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Good Bones, Great Pieces: The Seven Essential Pieces That Will Carry You Through a Lifetime Hardcover – May 1, 2012
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Suzanne and Lauren McGrath are a mother–daughter interior design team who operate the design blog Good Bones, Great Pieces. They live in New York City and Rye, New York.
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What's good about this book is that it is very focused with each chapter dedicated to an individual piece. Because of that, it doesn't feel verbose or like it is trying to accomplish too much in one book. But it also means that this is hardly a one-stop shop for decorating how-to's. (If you are expecting that in this book, you will probably be disappointed.) But the focus meant that by the end of the book I felt like I understood each furniture piece pretty well and was much more grounded in the different kinds of styles available. I also appreciated that the book was well designed and constructed. It seems silly, but there are a lot of design books out there that are surprisingly ugly, which I've always found amusing. I also enjoyed that beyond the focus of the 7 essential pieces there were good quotes of design wisdom here and there that really did make me think about how I decorate my place.
That said, there were some things in this book that kept it from being 5-stars for me.Read more ›
The book is beautifully laid out and a pleasure to read. Give a copy to every college graduate you know -- male or female!
Thanks for your insights and expertise. We are HUGE fans of yours.
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I love their blog, but in trying to meet the theme of "Great Pieces", the authors restricted their photos to only the rooms that feature these half-dozen furniture items. Read morePublished 11 months ago by JRDallas
Wonderful, smartly written guide to home decor. Down to earth and very manageable advice covering every price point on the furniture market.Published 19 months ago by Mary Spoelstra
Loved the book so much that I bought one for my niece who has just finished graduate school and has a new apartment she is furnishing. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Dianne
Good basic design book with excellent source references in back of book. I will be using this book while designing our new home.Published on December 10, 2013 by dapostrophe
Love this book! Great ideas and great for me to show my clients and customers some
of these ladies techniques and ideas.