Thursday, July 14, 2016

Nine Books for Home Makeovers

Whether you're a fan of Marie Kondo's Spark Joy or you're less impressed, you might be feeling the need to give your living space a bit of a makeover, and Carnegie-Stout is here to help. Our book collection includes a wide variety of design, decoration, and organization titles to fit any taste. Whether your style is modern minimalism, vintage eclectic, or something else entirely, we've got a book to keep you inspired.

We've gathered together nine of our newer books to get you started. Check them out below!

Love the Home You Have by Melissa Michaels
(747 MIC) You can love your home. Join Melissa Michaels as she shares humor, lessons learned, and encouraging advice so you can: get motivated with the 31-day Love Your Home challenge; declutter, organize, and decorate your rooms with ease; and leap from dreamer to doer with confidence.

Cut the Clutter: a simple organization plan for a clean and tidy home by Cynthia Townley Ewer
(648.5 EWE) A guide to conquering clutter and cleaning your home from one of America's leading housekeeping experts. Whether you want to organize your closet, tame your fridge, or conquer the whole house one room at a time, Cut the Clutter will inform you, entertain you, and save your sanity along the way.

The Joy of Less: a minimalist guide to declutter, organize, and simplify by Francine Jay
(648.8 JAY) Jay introduces a five-step family program that will help you downsize, declutter, and maintain a streamlined life. Her minimalist lifestyle techniques will help you maximize space, free up time and energy, and keep things organized. Start living your life!

Shabby Chic: sumptuous settings and other lovely things by Rachel Ashwell
(793.2 ASH) Provides an inexpensive approach to casual elegance, showing how to give one's home unique charm--for both everyday and special occasions--through the use of materials acquired in a local antique mall or flea market.

Monochrome Home: elegant interiors in black and white by Hilary Robertson
(747.94 ROB) Hilary Robertson celebrates the stylish simplicity of the monochromatic home - elegant interiors in black, white, and every shade of grey in between. In the first chapter, Living in Black and White, Hilary analyzes successful monochrome interiors, providing moodboards for different schemes.

Absolutely Beautiful Things: decorating inspiration for a bright and colourful life by Felix Forest
(747 SPI) Anna Spiro shows you how to create an interior that's just right for you. To her, it's all about the mix, not the match, and, with her help, you'll find beauty in unexpected places. She'll give you the confidence to put together a layered and very individual home using elements you love, and make you see your old belongings in a new light.

Habitat: the field guide to decorating by Lauren Liess
(747 LIE) Lauren invites readers to bring nature inside by mixing the textures of natural elements such as wood and stone with eclectic groupings of modern and quirky vintage pieces. Readers will be inspired by the unique style of these rooms, which include lovely framed botanical prints and Liess's own textile patterns inspired by wildflowers and weeds.

Design Mom: how to live with kids: a room-by-room guide by Gabrielle Blair
(747 BLA) Blair offers a room-by-room guide to keeping things sane, organized, creative, and stylish. She provides advice on getting the most out of even the smallest spaces; simple fixes that make it easy for little ones to help out around the house; ingenious storage solutions for the never-ending stream of kid stuff; rainy-day DIY projects; and much, much more.

Styled: secrets for arranging rooms, from tabletops to bookshelves by Emily Henderson
(747 HEN) It's easy to find your own style confidence once you know this secret: While decorating can take months and tons of money, styling often takes just minutes. Even a few little tweaks can transform the way your room feels.

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