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An indispensable source of inspiration and insightful advice for anyone undertaking home design or redecoration on any scale or budget. Kelly Hoppen is a world-renowned designer who has pioneered a simple yet opulent style that has won her numerous accolades and awards for her stunning interiors. While her designs are best known for symmetry, straight lines, and neutral color, she also pioneered softening strict minimalism with rounded, feminine forms, splashes of color, and fusing vintage and modern pieces for greater depth and patina. Her latest book is the summation of her twenty-five-year career in which she brings together all the strands of her trademark style and offers a unified vision of creating great interiors. The heart of this highly visual and inspirational book is a room-by-room master class, which includes checklists and expert advice for approaching interior design no matter the shape, size, or unique hurdles of a room. A combination of illustrative sketches, mood boards, and evocative photographs illustrates how to turn a concept into reality. Design decisions and dilemmas are covered, from assessing a room, reconfiguring space, and dealing with awkward layouts to planning lighting, choosing materials, and positioning furniture. The book features unique editorial elements and design devices throughout: "inspiration boxes," specific problems and solutions, and a special feature called "blank canvas transformed," which shows a sample space designed in several ways highlighting the effect of different styles, moods, and approaches.
A full-color room-by-room guide to some of the designer's best interiors--which draw on neutral colors and feminine forms--also includes checklists and expert advice for approaching interior design no matter what the room or the challenge.
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: House + Home, Architecture
Sub-Genre: Interior Design / General, Decorating
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Kelly Mbe Hoppen & Sarah Stewart-Smith
Street Date: March 22, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 247-05-5550
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