Decorating for the first time can be completely overwhelming. How do you find your style? How do you keep expenses under control? What essential pieces does every home need for maximum functionality and flair? How will you merge tastes--and stuff--to create a space that feels like home to you both? Here to take the guesswork out of decorating is "The Nest Home Design Handbook, " a practical, gorgeous, room-by-room guide to giving your place unique and affordable style.
Learn how to:
-Design with your inner stylist in mind
-Arrange your living room
-Mix modern pieces and Mom's hand-me-downs
-Choose the right paint colors
-Freshen a formal kitchen space
-Make a small space look bigger
-Hang pictures properly
-Jazz up your walls
-Buy good furniture (on a budget)
-Kill the clutter
PLUS: Suggestions for displaying your stuff in fun and interesting ways, DIY wall art ideas, tips for organizing every room, information on basic home repairs, and more.
About the Author
Carley Roney is the co-founder and editor in chief of The Knot, Inc. Carley built one of the largest networks of lifestyle Web sites-all while enduring three pregnancies, countless late-night breast-feeding sessions, toddler milestones, and temper tantrums. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
Ellen Silverman's photographs appear regularloy in magazines such as Eating Well and Food & Wine, and she has photographed numerous cookbooks and cookbook covers. She maintains a studio in New York.