Jessica McClintock's Simply Romantic Decorating: Creating Elegance and Intimacy throughout Your Home by Jessica McClintock, Karen Kelly
Award-winning designer Jessica McClintock, whose name is synonymous with romance, shows readers how to cultivate lush, delicate beauty and warmth in their own living spaces
From special-occasion wear and perfume to home accessories and furnishings, Jessica McClintock has created a lifestyle brand dedicated to romance and femininityone that resonates with generations of women all over the world. Her San Francisco Victorian house is the epitome of intimacy and grace and has been featured on television programs and in such magazines as Victoria, Architectural Digest, Redbook, and Home Design. Now she invites readers into her home and shows them how to incorporate romantic elements into their own homes, without sacrificing their individual style or spending a great deal of time or money.
The book's special features include:
• chapters devoted to each room in the house with innovative ideas for bringing romance and comfort into every corner, including outdoor spaces
• illustrated do-it-yourself projects inspired by Jessica's décor using simple design principles, basic sewing and crafting skills, and a little imagination
• a private tour of the author's showplace homeinside and outthrough 100 gorgeous, full-color photographs, shot exclusively for this book
Jessica McClintock's Simply Romantic Decorating is a blueprint for readers on how to indulge their romantic decorating fantasies with timeless style and personal flair.
JESSICA McCLINTOCK, one of the most powerful businesswomen in America, took a small, struggling apparel company and built it into a $140 million-a-year empire with product lines that include perfume and body lotion, eyewear, handbags, jewelry, home furnishings, area rugs, lighting, and furniture. She lives in San Francisco, California.
Karen Kelly is a freelance lifestyle and culture writer. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Milford, Pennsylvania.
Table of Contents
Foreword Chris Madden vii Setting the Stage for Romantic Style Inspiration and Philosophy 2 Beautiful Backgrounds 22 Designed for Romantic Living The Social Home: Living Rooms 52 Cooking, Dining, and Entertaining 78 Private Moments: Bedrooms and Bathrooms 106 In-Between Spaces and Hidden Rooms 132 Nature Perfected: Garden Rooms and Gardens 144 Romantic Projects Beautiful Background Projects 162 Soft Furnishings 174 Decorative Accessories and Painted Furniture 188 Stencil Templates 206 Resources 210 Acknowledgments 211 Index 212