.

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                    ISBN: 9780670076789
                    ISBN-10: 0670076783
                    Audience: General
                    Format: Paperback
                    Language: English
                    Number Of Pages: 256
                    Published: 27th February 2013
                    Country of Publication: AU
                    Dimensions (cm): 27.2 x 23.1  x 1.7
                    Weight (kg): 27.2
                    Edition Number: 1