Tuesday, July 29, 2008

FLIP & REVERSE IT!

August 1st will be my twenty-something birthday & I have been in a complete renewal phase at the moment from reorganizing my closet to renovating and decorating my home & work studio ~ My current objects of obsession are Metropolitan Home's RENOVATE & DECORATE, two books that are filled with innovative ideas & insider tips from the Top Pros in Design and Architecture..


Both books provides a wealth of knowledge when it comes to renovation and design. However I truly adore RENOVATE. It's truly an inspiration to see how one can transform a space into an immaculate dwelling. Metropolitan Home RENOVATE has created a guide to renovation that is both visually dazzling and filled with practical advice. Each makeover, from the highly pragmatic to the purely aesthetic, is well-illustrated with before and after photos, and all include floor plans. Divided into seven style-specific chapters the book presents homeowners with a wealth of helpful, easily implemented design lessons and provides creative solutions to renovation problems. The book presents homeowners with a wealth of helpful, easily implemented design lessons and provides creative solutions to renovation problems.

DECORATE by Michael Lassell

This is a gem of a book! Metropolitan Home Decorate uncovers the secrets of the Professionals. This lovely page turner can help anyone turn your Home from Drab to Fabulous! With its focus on current trends, this book offers advice and insight from some of the top designers working today. It's an investment for anyone who is contemplating redecorating! The 33 projects that are collected in this book are captured beautifully and are given in depth explanations. It will give you so many ideas about transforming your space into your dream house (or office), that you'll want to start repainting your bedroom as soon as you spot your favorite room in the book. DECORATE concentrates on design and decoration, rather than new construction or structural renovation (I highly recommend purchasing both RENOVATE & DECORATE), hoping that the lessons of each location included will be realistic goals for many homeowners no matter what your aesthetics may be. What I absolutely adore about the book is the straight-shooting advice from the pros to help you avoid costly errors, as well as the "Key to the Style" box which explains the designer's approach and concepts, & the "What the Pros Know" sidebars which help you gain insight into the ways in which the theoretical becomes possible no matter what kind of space you inhabit!
To purchase these books go to www.hfmbooks.com