Elements of Style

Elements of Style

Designing A Home & A Life

Book - 2014
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"From the star blogger and designer Erin Gates [comes an] interior design book that shows how designing a home is also a method of personal expression and self-discovery. Drawing on her 10 years of experience running her own design firm, Erin combines practical, honest design advice and ... professional photographs and illustrations with personal essays about lessons she has learned while designing her own home and her own life--the first being: none of our homes or lives are perfect"
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476744872
Branch Call Number: 747 GATES GATES
Characteristics: xv, 318 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm


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LPL_MeredithW Dec 02, 2017

If you like a high-end, semi-traditional, semi-glamorous look to your home decor, you'll find lots to inspire you in the numerous high-quality shots in this book.

karo Feb 10, 2015

I really enjoyed this book, and I actually READ it! It's not just pretty pictures. Well written and engaging stories. Highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys design or is looking for some inspiration.

debwalker Jan 26, 2015

Much more than a decorating book....Gates shares her life with us, including her painful teen experiences with anorexia and BDD. Interesting insights about how the home tells the story of your life journey. Along with lots of practical ideas for decorating on the cheap!


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