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The most comprehensive and complete home book from Apartment Therapy, featuring every aspect of design and decorating from floor plans to paint, specific rooms to style approaches, with the goal of setting up and living well in a place you love.
“A complete and happy home is so much more than a series of pretty rooms. Between these two covers, we’ve captured everything we’ve learned at Apartment Therapy about decorating, organizing, cleaning, and repairs, so you can make and maintain your own fabulous home.”
—from the Introduction
Getting a room to feel right is more instinct than science. You know a great space when you see it. Apartment Therapy trains your eye with more than 75 rooms, from bedrooms to kitchens and living rooms to kids’ rooms and workspaces. Explore every detail—lighting, color palettes, flooring, and accessories—that brings a home to life and, most important, makes you happy in it.
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About the Author
MAXWELL RYAN is the cofounder of the Apartment Therapy blog network. Frequently quoted in the press, Maxwell has been called a “Makeover Guru” by the New York Times. He is the author of Apartment Therapy, Apartment Therapy Presents, and Apartment Therapy’s Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces. He lives in New York.
JANEL LABAN is the executive editor of Apartment Therapy. Since 2006, she’s spent her time discovering great design, inspiring homes, and the lovely people who live in them—then happily sharing it all with the world on the site. Janel lives in Chicago with her husband and son.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love getting inspiration to decorate my house. It is not a natural inclination of mine but I enjoy HGTV shows and books about decor. I like to look around my friend's houses even. So I thought I'd enjoy "Apartment Therapy: Complete + Happy Home" by Maxwell Ryan and Janel Laban. What I did like: I liked the clear pictures in the book. There are some funky designs and layouts. I did get some interesting ideas. But this is not just a pretty book to look at. There are practical tips, too, on flooring, color, lighting, plants, cleaning, repairs. This is a great book. I plan to follow their cleaning schedule (monthly) this next year. Hopefully. What I didn't like: I did not like that all of the pictures of real homes looked like magazine homes. The layouts of the homes themselves are not anything like my home or my friends' houses. For once I'd like to see...I don't know, something more real. Not the mess of our homes but real decor. Maybe because most of these pictures and families are not from the Midwest. Maybe coastal homes are stranger/eclectic. I don't know. Just not what I was looking for. Disclaimer: I received this book in return for my honest opinion. All opinions are my own. Others may or may not agree with them.