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Mad about the House

How to decorate your home with style

Kate Watson-Smyth



ISBN: 9781911595427

Price: £20.00

Publication date: 22 March 2018

ISBN: 9781911624240

Price: £16.99

Publication date: 30 March 2018

Category: Design

The book of the UK’s No.1 interiors blog,

Expanding on her award-winning blog, Kate Watson-Smyth shares a wealth of experience in home design to help you make the most of your space, be it a house, apartment or single room.

Packed full of ideas and inspiration for every budget, work through your home room by room with Kate’s expert and practical tips and tricks that ensure every corner reaches its maximum potential. 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. Learn how to decorate your home with style and confidence, select colours that work, make the most of small spaces and create the perfect zones for relaxation, entertaining and work – sometimes all in the same space.

Whatever your style, Mad About The House is a must-have for anyone who is interested in interior design and who wants to make their house a home.

‘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


Kate Watson-Smyth is a journalist with over 15 years of experience writing about interiors for publications such as the Financial Times, the Independent and the Daily Mail. Her blog,, is the UK’s number-one interiors blog, winning Vuelio number 1 UK Interiors Blog in 2015/16 and 2016/17, Amara Interior Blog Awards Best Design Inspiration in 2015, and Domino top 16 interiors blogs US/UK 2016. Kate’s first book Shades of Grey was published in 2016 and translated into German, French and Italian. Kate lives and works in London and regularly hosts talks forecasting future trends for clients including ELLE Decoration, Anthropologie and



'Written in a likeable and approachable way, it’s an easy read, as well as a useful resource'


‘The interiors book that we’ve been dying to get our hands on.'