Nothing new in this portfolio of rooms While beautifully photographed there is no resource list of paint colors, retailers, web sources etc if you are interested in duplicating the design ideas Also this book has photos of one of the strangest decorating ideas I ve ever seen, a home owner had all of her books on her built in bookshelves covered in a Burberry style plaid paper I m guessing they don t read Pretty book to skim through but I don t recommend buying. I received an Advance Reader s Copy of this book on Net Galley Beautiful inspiration photos for those who like modern country, shabby chic, or whatever it s being called these days The pictures are all realistic and rooms that you can imagine yourself living in, nothing too overly polished or artificial There is also a nice portfolios addition at the end that allows you to see all the rooms in the house on 2 pages, giving you acomplete idea of the home Recommended for a flip through if you re currently redecorating, or just like house porn books A Wish Book Come True In Nell Hill S Rooms We Love, Decorating Maven Mary Carol Garrity Coaches Readers On How To Affordably Decorate Rooms They Will Fall In Love With Named One Of America S Hottest Little Retailers By Fortune Magazine, Mary Carol Garrity S Mini Empire Of Three Decor Stores Are A Midwest Regional Phenomenon And Have Become Landmarks In The Decorating WorldIn Nell Hill S Rooms We Love, We Will See Mary Carol Apply Her Nell Hill S Principles Of Design To New Challenges Even Though Design Styles And Trends Have Changed Significantly Since Nell Hill S Style At Home, Mary Carol S First Book Ten Years Ago, The Rules That Guide Her Approach To Decorating Have Not In This Book, We Will Rediscover Those Principles At Work In Four Very Different Houses, In Addition To Her Own Home In The Book, We Will Visit Rooms Inspired By The Needs Of Each Homeowner And Will See How They Transformed Their Rooms Using Mary Carol S Inspiration And Tricks Of The Trade We Will Observe A Century Old English Tudor In A City Neighborhood, Reinvented For Empty Nesters A Suburban Tear Down That Was Rebuilt For A Growing Family A Home In The Country, Newly Built But With An Old Soul A Sweeping Country Manor With One Of A Kind Rooms While Traveling Through These Homes, Mary Carol Will Construct The Process And Provide Readers With The Blueprint She Uses For Discovering Personal Styles We Hope You Will Be Inspired By These Rooms And Will Come Away With Creative Energy To Make Your Rooms Beautiful, Functional, Colorful, And ComfortableMary Carol Garrity And Her Staff At Nell Hill S Work With Thousands Of Customers Each Year To Help Them Bring Their Homes To Life Mary Carol S Passion Is To Work With Homeowners To Make The Rooms In Their Houses Beautiful, Colorful, Functional, And Special In Nell Hill SRooms We Love, Mary Carol Shares Some Of Her Favorite Decorating Solutions, Showing Her Readers Inside The Homes Of The Clients She Has Worked With To Help Them Bring Their Dreams To Life In This New Book, Mary Carol Deconstructs The Process That Helps Her Work With The Myriad Of Decorating Challenges From Her Customers It Is A Big Order To Think About Redoing A Room In A House, Committing To A Paint Color Or Wallpaper, Dozens Of Yards Of Fabric, New Upholstery, Area Rugs That You Will Be Living With For A While, And The Investment Of Dollars And Time Spent On The Makeover Mary Carol Demystifies The Process By Showing Us Through Rooms She Loves And Calling Out Details That Go Into Making The Room Successful Mary Carol Defines Success In Decorating By Working With Customers To Identify Their Own Personal Style While The Stores Of Nell Hill S Are Packed Full Of Great Room Settings, Tableaus, And Both Big And Little Surprises, Mary Carol Believes That People Have A Personal Style That Is Uniquely Their Own Her Goal Is To Help You Discover Your Own Style By Offering Some Guiding Principles For Your Decisions Mary Carol S Guiding Principles Mary Carol Believes That Your Style Comes From Mixing Old With New, Showcasing Your Keepsake Treasures As Well As Your Newly Discovered Surprises And She Believes In Comfort Providing Spaces Where You Can Sit Down With A Book And Get Cozy Or Where Your Guests Will Find A Special Amenity Waiting Just For Them Mary Carol Believes That A Beautiful Room Always Offers An Unexpected Delight She Encourages You To Bring The Outdoors Inside, Using Garden Structures Year Round In Seasonal Decorating Mary Carol Garrity s interior design style is classic yet comfortable In her Nell s Hill stores in Atichson, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri she creates tableaux of idealized rooms Her team also work directly with clients and Nell Hill s Rooms We Love is a celebration of that work.One of Gartity s signature techniques is adding a but of the outdoors inside whether it is an urn full of greenery or an arrangement of seasonal produce She is also a fan of combining antiques and collectibles with current pieces, honing the country chic aesthetic first made popular by Martha Stewart.Older homes often have rooms that need to be re imagined for today s residents Rooms can be modernized with updated furnishings, modern fabrics, and bold color techniques including leaving the walls white but panting the ceiling a deep and vibrant shade.This book is a lovely, albeit short, look at elegant yet unfussy decorating techniques and a reminder that the best decor is the kind that works with the things you have and the life you live, only refined and enhanced. This is an inspiration book I ve been looking at several of these lately They aren t things I would necessarily do but they are things that make me think about how I live Decorating is not a talent of mine so I need guidance and these type of books make me look at my stuff in new ways This particular book focuses on 4 houses specifically While they are different types of houses, they are all decorated in what I would consider traditional To me that means partly elegant, partly cozy What I always notice is the little reading retreats that most of these houses manage to work in somewhere I envy a little private place to read Several of the pictures in this book make me reconsider a few places in my house where I might be able to create one The pictures are beautiful and there are plenty of them The decorating looks above my pay grade but again, it s inspirational I enjoyed looking through this and dreaming.This was provided to me through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Truly inspirational ideas for someone as decorating challenged as myselfA wish book come true In Nell Hill s Rooms We Love, decorating maven Mary Carol Garrity coaches readers on how to affordably decorate rooms they will fall in love with Named One of America s hottest little retailers by Fortune magazine, Mary Carol Garrity s mini empire of three decor stores are a Midwest regional phenomenon and have become landmarks in the decorating world.In Nell Hill s Rooms We Love, we will see Mary Carol apply her Nell Hill s principles of design to new challenges Even though design styles and trends have changed significantly since Nell Hill s Style at Home, Mary Carol s first book ten years ago, the rules that guide her approach to decorating have not In this book, we will rediscover those principles at work in four very different houses, in addition to her own home I am constantly on the hunt for decorating ideas I have bought countless magazines, books and such, even gone to the extent of signing up with online decorating sites just to get those ideas Some are truly inspirational, most are great disappointments Nell Hill s Rooms We Love thankfully inspires me to make use of my own stuff and start decorating.One of my faults as a homeowner is never having a vision in terms of decorating I usually leave that task to either my kids, my hubby, my mother in law a gem of a decorator mind you or my sister in law one who has the vision to turn a rag into a rug I am lazy, I have to admit but then again, I did try in the past and those family I mentioned practically cringed at my disastrousattempts and simply took a hand and re did everything Take it this way I cannot envision my home with walls painted other than white Then I get surprised when colors attract me Go figure.The reason behind my buying all the help I need is to look for a decorating idea that will help me visualize my home the way it should be decorated My mother in law let s call her mami from now on once told me as she was going through my stuff that I had great items in my collection Only problem is, I never bother to place them the way they should, or worse, I never remove them from the boxes they came in Disastrous Since the time she said this to me over ten years ago, mami has managed to re do my homes five times Yes, she is a gem So when books like Garrity s Nell Hill s Rooms We Love came along, I took the chance to request from Netgalley an ARC so I could use it for my own personal needs I am currently in the works of waiting for my second home to be built and I have absolutely no idea on what to do with the interiors Needless to say, this was a truly inspirational book as the images I did not bother reading the text showed me furnishings and knick knacks that I already own It s just that I never thought to do them the way they were done here Note I have managed to bookmark quite a few and yes, those pages I did bookmark I read the text This is a truly inspirational decorating guide book, at least from my point of view, and I am going to recommend it to the women in my family who may not need it, but need another view on how things are done Review based on an ARC sent by Netgalley.Blog This beautiful book would look good on any coffee table, but it is not just decorative Anyone interested in furnishing and decorating their homes will find this book inspirational and full of useful insights and tips The rooms in this book are elegant, beautiful and functional and show how people can apply Mary Carol Garrity s principles of decorating, which include finding an unexpected delight in each room and bringing the outside inside.Nell Hill s Rooms We Love shows how clever decorators use splashes of bright color, make their bedrooms into calm sanctuaries and hide ugly things such as cables in attractive ways I especially liked the tips about pillows and using trays to feature collections of books or silver and the suggestions for bathrooms.I am thinking of buying this for my birthday, although I ll probably just look at the pictures and not apply it If only we had this store in Australia Thanks to Netgalley.com and Andrews McMeel Publishing for early access to this title.3 1 2 stars Some very nice rooms here, in the traditional style This isn t the style I enjoy the most, but there are a lot of good ideas to take away here The Design Book at the back was a bit disappointing its essentially all the pictures you ve already seen in the rest of the book, grouped according to the house they came from I was hoping for a bitalong the lines of create this in your own home tips or something like that Nice illustrations, and those who enjoy thetraditional styles will like this book. How to transform a house already beautiful in itself, in the house of dreams through excessive use of pillows, upholstery and various vessels of all shapes and sizes Not that there is not the result, but in my humble opinion these American are too loaded.Come trasformare una casa gi bella di per s , nella casa dei sogni attraverso un uso smodato di cuscini, tappezzerie varie e vasi di tutte le forme e dimensioni Non che il risultato non ci sia, ma a mio modo di vedere queste case americane le hanno fatte troppo cariche.THANKS TO NETGALLEY AND ANDREWS McMEEL PUBLISHING FOR THE PREVIEW Not a bad book, but I also wasn t overly impressed either Beautiful pictures and some nice ideas just didn t seem to be terribly original either Somewhat felt like just another good decorating book, nothing out of this world special.ARC from Netgalley
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- 128 pages
- Nell Hills Rooms We Love
- Mary Carol Garrity
- 11 December 2018 Mary Carol Garrity