The New Design Rules: How to Decorate and Renovate, from Start to Finish: An Interior Design Book (Hardcover)
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“An approachable guide for anyone who is looking for tools and resources to create a home that speaks to who they are and what they love.”—Joanna Gaines
Whether you’re embarking on a weekend refresh or complete renovation, interior designer Emily Henderson wants you to take risks with your home design without experiencing regret. In this visually driven decorating bible punctuated with photographs from real homes and colorful illustrations, she takes you through her entire process, including every single decision she makes when it comes to picking paint, arranging furniture, hanging window treatments, and deciding on lighting fixtures. You'll also learn when to hire a contractor versus an architect versus a handyperson, all the materials to consider (and why you might want to skip those marble countertops), proper measurements of the elements in each room, and so much more. By the end of the book, you'll feel more confident when it comes to visualizing the home of your dreams, and you'll finally know how to make it happen.
Jessica Cumberbatch-Anderson is an award-winning writer, editor, and content strategist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Style Magazine, Architectural Digest, Elle, Decor, and more.
“Designing can be an overwhelming process, even for professionals, but Emily’s book is not only beautiful—it’s also a digestible playbook on how to make educated decisions for any lifestyle (emphasis on style). The New Design Rules empowers you to become a designer with confidence. Each page is filled with tried-and-tested tips that encourage you to make disruptive design decisions guaranteed to work for you and your home.”—Bobby Berk, cohost of Netflix’s Queer Eye
“This beautiful book is a real game changer! As someone who recently bought a house, I’ve had so many questions. This book tackles those design conundrums, providing tips that are equally helpful to design professionals (like me!) and design novices. The images are beautiful and aspirational, yet the whole thing is written in a charming, accessible way that welcomes everyone to the table. This is a must-read for any design enthusiast!”—Orlando Soria, interior designer and author of Get It Together!