The No-Rules Approach to Interior Design
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Recently a friend suggested I check out the book, "Undecorate"
by Christiane Lemieux. She is the creative force behind "Dwell Studio".
So I hurried over to Amazon.com to take a look.
I'd already heard a little bit about it but I was surprised by the preview images I found at Amazon.com.
These images represent my kind of decorating.
Decorating that is as individual as the person that lives in the space.
A mix of items that compliment but are very unexpected.
Many of these photos are from Andy Newcom's home which was recently showcased
in Lonny as an excerpt from "Undecorate".
These are not rooms that could easily be duplicated.
They show the homeowners individualism.
But that doesn't mean they aren't very inspiring.
Gosh! I love this house.
This image from the book is from the home of my friend and blogger
Although, in true artistic style...her home has evolved from this look.
She is always mixing things up.
I just have to share a little of the text written by Christiane.
This paragraph appears early on in the book...
But with the proliferation of design websites and personal blogs, a whole
new window has opened up: I get to see how people are actually living,
whether it's with the bedding, tabletop, and home accessories we design at DwellStudio
or with the stuff they've turned up while trolling Ebay.
I used to turn to the experts - the fashion and interior designers of the world.
These days, I much prefer to go to the amateurs.
The Internet offers so much proof that the most vibrant style ideas
are coming from the minds of real people.
A foreword by Deborah Needleman former editor of Domino states:
This is decorating that is passionate and particular.
Each of the homes featured could only be the home of the person who made it,
so much does each reflect and enhance the individual lives it contains.
Anyway....this book is a must read for me and a copy is on its way.
It celebrates a constantly evolving space; a space that is completely your own; a creative space;
not one that has been dictated to you by a designer or furniture showroom.
I'll tell you what I think of the book after it arrives or you can order your copy from Amazon
and we'll discuss...just like Oprah's Book Club but this will be the
You still have time to enter my Shabby Apple Giveaway...
You get to choose which dress.....
I'll choose a winner on April 15.