Mad about the House
How to decorate your home with style
The book of the award-winning interiors blog, madaboutthehouse.com
Expanding her award-winning blog of the same name, Kate Watson-Smyth shares her wealth of experience in buying, selling and doing up houses to demonstrate how to make the most of every inch of the space you have. Packed full of ideas for every home and every budget, Kate will take readers through their homes room by room, ensuring that it is utilised to its maximum potential.
Part memoir and part practical advice and beautifully illustrated throughout this book will teach you everything you need to know to decorate your home with confidence and individuality. As well as her top 10 design hacks, Kate reveals the rules of rug layout, explains how to buy a sofa, and shows you how to get the lighting right in every room. There are explosions of colour in 10 iconic photographs of the world’s best rooms.
Her expert eye and practical approach will help make the most of small spaces, devise ingenious storage solutions and create the perfect zones for relaxation, entertainment and work – sometimes all in the same space. This book is a must-have for anyone who’s moving in or moving on.
‘A smart, savvy, fun book stuffed full of top tips to help you make your home your own.’ – Michelle Ogundehin, Editor at Large, ELLE Decoration
‘Kate Watson-Smyth writes with great flair and humour, but what I Iove about her is that she encompasses core design principles, whilst giving people a chance to form their own opinions and see things in a different light.’ – Kelly Hoppen
‘I am totally addicted to this blog.’ – Professor Green