HOME & GARDEN

Living Bright

Chronicle Chroma Oct. 2023. 208p. ISBN 9781797227740. $40. INTERIOR DESIGN
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Award-winning designer Williamson, a guest judge on the BBC’s Interior Design Masters TV show, implores readers to find their own style by creating a personal “design DNA” board. This decorating guide is broken up by color: red, yellow, pink, green, orange, purple, and blue. Each chapter includes historical information or an anecdote, concrete ideas on how to incorporate the featured color, and examples. A handful of red dahlias or a red vase, a yellow wall, green velvet seating, and pink trim on a table are some of Williamson’s design ideas. There are also quotes about some of the colors, and between chapters there’s information on designing spaces for adults and children, elevating a room, creating a vintage feel in a newer home, and making design updates on a tight budget. And, of course, beautiful color boards are sprinkled throughout, along with stunning images of Williamson’s work, showcasing each of the colors in a variety of hues, styles, and placements.
VERDICT A fun, functional, and vibrant guide that teaches readers how to bring color into spaces in easy and creative ways.
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