The Joy of Home

The Joy of Home

by Naomi Cleaver


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The Joy of Home by Naomi Cleaver

Whether renter or owner, our home does far more than provide shelter. It's a huge emotional asset, one that protects, comforts, inspires and motivates. A successfully-designed home defines who we are. But achieving that success can seem quite daunting. The Joy of Homeproves otherwise.

Step by step, with wit, wisdom and plenty of common sense, The Joy of Home guides us through the entire design process, always keeping us focused on what's really important. You'll start with a few simple exercises to get your creative juices flowing, then tackle questions of personal style, taste, needs and desires.

You'll learn how to make a scale drawing, to set up a realistic budget and time-table. You'll weigh the relative merits of different materials and finishes, and consider the impact of color and lighting. With its gorgeous photographs and detailed case studies, you'll consult this book again and again, finding invaluable guidance and a wealth of practical ideas for every project in every room of your perfect home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781840915433
Publisher: Octopus Books
Publication date: 09/20/2010
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Naomi Cleaver is a design consultant and interior designer, with studios in London, UK and on the Caribbean island of Nevis. Naomi is also a broadcaster, journalist, speaker and curator who, for nearly 20 years, has worked to demystify the design process and promote the best in domestic design and decor as a means of enhancing quality of life inside and out of the home. To find out more about Naomi, her work and her design studio visit

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