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ISBN: 9781605425320

The Design Cookbook: Recipes for a Stylish Home

by: Kelly Edwards

These days, many of us are spending increasing time and energy in our homes. We’re cooking and dining in, gardening, and tapping into our inner Mr. and Ms. Fix-it. Instead of hiring a designer, we are joining the do-it-yourself diehards to create spaces we love. At least, we would if we knew how!

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Kelly Edwards is not just another designing diva. This former teen beauty queen is also a do-it-yourself darling with passion for all things self-created. Thanks to her amazing ability to turn a simple space into an innovative interior with only a $1,000 budget, Kelly Edwards has been deemed over the airwaves as the “MacGyver of Design.” The Style Network and HGTV star offers dwellers with decorating dilemmas distinctive design tips, bargain-decorating projects, and total home makeover transformations inspired by personal style and popular trends. Kelly is well-known for her knack at repurposing everyday items into extraordinary collectibles, refurbishing unique home accessories, and crafting recipes for creative cleaning solutions. No stranger to television, Kelly cohosted one of HGTV’s most popular shows, Design on a Dime, and recently teamed up with celebrity interior designer Thom Filica to cohost Style Network’s hot design show My Awesome Room, and became a segment host and design expert on AOL Living. In addition, Kelly has appeared on ABC’s Holiday of Stars, where she designed former The Bachelor star and football analyst Jesse Palmer’s bachelor pad for the holidays. Appearing regularly in national design and decorating magazines, such as Cosmopolitan, Life & Style, and Good Housekeeping, Kelly is also a national spokesperson for Waterpik shower heads, and has been seen in several infomercials for Oreck vacuum cleaners and Cricut. When she’s not filming, she travels to speak on design both at home shows and on news stations nationwide, carrying the idea that anyone can design their own home. Kelly speaks to hundreds of homeowners, encouraging them to pick up the power tools and do it themselves. As a self-taught decorator, Kelly believes everyone can master their own personal design one nail at a time. She thinks just having the right recipe may be all they need.
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Overview

These days, many of us are spending increasing time and energy in our homes. We’re cooking and dining in, gardening, and tapping into our inner Mr. and Ms. Fix-it. Instead of hiring a designer, we are joining the do-it-yourself diehards to create spaces we love. At least, we would if we knew how!

Enter Kelly Edwards, cohost of Design on a Dime and My Awesome Room, who will guide us step by step from basic design projects to total transformations. As a lover of cookbooks and design, Kelly presents her tips in a fun and accessible collection of “recipes.” With hundreds of photographs and tips from amazing designers and tastemakers, The Design Cookbook: Recipes for a Stylish Home bridges the gap between a typical coffee table book and a DIY guide. Focusing on ingredients, proportions, and overall design aesthetics, Kelly delivers a guide for us to cook up our most stylish homes yet. Combine these ingredients to create your cozy, fabulous home—starting today!

Details

ISBN: 9781605425320
Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2013
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“VERDICT: With close to 300 color photographs of sophisticated interiors, experienced do-it-yourselfers will find an abundance of decorating ideas here.” ~Library Journal, Gayle A. Williamson, Fashion Inst. of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles

“First, there are plenty of pictures, something I love, and handy step-by-step instructions. Next, each room has a listing of styles ranging from rustic to chic . . . None of this has to be expensive either. That's what I love most.” ~Roundtable Reviews

“Practical, insightful, inspiring, and thoroughly ‘user friendly,’ The Design Cookbook: Recipes for a Stylish Home is very highly recommended for personal and community library interior design instructional reference collections and supplemental reading lists.” ~The Interior Design Shelf

On any given page of The Design Cookbook, no consideration—not one pinch of design salt—is too small to be brought to light by Edwards’ all-divining eye for detail, color, accent, space, contrast, harmony, and (above all) practicality. Every step of the way, she makes sure you feel confident about how smart you’d be to put your money wherever her intelligent design sensibility says it should go. – Joanna Brichetto, BookPage