No Place Like Home
Tips & Techniques for Real Family-friendly Home Design
"Stylish and practical designs for real families From the many room makeovers he has done for magazines, newspapers, and television shows, designer Stephen Saint-Onge has a very real sense of what everyday families want and need from their homes. Unlike other decorating books on the market, his features products and projects that are accessible for everyday homeowners who are looking for stylish and practical designs. Now, his scores of fans will thrill for No Place Like Home. With home designs that are practical, budget-conscious, family-friendly, and beautiful, these inspiring projects mix traditional American style with modern comforts and convenience. Introduces creative tools and tricks that make a big impact on rooms. Educates readers on various materials, furnishing, and accessories. Stephen's style secrets for every room of the home. Full of creative advice, design tips, and renovation ideas, No Place Like Home shows real families how to create spaces that work in the real world."-- Provided by publisher.
"From the many room makeovers he has done for magazines, newspapers, and television shows, designer Stephen Saint-Onge has a very real sense of what everyday families want and need from their homes. Being a father, husband, and homeowner himself, he is living the life that the fans of his work are, and that allows him to connect to those fans in a unique and personal way. Stephen designs spaces that are practical, budget-conscious, and family-friendly as well as beautiful. His personal motto is "Good design has the power to change lives." No Place Like Home captures Stephen's design aesthetic, which mixes traditional American style with modern comforts and convenience. Stephen walks readers through his personal process for finding design inspiration in unconventional places--like films--and building a personal Look Book that helps readers define their own aesthetic. Full of creative advice, design tips, and renovation ideas, this book shows families how to create spaces that work for everyone. More than just pretty pictures, No Place Like Home serves as a useful tool for readers looking for guidance on making their homes truly livable. The first section helps homeowners approach design by defining their style and defining their goals and budget for the space; introduces creative tools and tricks that can have a big impact on a room; and educates readers on various materials, furnishings, and accessories. The second section walks through each room of the home, explaining secrets that Stephen has developed in working with hundreds of families. It includes not just living rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens, but also basements, combination spaces, and outdoor areas"-- Provided by publisher.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Pub., c2011
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x, 182 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm