A Home of Your Own: Creating Interiors with Character

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When we describe a home as being 'full of character', we mean that it’s individual or exceptional in some way. Character comes from a variety of sources: some from the property itself, and others from the people who live there, while the act of bringing character into a home is a layering process, one that starts with the bones of the building and finishes with the decor — the human element. In this new book, interiors expert Sally Coulthard explains just what it takes to turn an uninspiring space into a ...
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Overview


When we describe a home as being 'full of character', we mean that it’s individual or exceptional in some way. Character comes from a variety of sources: some from the property itself, and others from the people who live there, while the act of bringing character into a home is a layering process, one that starts with the bones of the building and finishes with the decor — the human element. In this new book, interiors expert Sally Coulthard explains just what it takes to turn an uninspiring space into a personality-packed home, whether it’s a cottage, an apartment, or a modern family house. Each chapter focuses on a particular element — for example, the importance of family and loved ones, and making an interior feel like a social space — and explains why this element matters and how to bring it into your home. Inspirational features, in the form of ‘Keys to Character’ boxes, offer tips on incorporating individuality into even the most unpromising of spaces, from making the most of period details and mixing old and new furnishings to introducing artwork and displaying photographs.
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Building a home with character, according to this book, is not an impulsive act; it is a layering process that begins with the structure of your house, cottage, or apartment. Author Sally Coulthard knows of what she speaks; as a property restorer and a celebrity media expert, she grapples with the rudiments and particulars of creating abodes that radiate the personalities of their residents. Profusely illustrated and clearly explained, her book A Home of Your Own elucidates the fine art of finding the elements that best help make our living space express our individuality. Editor's recommendation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781858945941
  • Publisher: Merrell Publishers, LTD
  • Publication date: 3/5/2013
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,425,213
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


SALLY COULTHARD is a writer and property restorer. Her work appears regularly in Homes & Antiques, Good Homes, and Country Living magazines, and in such newspapers as the Sunday Times, The Guardian, and The Independent. Her previous books include The Reclaimers (2005), Restored to Glory (2005), Shed Chic (2009), and Gardenalia (2012).
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