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Apartment Therapy Complete and Happy Home Hardcover – September 15, 2015
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"Apartment Therapy is a trusted, go-to resource for many of us—and now it's a book. Apartment Therapy Complete and Happy Home is a must-have coffee table tome that shines a light on the seemingly lost art of homemaking." –Refinery29
"The most definitive title from the blog that started a digital design phenomenon is a can't miss. Filled with helpful tips, inspiring photos, and approachable advice, it illuminates the design process for recreational designers who want to turn the everyday into something beautiful." –Lonny
"The brains behind the always clever and creative Apartment Therapy website bring their expertise to the printed page with this value-loaded guide to finding and making a livable and personal home. Tips on choosing colors, floor plans—and even light bulbs—along with practical organizing and cleaning pointers make this a must-read." –Traditional Home
"Even if she has the perfect house, there are great ideas to be had in [Apartment Therapy's] new book." –Every Day with Rachael Ray
"Ryan and Apartment Therapy's executive editor, Janel Laban, have co-written a book that digs deep into the nitty-gritty of creating a home—the art of turning a few rooms full of furniture into a well-designed, livable, put-together space." –Houston Chronicle
"Readers will find all the tools needed to find, make, and maintain a suitable home. Whether you're a seasoned homeowner looking to freshen up or organize your lair, or a first-time homeowner, this book might be just the ticket for taking your living space up a notch or two in the design department." –Detroit Home
"Useful, pretty and full of information . . . It’s easy enough to pick up and read 5 minutes at a time, and pretty enough to pick up and not even read a word." –Emily Henderson
"In Maxwell Ryan and Janel Laban's newest and most comprehensive book, they offer practical ideas for setting up, organizing and living in whatever place you call home. The three-part book first helps you understand and evaluate your space and your personal style. In section two, you begin to train your eye by looking at 75 of the most well-styled rooms in the country. Finally, a guide to cleaning, repairing and room-by-room organizing helps you maintain your happy home all year-long." –The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
About the Author
MAXWELL RYAN is the cofounder of the Apartment Therapy blog network. Frequently quoted in the press, Maxwell has been called a “Makeover Guru” by the New York Times. He is the author of Apartment Therapy, Apartment Therapy Presents, and Apartment Therapy’s Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces. He lives in New York.
JANEL LABAN is the executive editor of Apartment Therapy. Since 2006, she’s spent her time discovering great design, inspiring homes, and the lovely people who live in them—then happily sharing it all with the world on the site. Janel lives in Chicago with her husband and son.
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The first part of the book contains great and useful decorating info and tips but that just wasn't enough to save the truly unappealing rooms featured. Sorry, this book was a FAIL.
If you DO want ideas specific to a location that you might not be able renovate, please check out their first book.
It's a nice enough book, beautiful, but I feel like I should have waited and just read it in the bookstore. Especially how, as previously mentioned, some text is cut off by a picture on p.14.... Probably should have waited for the second edition, at least.
This book is much more about decorating a house than an apartment. The beginning actually goes over what types of houses there are and what to look for. If you are considering moving and want to design every part of your home this book has some useful information. It focuses less on working with the space you have in a creative and useful way, and more shows you lots of pictures of beautiful homes with lots of space to do whatever they wanted.
If you were living in an apartment about half of this book wouldn't actually apply to you. It focuses a lot on how paint colors, and floor types really make a space come together. The second half of the book which is more about decorating, doesn't offer much advice. It has beautiful pictures of various spaces, but not much advice.
However, I did enjoy the book. It has examples of different decorating styles, and sample color palettes. I think it could be helpful to figure out what style you actually like style wise. Maybe put a name to that style to better be able to express it.