Decorate Fearlessly: Using Whimsy, Confidence, and a Dash of Surprise to Create Deeply Personal Spaces (Hardcover)
Featuring inspiring interiors from today's top designers, Decorate Fearlessly shows us how to be bold and personal with our design choices, creating spaces that we love to live in. Decorate Fearlessly is both a photographic trove of fabulously designed homes--by such renowned designers as Mary McDonald, Ashley Hicks, Alex Papachristidis, and Jonathan Adler, among many others--and an inspirational how-to-decorate volume with spirit and verve. Susanna Salk captures a wide range of sophisticated interiors, spanning the spectrum from modern to traditional and from bohemian to more formal, while highlighting rule-breaking design ideas that celebrate whimsy and personal style rather than predictable, safe looks. Including more than 150 gorgeous photographs and organized according to every room of the house, the book addresses key design principles such as color and pattern (encouraging self-expression and risk taking) and mixing and accessorizing (fearlessly using decorative elements to express various parts of your own personality and background) while illustrating the limitless possibilities that personal expression can take. With Salk's encouraging design tips and quotes from the designers themselves explaining their philosophies, this beautiful volume is inspiring and offers stunning interiors and a liberating message to follow your heart to create interiors that are deeply personal.
About the Author
Susanna Salk is the author of Be Your Own Decorator, Room for Children, and Weekend Retreats and is a contributing editor for 1stdibs.com and iVillage.com, as well as a regular contributor to design segments for NBC's Today Show.