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Home Decor Cheat Sheets
THE MOST IMPORTANT CONCEPTS OF HOME DESIGN, DECOR, AND FURNISHING SIMPLIFIED INTO 300 FRIENDLY, EASIEST-TO-UNDERSTAND GRAPHICS
Home Decor Cheat Sheets shows you the dos, the don’ts and the timeless design rules for a perfectly coordinated space. These colorful, easy-to-understand illustrations teaching you everything needed to beautifully furnish, arrange and decorate your home. In mere seconds, you’re able to grasp the vital concepts needed to give your house an inspiring look, including how to:
• Properly Match Furniture Styles
• Brighten Rooms with Natural Light
• Stylishly Arrange Wall Art
• Perfectly Fit the Rug to the Room
• Create Dramatic Lighting Effects
• Add Elegance Using Throw Pillows
This book is amazing – it really helps create the perfect language when talking about furniture. As someone who is constantly working how to save money, this book truly helped me nail a few concept ideas. I had no idea that there were so many styles and names for things. The visuals are fun and cute. I love the intro before each chapter which gives enough information to have a new perspective but doesn’t overwhelm your mind in a pretentious way. Just thinking about the fact that tiles patterns and shapes can change the look and scale of a room completely was insight we hadn’t thought about before. I appreciated the new perspective.
This book uses illustrations to help you identify different styles of furniture and decor, AND helps you pair them! This book goes through the basics. The things you thought you knew with furniture, rug placement, table heights and pros and cons might have been wrong or just not the best choice. I found the description of the different styles of furniture, Transitional, Classic and Modern helpful in realizing that type of furniture I really like.
I love the illustrations in this book, especially on how to arrange your photos or artwork on your walls. This book is simple and easy to use, with cute illustrations that cover everything from top, lights to bottom, rugs and even door handles and nail types.
Jessica Probus is a writer, editor and designer living and working in New York City. She has worked as an interior designer, set designer, prop stylist, and production designer in New York and Atlanta, including at the experimental theater show Sleep No More. Her writing can be found at McSweeney’s, BuzzFeed and The Billfold, among other places. She is currently the DIY editor at BuzzFeed and a designer at HomePolish and she lives in Queens with her partner and an ever-growing collection of plants.
Alice Mongkongllite is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Los Angeles. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Design | Media Arts and has since worked at an advertising agency, mobile gaming startup, and in various cafés around the world while freelancing. She is currently a graphic designer at BuzzFeed. She lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend.
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