Get It Together!: An Interior Designer's Guide to Creating Your Best Life

Get It Together!: An Interior Designer's Guide to Creating Your Best Life

Get It Together!: An Interior Designer's Guide to Creating Your Best Life

Get It Together!: An Interior Designer's Guide to Creating Your Best Life


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From the host of HGTV's Unspouse My House comes a laugh-out-loud, quote-to-your-friends hilarious book about interior decorating peppered with life advice.

Move aside, Martha. Out of the way, Oprah. Pack your bags, Amy Sedaris. There's a new lifestyle guru in town!

After getting his start years ago on HGTV, Orlando Soria has made his way to the upper strata of the blogosphere with Hommemaker, his blog about home décor, art, style, and life. His distinctive voice—funny, confessional, and honest—has made him the Dan Savage of millennial homemaking. Now he brings together his most original, endearing, and irreverent advice in one gorgeous book that will help readers out of all kinds of tight spots—whether it's throwing a dinner party when you're broke, hanging art like a gallery owner, or preparing your home for an unwanted guest. In sections on interior style, design, "Homme Life," DIY, and general life lessons, Orlando offers advice on topics such as "How to Make Non-Garbagey Flower Arrangements" and "How to Deal with a Soul-Sucking Breakup." He helps readers problem solve, avoid rookie mistakes, and choose a wall color that won't make them puke. Photographer Zeke Ruelas's stunning images accompany Orlando's tips on designing for dudes, making your own coffee table, and decorating a kid's room. Whether you're short on cash or have money to burn, Orlando's unique and highly contagious take on life will inspire, comfort, and reassure you that anyone can Get It Together!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783791383705
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
Publication date: 04/17/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 662,058
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

ORLANDO SORIA is an interior designer, writer, visual artist, and author of the blog Hommemaker. He has been featured in Coastal Living, Sunset, Apartment Therapy, Refinery29, Huffington Post, the London Globe & Mail, Design*Sponge, GooP, and other popular media. He lives in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Interior Design Fundamentals

When You Have a Gay Midlife Crisis 14

What to Do with That TV Money 22

Let's Face It, You Need a Beach House 30

Creating a Home That Is Inviting Yet Intimidating 38

When You Realize You're Losing Your Mind So You Move to Suburbia 46

When You Design Your Dream, Home with Your Boyfriend Then He Dumps You 54

When You Finally Get Your Own Place After Living with Roommates Forever 63

Chapter 2 Design Tips-N-Tricks

Picking a Wall Color That Won't Make You Barf 74

Hanging Art Sucks Let's Do It Together 82

Selecting a Rug That's Not a Huge Bitch 88

Intergenerational Relationships: Mixing and Matching Vintage and New 94

Common Rookie Mistakes to Avoid 100

Down in the Dumps: Creating a Post-Breakup Space Where Your Life Can Stop Sucking 104

Creating a Space That Reflects Your Awful Personality 110

If Your Kids Are Brats It's Probably Your Fault for Not Making Their Rooms Cute Enough 115

Crisis of Masculinity: Designing for Dudes 122

Chapter 3 Homme Life

How to Make Non-Garbagey Flower Arrangements 132

How to Throw a Major Rager 135

What You Need in Your Dumb Kitchen 142

How to Throw a Dinner Party for Like No Money 146

Begrudgingly Hosting a Guest 152

How to Be Your Own Maid 158

Plant Your Rage in a Container Garden 162

Chapter 4 Life Advice

Living with a Roommate or Boyfriend Is Terrible 170

What to Do When All Your Friends Have Babies at Once 174

What to Do When You Randomly Gain 50 Pounds 178

How to Deal with a Soul-Sucking Breakup 182

What to Do When You've Been Laid Off and Your Life Is Ruined Forever 188

I Hate Your Wedding 193

Do You Hate Your Friends? 196

Chapter 5 Do It Yourself

How to Make Your Own Orblando Out of Hardware Store Garbage 202

Make Your Own Goddamn Coffee Table 206

A Basic Tray to Impress Your Friends Who Are Also Basic 211

I'm Ashamed of This Shitty DIY 216

A Side Piece For Your Sofa 220

Making a Wooden Bench as Simple as Your Mom 224

Life Is Meaningless Let's Make a Swing Shelf 228

Conclusion 232

Acknowledgments 234

Index 235

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