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Home Love - Megan Morton

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Published: 21st March 2012
For Ages: 18+ years old
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'Bringing out a room's 'inner fabulousness' by minimising its faults and maximising its assets just got easier.' Herald Sun

Whether you're mid-renovation or just decoratively bored, this handsome guide to home decorating will provide you with the real tips you need to complete the project to everyone's lasting satisfaction and delight. Learn how to use colour, furniture, objects and the art of arrangement to realise a room's aesthetic and functional potential; how to enjoy the room once the paint is dry; and how to do it all within your budget. Distilling timeless advice from designers, decorators, architects, retailers and stylists, Home Love will help you turn the frustrations of interior decorating into moments of creative triumph.

About the Author

Living and breathing all matters of the home, Megan Morton has been called on to style, design and work her 'house whispering' powers for celebrities, magazines and her next-door neighbours. Her work has been featured on the cover of international glossies including Elle Decoration UK and Vanity Fair. Locally, her clients include Vogue Living, In Style and Inside Out magazines. Her column for the 'Good Weekend' magazine in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age inspired this book. When she's not designing homes and styling mantelpieces, Megan works with corporate clients creating 'luxury atmospheres' for special occasions and dreams up beautiful rooms that make people obscenely happy.

Introduction

Spending my formative years on a banana farm in Queensland really gave my imagination lots of scope. Ours was a desolate family home in terms of decoration (but super-fun in terms of family life!). For colour I was left with not much more than the bananas (hence my general love for yellow) and beautiful clear blue sunny skies.

I'm convinced that keen observation might be the best attribute for a designer or stylist, and I have the same excited feelings now about redecorating my room as I did as a wide-eyed child. I'm also convinced that sharing is the best way to keep the world beautiful, as there is no point keeping it all to yourself! I'm a firm believer that when you're willing to share what you know, others share with you – it's the power of karmic knowledge.

There are dozens of decorating lessons in this book, some of which originally appeared in my Sydney Morning Herald/The Age 'Good Weekend' column 'DIY Home', but I couldn't stand the thought of dishing out old words, so I've added lots to each. Some of the other lessons are brand new, and cover topics I just had to write about (such as 'Hanging with the French' on page 112).

I write not only as a design professional and a stylist but also as someone who shares their home with three children (by the time HOME LOVE appears), a husband and a schnauzer. I love the indecently beautiful as well as the practical, and I believe that beautiful rooms are rarely accidental. Logic always underpins their success – along with the alignment of lots of decorative stars. I treat rooms with a very black-and-white attitude, and find that in my line of work there isn't a lot of room for 'grey' (unless it's a wall colour – Bauwerk 20/20, please!). So whether you're living solo in an apartment or decorating the family home, if you do it with conviction, you've taken a step in the right direction. I love making rooms with all my heart and dedicate this book to every stylist, designer and decorator who bring spaces to life.

Megan Morton

ISBN: 9781921383212
ISBN-10: 1921383216
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 21st March 2012
Dimensions (cm): 25.6 x 25.4  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 25.6