Explains how to incorporate three crucial details of design--comfort, economy, and color--into one's personal decorating approach, helping readers transform their home with a series of real-life examples, inspirational details, and innovative suggestions for easy, thrifty, and stylish decorating.
Randy Florke--a Country Living contributor who has been featured in The New York Times and People magazine and has appeared on the Today show--presents the most accessible (and easiest) decorating primer ever created. His beautiful and affordable heartland sensibility is irresistible.Interior decorator and Country Living contributing editor Randy Florke hails from Iowa-and his inviting design style captures the warmth and homey appeal of heartland America. Every beautiful color photograph presents real-life examples of rooms that radiate charm and practically invite readers to step inside and make themselves at home. Using a friendly, personal approach, Florke explores appealing and accessible ways to use color to warm up a kitchen; add luxury to a dining room with dressed-up windows; make a bedroom memorable with antique linens; and turn a bathroom into a retreat with traditional claw-foot tubs and pedestal sinks. Even town homes get that “country touch” with just the right piece of overstuffed furniture, area rugs, and landscape paintings that provide a rural view. Anyone hoping to transform a home from ordinary to extraordinary will find thrifty and stylish ways to shop and decorate.