Elements of Style - Erin T. Gates (Hardcover)

Designing a Home & a Life

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Description

A fully illustrated book packed with honest advice, inspiration, ideas, and lessons learned about designing a home that reflects your style.

Product Details

Barcode
9781476744872
Department
Books
Released
7 Oct 2014
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Erin Gates
Erin T. Gates
Subtitle
Designing a Home and a Life
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Language
English
Number of Pages
272
Dimensions
232 x 187 x 28mm (1.14kg)

Annotation

  • "From the star blogger and designer Erin Gates, Elements of Style is a fresh, approchable interior design book that shows how designing a home is also a method of personal expression and self-discovery. Drawing on her 10 years of experience running her own design firm, Erin combines practical, honest design advice and gorgeous professional photographs and illustrations with personal essays about lessons she has learned while designing her own home and her own life--the first being: none of our homes or lives are perfect. She reveals the disasters she confronted in her own kitchen renovation, her struggles with anorexia, her epic fight with her husband over a plexiglass table, and her secrets for starting a successful blog. Organized by rooms in the home,Elements of Style is brimming with design inspiration and ideas as well as advice on practical matters like choosing kitchen counter materials, dressing a bed with pillows, hanging a curtain rod, and decorating a nursery without using pink or blue. The book also contains a Foreword by Erin's husband, Andrew, and an extensive Resource Guide"--

Summary

From the rising-star designer and author of the hit blog, Elements of Style, a full-color, fully illustrated book packed with honest advice, inspiration, ideas, and lessons learned about designing a home that reflects your personality and style.

Elements of Style is a uniquely personal and practical decorating guide that shows how designing a home can be an outlet of personal expression and an exercise in self-discovery. Drawing on her ten years of experience in the interior design industry, Erin combines honest design advice and gorgeous professional photographs and illustrations with personal essays about the lessons she has learned while designing her own home and her own life&;the first being: none of our homes or lives is perfect. Like a funny best friend, she reveals the disasters she confronted in her own kitchen renovation, her struggles with anorexia, her epic fight with her husband over a Lucite table, and her secrets for starting a successful blog.

Organized by rooms in the house, Elements of Style invites readers into Erin&;s own home as well as homes she has designed for clients. Fresh, modern, and colorful, it is brimming glamour and style as well as advice on practical matters from choosing kitchen counter materials to dressing a bed with pillows, picking a sofa, and decorating a nursery without cartoon characters. You&;ll also find a charming foreword by Erin&;s husband, Andrew, and an extensive Resource and Shopping Guide that provides an indispensable a roadmap for anyone embarking on their first serious home decorating adventure. With Erin&;s help, you can finally make your house your home.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Decorating
BISAC Subject 1
Design / Interior Decorating
BISAC Subject 2
House & Home / General
BISAC Subject 3
Design / Interior Decorating
BIC Classification 1
Interior design, decor & style guides
Library Subject 1
Interior decoration.
Library Subject 2
DESIGN / Interior Decorating.; bisacsh
Library Subject 3
HOUSE & HOME / Decorating.; bisacsh
Dewey Classification
747

Author Bio

Erin T. Gates is a Boston-based interior designer, blogger, and curator of all things stylish. She began her blog, Elements of Style, in 2007 and formed her own design company, Erin Gates Design, shortly thereafter. Her work and writing have been featured in publications, such as O, The Oprah Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, House Beautiful, Boston Magazine, Inside Weddings, and Better Homes and Gardens. She is married to Andrew Gates and is mom to her two furry kids, Baxter and Oliver. They live in Boston. Visit Erin at ElementsofStyleBlog.com.