The No-Rules Approach to Interior Design
with Rumaan Alam (text) & Melanie Acevedo (photogs.). Undecorate: The No-Rules Approach to Interior Design. Clarkson Potter: Crown Pub. Group. ISBN 9780307463159. $40.
Similar to Grace Bonney's Design*Sponge at Home (see above), this book will inspire amateurs to tackle their own interior design with 200 color photographs. Lemieux visits 19 dwellings to show how the inhabitants—who have no formal training, just a passion for decorating—have designed their homes with an eclectic flair to suit their lifestyles. (LJ 5/15/11) ) — "Best Books 2011: Interior Design," Booksmack! 12/1/11
Lemieux, founder of DwellStudio and a contributor to blogs Apartment Therapy and Design*Sponge, invented the term "undecorating" after viewing numerous websites and blogs created by do-it-yourselfers who exemplify a fearless and passionate decorating process but possess no formal training. She here visits apartments, lofts, and houses throughout the United States to illustrate (with 200 photographs) 19 interiors, including her own apartment. Lemieux describes how the inhabitants have designed their homes with an eclectic flair to suit their lifestyles—some undertaking extensive renovation, others simply sprucing up with paint, decorative accessories, and furniture. Amateurs will be inspired by the variety of decorating ideas.
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