Focusing on nine different rooms (including her own recently purchased Manhattan apartment), Lara Spencer shows readers that all it takes is planning, shopping know-how, and a little imagination to create beautiful and comfortable homes that reflect their personal style. She takes readers through the step-by-step process of overcoming the challenges of the room, offering helpful tips and lessons along the way. She identifies the design dilemma; comes up with a decorating plan; makes a mood board for inspiration; compiles a shopping list; scours flea markets for furniture and accessories that fit the bill; restores, repurposes, and reinvents the pieces she finds, giving them new life; and brings all the elements together in the gorgeous, finished space. With illuminating before, during, and after photographs of her DIY projects and the room installations, Lara demystifies the decorating process and allows readers to envision endless possibilities for what they can do in their own homes.
|Publisher:||Abrams, Harry N., Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||7.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Lara Spencer is the author of the New York Times bestselling book I Brake for Yard Sales. She is an anchor on Good Morning America and the host of Flea Market Flip on HGTV. She lives in Connecticut and New York City.
Table of Contents
Foreword Jonathan Adler 6
Chapter 1 A Lively Living Room 16
Chapter 2 A Beautiful Bedroom 36
Chapter 3 A Dashing Dining Room 56
Chapter 5 A Dynamic Den 96
Chapter 6 A Posh Parlor 114
Chapter 7 A Mega Watt Media Room 128
Chapter 8 A Cool & Cozy Kitchen 144
Chapter 9 $$$
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Lara Spencer's tips are amazing! I love seeing how she transformed these spaces and flea market finds into true treasures. Each chapter focuses on a room and there is so much to learn from each design dilemma. The pictures are absolutely beautiful and I look forward to scouring the flea market this weekend for diamonds in the rough.
I'm extremely disappointed in the e-book version of this wonderful book. It shows the pictures barely bigger than a postage stamp. You need to keep tapping the image to finally bring up a separate page and then pinch them apart. Reading the ebook on the computer allows for the larger images to be almost the right size but the smaller pictures to the side with commentary and arrows are totally unreadable - and I am nearsighted with the ability to read very small print! I bought this for my daughter and myself since I love Lara Spencer's HGTV shows and her other book - now I have to buy the actual book for the two of us. That is a cost of over $75 for two books! Shame on you B&N! This is the second book I've gotten with disappointing format results.
I have to say I was a bit disappointed with the book. I'm a huge Lara Spencer fan and flea market shopper- but these were a redo of her show I Brake for Yard Sales. Nothing new that we haven't seen.
Cats are made of fleas and fur, fleas and fur, fleas and fur. Cats are made of flease and fur, and they like catnip! <br> Dogs are made of dirt and hair, dirt and hair, dirt and hair. Dogs are made of dirt and hair, and they like food!