Sabrina Soto Home Design: A Layer-by-Layer Approach to Turning Your Ideas into the Home of Your Dreams

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A simple, step-by-step design process from popular HGTV personality and Target style expert Sabrina Soto

People want their homes to look the way they do in their imaginations—beautiful colors, stylish furniture, and attractive lighting, with ample storage for all their stuff. The thing that stands between most homeowners and the home design they dream of is the lack of a simple, effective decorating process. They have the ideas, but they're hungry for the "how." In this ...

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Overview

A simple, step-by-step design process from popular HGTV personality and Target style expert Sabrina Soto

People want their homes to look the way they do in their imaginations—beautiful colors, stylish furniture, and attractive lighting, with ample storage for all their stuff. The thing that stands between most homeowners and the home design they dream of is the lack of a simple, effective decorating process. They have the ideas, but they're hungry for the "how." In this accessible design manual, Sabrina Soto helps you realize your design visions one step at a time.

In Sabrina Soto Home Design, each chapter represents one decorating "layer," such as color or furnishings. Following along with the chapters , you'll build a design component by component. Packed with useful and time-tested tips and shortcuts like those Sabrina features on her TV shows and website, the book also shows you how to save money, time, and effort without sacrificing style.

  • The process works for any room, or for a whole house, and applies to any decorating style
  • Sabrina's high-energy approach and let's-make-this-fun attitude make the book both informative and entertaining
  • Sabrina is one of TV's most popular celebrity designers, appearing on Extreme Makeover Home Edition, The High-Low Project, Get It Sold!, Bang for Your Buck, Real Estate Intervention, and HGTV'd.

Sabrina Soto Home Design gives you an easy-to-follow process that brings your own decorating ideas to life to create a stunning, personalized home design.

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Over the years, HGTV host and designer Soto developed a systematic approach to interior design, which she has dubbed layering, to use for every client and any space. Here she shares this step-by-step process explaining the necessary considerations—such as planning and budgeting—as well as the myriad choices available for flooring, countertops, wall, and window treatments, lighting, storage, furniture, and decorative accessories. Never advocating a particular style, instead Soto encourages amateur designers to examine their own needs, likes, and desires for each room of the home, supplying close to 200 color photographs for inspiration. VERDICT Her personal, accessible approach to design as well as the practical advice given make this book highly recommended for do-it-yourselfers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118100783
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/24/2012
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 343,946
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Sabrina Soto learned the ropes of home decor from her mother, who ran a decorating and home-staging business. That experience sparked her passion for design and honed her knack for creating beautiful spaces on a tight budget. Sabrina is one of HGTV's most popular personalities; her shows include The High Low Project and Get It Sold. In 2010 she was named Target's Style Expert for the Home. She has guest hosted or appeared on a number of HGTV shows and specials, as well as on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Today, and Rachael Ray, and has been featured in Time, USA Today, InStyle, Elle Decor, People, and Better Homes and Gardens.

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Table of Contents

introduction 1

the first layer

understand your space and plan your design 5

a fresh start 6

your space, through fresh eyes 10

create a design journal 13

the second layer

choose your colors 17

color rules, color realities 20

the special case of non-color colors 21

when colors meet 22

a cornucopia of color schemes 24

the system of trios 28

nine tried-and-true trios 31

color room by room 33

a word about pattern 37

picking a personal palette 39

working with a concept board 40

the third layer

select your surface treatments 43

finessing your floor 44

new floor 411 47

wonderful walls (including the one overhead) 62

chic countertops 74

the fourth layer

integrate storage to organize your space 81

shelving your way to order 84

imposing order in every room 87

the fifth layer

edit your furniture 105

spotlight on centerpieces 106

refine your rooms 111

editing furniture throughout the house 113

the sixth layer

select your textiles 131

fab textiles 132

dressing your furniture 135

choosing quality upholstery 137

winning window veils 138

those amazing area rugs 145

captivating linens and bedding 148

the seventh layer

illuminate your design 151

mastering the sun 152

the grand lighting plan: artificial light 153

picking a fixture 156

shade specifics 160

light bulb choices 161

lighting plans throughout the house 161

the eighth layer

accent your interior design 167

wall-mounted art 168

mirror, mirror, on the wall 173

adornable tabletops and shelves 173

the living room 174

accessorizing with candles 174

pillow perfect 176

a never-ending adventure 179

index 183

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  • Posted July 24, 2012

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    I love Sabrina Soto and have watched her on HGTV for many years;

    I love Sabrina Soto and have watched her on HGTV for many years; I am so excited that she has finally offered her design expertise in book form for all to learn from...She is truly exceptional in her design and staging abilities! So far the book has been very informative and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a "How-To" Guide on decorating and staging no matter how big or, small your home is and no matter what your design style is!

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    Posted January 30, 2013

    I love this book! It's full of great ideas. It's easy to navigat

    I love this book! It's full of great ideas. It's easy to navigate and hard to put down. It's my go to for any design question

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