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No Place Like Home: Tips & techniques for real family-friendly home design Paperback – February 1, 2011
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
So, few tips, no techniques. A disappointment
This book was so engaging I read it cover to cover and now it is on my coffee table so I can reference it frequently. It makes a great coffee table book but be careful because people keep wanting to take it home with them.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved this book,and his ideas. I especially liked how movies,and the houses in them influenced him. So many were ones that influenced me too. Would love a follow up book!Published 24 months ago by Carolann
Expected much more. Photos from obviously copyrighted works are made to look like an abstract painting. Come on, just use good photos to illustrate instead of that crap.Published on February 7, 2013 by Marcus L. Roberson
Exactly what I was hoping for when I ordered this book. Gave me some new things to think about and some ways to handle some challenges I have had with some projects.Published on October 19, 2012 by Brenda
Mr. Saint-Onge introduces this book with stories of his 'Bedford' style hometown and the wonderful friendship he had with his widowed neighbour. Read morePublished on June 24, 2011 by SkiC
Stephen Saint-Onge is one of my favorite designers of all time. His designs are warm & inviting and I could picture myself living very comfortably in a home designed by Mr. Read morePublished on March 17, 2011 by Michael's Mommy