Undecorate: The No-Rules Approach to Interior Design

Undecorate: The No-Rules Approach to Interior Design

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by Christiane Lemieux, Rumaan Alam
     
 

Jettison the old rulebooks about home décor and “undecorate” your space. As the founder and creative director of DwellStudio—which is famous for its brightly colored, graphic textile designs for home furnishings—designer Christiane Lemieux challenges tradition in a quintessentially American way, championing a fresh, unconventional… See more details below

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Jettison the old rulebooks about home décor and “undecorate” your space. As the founder and creative director of DwellStudio—which is famous for its brightly colored, graphic textile designs for home furnishings—designer Christiane Lemieux challenges tradition in a quintessentially American way, championing a fresh, unconventional approach to creating a beautiful and comfortable home. Lemieux emboldens readers to push aside stuffy, professionally-designed décor, showing them instead how to infuse their own personality into their home.
 
Undecorate profiles twenty homes from all over the country, revealing their owners’ love of imperfection and penchant for surprise and unusual juxtapositions while inspiring readers to follow their own whimsy and practicalities in their personal spaces. An anglophile creates an English manor in Hollywood, mixing British flea-market finds with midcentury furniture. A car fanatic turns a vintage Airstream trailer into a master bedroom and situates it in the middle of a vast industrial loft in downtown Chicago. A couple transforms a log house in Nashville, Tennessee, by blending their modern and eclectic styles with the home’s rustic charm. Though the designs differ widely, the spaces all express an open-minded attitude. Some homes embrace their contexts, while others transcend them. All are shaped by instinct and imagination and share innovative ideas that readers can use to organically and elegantly create their home to match their lifestyle and tastes.
 
Lemieux gets to the essence of the homeowners’ distinctive styles, pinpointing the transformative ideas, thoughtful details, and useful solutions that make each home memorable. With more than 200 full-color photographs, Undecorate will both inspire and guide homeowners to a new outlook on home design. 

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Lemieux, founder of DwellStudio and a contributor to blogs Apartment Therapy and Design*Sponge, invented the term "undecorating" after viewing numerous websites and blogs created by do-it-yourselfers who exemplify a fearless and passionate decorating process but possess no formal training. She here visits apartments, lofts, and houses throughout the United States to illustrate (with 200 photographs) 19 interiors, including her own apartment. Lemieux describes how the inhabitants have designed their homes with an eclectic flair to suit their lifestyles—some undertaking extensive renovation, others simply sprucing up with paint, decorative accessories, and furniture. Amateurs will be inspired by the variety of decorating ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307463159
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
03/08/2011
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
377,246
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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