- Gebundene Ausgabe: 192 Seiten
- Verlag: Jacqui Small; Auflage: UK ed. (31. Oktober 2012)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1906417776
- ISBN-13: 978-1906417772
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 21,6 x 2,8 x 27,2 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 238.164 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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Decorate Workshop: A Creative 8 Step Process for Transforming Your Home (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 31. Oktober 2012
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'Packed full of inspiring ideas and useful styling tips - this is the perfect go-to handbook when decorating your home.' Country Homes & Interiors 'Decorate Workshop includes tips on everything from identifying your personal style to making floor plans and curating a room. It also encourages us to be more daring, especially when it comes to colour.' Life & Style 'Beautifully illustrated with inspiring pictures.' -- Kate Burt Independent on Sunday 'Great sections on how to experiment with colour and pattern.' -- Trish Lorenz
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Holly Becker is founder of the hugely popular design blog Decor8 and author of Decorate. She is a columnist at Real Simple online and lives in Hannover, Germany.
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I love how this book was designed to be written in, yet isn't full of blank pages. You definitely get your money's worth in this purchase.
This book really helps you discover what YOU want in a space, and that's going to give you longevity in your decorating budget and a greater satisfaction in the process. It's not preachy or pushing a certain agenda or aesthetic, so even if the book's design is not your style, this book will still work for you!
I gave this to my mother for Christmas and she also loves it. We're going through it together as we work on redecorating her master bedroom. It's fun seeing her open her mind up to new ideas simply because this book has guided her through the process of discovering what SHE really wants. Some of this is stuff I could've -and have- told her myself, but when she discovers it on her own it goes over better, ha ha (and we don't always have people around us who can tell us these things, right?)! Other things she decides to do are surprising to me, but then they've started conversations where I've learned new stuff about my own mother!
Even if you don't have a specific room in mind, this book is a helpful way to reevaluate 'problem' areas. It's already helping me make some changes in a few places in my own home.
One more great aspect is that this book is so nicely structured and planned out! It works well for people like me who think all linear and logically, but it also works well for somebody like my mom, who thinks more visually/spatially.
The only thing I don't like has to do with the publisher, not Holly Becker. There were some copyediting errors in the book. Not so many as to make the book annoying, but enough where you think somebody dropped the ball at the publishing house. This was not the case with her other book, 'Decorate', so I was surprised. Perhaps this will be fixed in later editions. However, the book still has wonderful content and a lovely layout, so go ahead and buy it!
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The format includes some lined pages with questions that you're meant to answer in the book itself. For example, the page for 'What do you enjoy doing in these rooms?' has fill-in options for the bedroom, the bathroom, etc. It also includes unsexy questions meant to keep you on budget and avoid potential pitfalls. Normally I loathe books that include the dreaded words, 'make a list' - but I might actually give these a try, because they do seem useful and geared towards a practical outcome.
As for the rest of the text, I'm pretty sure Captain Obvious was the uncredited ghost writer. There are a lot of clichés along the lines of 'you won't know unless you try' and 'the more you do something... the better you will get at it.' And just in case you've spent the last twenty years in a coma: 'a blog is a web log, or an online journal...' The resources section is meagre, but will serve well for those readers who can't find their own way towards West Elm or Crate and Barrel. It's all fine really and certainly nothing I'd disagree with, I was just hoping for a little more.
However, this book is worth buying for the lovely big photos. I picked it up with the intention of a quick thumb-through, and ended up turning the pages slowly, absorbed in all the little details of the rooms. This is what you buy BOOKS for, what you don't get in a blog. It's similar to her other book, Decorate, but it's more about a structure and process rather than a collection of ideas. Get both if you can.
This is a nicely printed paperback book with a neat dustjacket that folds open to reveal a photo collage on the inside. The paperback format reinforces the idea of a workbook that can be written in, but the professional layouts and Debi Treloar's excellent photography make it so pretty that I hesitate to do so. The quality is higher than most of the hardback decor books I've received lately. It's not for the coffee table, but it would definitely make a nice gift for someone thinking about decoration, or moving into a first apartment.
As for my personal preferences, the book is very good in text, but its visual row does not speak to me. Nevertheless I put five stars as I bought this book for its text with analytical framework, and it's worth buying and reading.
My visual preferences are more conservative and with another color choices for living spaces.