'...packed full of practical tips... it feels like you're having a conversation with an expert rather than reading a book.' (Western Mail, April 2011).
From the Inside Flap
Stylish and practical design for real families
Renowned designer Stephen Saint-Onge has a very real sense of what everyday families want and need from their homes. As a father, husband, and homeowner, he knows that a home needs to do more than look nice to function for a family.
Mixing traditional American style with modern comfort and convenience, No Place Like Home walks you through Stephen's tried-and-true process for finding design inspiration in unconventional places—like films that may spark an idea or conversation about a style that you're drawn to—and guiding you to build a personal "Look Book" that helps you define your unique wants and needs. Drawn from his varied experiences from the many room makeovers he's done on television and in magazines, as well as the work he's done with private clients in their real-life homes, his hands-on design knowledge and time-saving tips empower anyone to live by his credo that "good home design has the power to change lives."
More than just beautiful photographs, No Place Like Home is a useful tool for anyone looking for creative direction on making a home truly livable and inviting. The first section helps you approach design by defining your style and determining your goals and budget; introduces creative tools and tricks that can have a big impact on a room; and educates you on various materials, furnishings, and accessories. The second section walks you through each room of the home, revealing secrets that Stephen has discovered in working with hundreds of families through the years. It includes not just living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens, but also home offices, kids' rooms, and multipurpose spaces.
Full of creative advice, design tips, and renovation ideas, No Place Like Home shows real families how to create beautiful spaces that work in the real world.