Elements of Style

Elements of Style

Designing A Home and A Life

Book - 2014
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"From the star blogger and designer Erin Gates, Elements of style is a fresh, approachable 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"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2014
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476744872
Branch Call Number: 747 GAT
Characteristics: xv, 318 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm


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karo Feb 10, 2015

I really enjoyed this book, and I actually READ it! It's not just pretty pictures. Well written and engaging stories. Highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys design or is looking for some inspiration.

debwalker Jan 26, 2015

Much more than a decorating book....Gates shares her life with us, including her painful teen experiences with anorexia and BDD. Interesting insights about how the home tells the story of your life journey. Along with lots of practical ideas for decorating on the cheap!

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