Farrow and Ball: Recipes for Decorating, 2nd Ed

Rizzoli. Sept. 2023. 268p. ISBN 9780789341570. $19.98. INTERIOR DESIGN
Decorating a home can be intimidating, but this book (an updated edition of the well-received 2019 book by the same name) is just the thing for easing readers’ minds and getting the job done. Studholme and Crosby have more than 30 years between them as design experts for Farrow & Ball, a leading producer of high-end paint and luxury wallpaper. Along with photographer Merrell, who contributes stunning photographs, they urge readers to choose colors that they love—and there are plenty of choices in this book, styled to spark inspiration. Studholme and Crosby emphasize that there aren’t any true rules to choosing colors, but they devote time to showing readers how to select colors and palettes that will achieve a sense of harmony. They also explain how to use light and space with various painting techniques to attain appropriate tones and the desired vibes for any room. A glossary and index are included to help readers better comprehend the book’s concepts and instructions.
VERDICT An excellent, updated resource for readers ready to take concrete steps in their decorating journey.
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