Life Unstyled

Life Unstyled

How to Embrace Imperfection and Create A Home You Love

Book - 2016
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We are bombarded by perfect interiors, images that aren't attainable because they have been styled to the point where they bear no resemblance to reality. These interiors may be stunning, but they aren't an honest reflection of how we really live and I think they make us feel bad about our own less-than-perfect homes.

Life Unstyled is about taking inspiration from real homes that are beautiful, creative and inspiring but at the same time a little rough around the edges, with signs of everyday life evident throughout.

The first section, 'Homes Unstyled', sets out Emilly's manifesto for creating a stylish home that is beautiful but lived in. A Home is Never Done advocates allowing your space to evolve gradually so it is an ever-changing expression of your tastes and interests. Work with What You've Got suggests ways to make the most of the home you have rather than yearning for unattainable perfection. Signs of Life offers ideas for wrangling papers, clutter and other stuff. Creative Clutter tackles collections and displays, while Break the Rules rejects style diktats and shows how individuality can bring a home to life. The second section, 'People Live Here', visits real-life homes that are definitely not perfect yet display incredible style and creativity and reflect their owners' needs, tastes and style. And throughout the book, quick fixes, DIY makes and ' Every Home Should Have...' boxes offer creative solutions with unique results.

Publisher: London : Ryland Peters & Small, 2016
ISBN: 9781849757546
Branch Call Number: 747 HEN 2016
Characteristics: 159 pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Treloar, Debi

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PaintedChair
Apr 07, 2018

Finally a book that speaks to people who have an eclectic flair and wholeheartedly live their lives surrounding themselves with beautiful imperfection. This book is highly recommended to folks who don't quite fit into the sterile, perfection-mode of interior design; it's for those who love life and love their warm, inviting, imperfect environments they call home.

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22METZ
Apr 22, 2017

Bohemian style with a touch of clutter and lots of junk. Not a book I would get again. The rooms seem dark and dingy. I couldn't stand living in such chaos. It just encourages hoarders.

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