How to Decorate

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Penguin Group (Australia), 2012 - Decoration and ornament - 209 pages
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How to Decorateis a gorgeous, practical, down-to-earth guide to decorating your home from start to finish - with love, attention and style. Layer by creative layer, stylist, decorator and homewares designer Shannon Fricke takes us through her decorating workshop in a book, explaining how to find your own story, create a decorating concept perfectly suited to you and your space, and implement that concept to turn your house into your dream home. Along with insider tips on everything from choosing colours, finishes, floors, furniture, flowers and fabrics to hiding a house's flaws and making the most of its assets, there are glorious photographs of Shannon's own home and other houses she has styled. Her fresh and homely approach to decorating within any budget is enchanting, heart-warming and inspiring

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I don't know why I keep reading decorating books. The text is always blindingly obvious. If the photos are not to your taste (and this one isn't particularly) there is no point. Nice watercolor illustrations. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Shannon Fricke is a well-known interior designer, stylist, homewares designer, blogger, author and TV presenter. A regular stylist for respected home magazines here and overseas, she has presented more than sixty episodes of HOME for the Lifestyle Channel and was voted Favourite Female Subscription Television Presenter at the 2005 ASTRA Awards. As well as HOME, Shannon has appeared on Postcardsfrom Home, Houseguests and An Insider's Guide toCollecting. She is the author of two other books, Senseof Style- Colour and Sense of Style- Space, and writes regularly for Inside Out magazine. Shannon lives with her family on their farm between the New South Wales coast and country, where she spends her time cooking, gardening and doing 'farm chores'. She passes on her down-to-earth style of decorating in her regular and well-attended How to Decorate workshops.

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