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Undecorate: The No-Rules Approach to Interior Design Hardcover – March 8, 2011

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CHRISTIANE LEMIEUX is the founder and creative director of DwellStudio, a fast-growing home décor and children’s furnishings company. Known for her colorful, modern patterns, Lemieux launched a full-scale fabric line in 2010. She is also a featured design partner with Target and a frequent contributor to leading design blogs, such as Apartment Therapy and Design*Sponge. She lives in New York City with her husband, children, and her Labrador, the design studio’s mascot.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Potter Style (March 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 030746315X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307463159
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.9 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #478,727 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Undecorate. Provocative title. Does it mean to go minimal and spartan and dispose of all the the trappings of interior design and decorating?

On the contrary, it means infusing your home with personality, color dense and/or neutral, and mixing it up with high and low things of every age, vintage, antique, and contemporary.

The book is filled with real people who just happen to have a super real grasp for decorating. Even though the book plays down the professional decorator or designer, all of the homes have owners who are in a creative profession, sometimes as design professionals, decorators, stylists, artists of every type, and writers. But rather than eschew typical rules and regulations of creating home decor, these folks embrace the unique and beautiful.

The title includes: "The No Rules Approach To Interior Design", that kind of implies that doing what each home owner did was just throw it together without thought to what good design means. This is so not true! No rules does not mean no talent, or no educated eye editing and arranging these spaces. Each home is meticulous in it's details, even though the process unfolded in a natural, no rules, organic manner. It would be great to have anyone of these creative home owners come over and help do up your home.

Common threads unite all of these spaces. You will see collections, color, antlers, art work, books, typography as art, pattern, hide rugs, mid century modern, modern and vintage textiles, French antiques, and naturally and artfully edited spaces that look lived in and inviting. And there's a sense of fun and whimsy and wit in these rooms too.

All of this makes the book user friendly. The reader feels that this kind of undecorating is within their reach.
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This book confirms what I have been doing all my adult life - undecorating. Never have gone to a store and "decorated" my home. I have always used what I had - family antiques, hand me downs and originally new items and made do with them. Mixed styles and textures and made a homey home not a decorator's showplace. You can put your feet up and really live in the homes shown in the book and that is what real living is all about. Gives you ideas for many styles so that you can find what you are comfortable with and give you the tools to undecorate.
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I sat and read this entire book in one sitting. Yes, actually read it. Which is unusual for me and a decorating book. Most times....I just browse the photos and there isn't any good descriptive copy included. Such is not the case with this book. This book shows many homes decorated by the owners. And the accompanying stories tell how these owners came to the decisions they made in their decor. Yes, this book is not about hiring a decorator but instead living with the things you love. Letting your space evolve over time. Making a statement with a collection. Yes, all rules broken in this book of decor. It encourages all to think out of the box. To create spaces as individual as the occupants themselves. Gorgeous photography. This book will be one I will go back to over and over again to see certain images and remind myself of how great it looks to mix things up and follow your own drummer.
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What a disappointment........Yes, the photos are beautiful but the rooms featured are generally not inspiring. A lot of them look like sloppy housekeeping. When I read a book, I mark the pages that interest me with a post-it note so I can easily find what I liked. In this book, I marked one page. Some of the folks with "collections' to display remind me of the hoarders featured on television shows. Do not waste your money!
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This book really grew on me. The first time I checked it out from the library I thought "meh" - disappointment and I just liked 2 or 3 of the homes featured. A couple of spaces featured toward the beginning of the book just do not resonate with me at all and were actually a turn-off that kept me from getting too deep into rest of the book - like an older couple that live in an industrial space with several cars and a trailer and someone with many collectibles like Jolly Green Giant and retro kitsch. But then I kept checking the book out of the library to "revisit" the homes I really liked, flipped past my dislikes and started noticing more and more other spaces that I admired. I finally bought the book and it's in my top 3 or 4 decor books that I enjoying browsing at home. I also liked reading the narratives that talk through each home.
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My favorite design book ... because it looks as if these are real people living in real homes. Most designer books are so staged, you know that no one actually LIVES in those dwellings. This book shows design flare without obvious staging.
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Personally I think the number one audience for this book should be decorators who tend to arrange living spaces which should be viewed from afar, like a painting, not lived in as a home. These are the homes of families from many cross sections of American Life. Their spaces are well used and lived in. If you were a guest you would immediately be comfortable and relaxed. You also see children and dogs freely using these houses.

This book too suffers from one overused concept in interior design though. This is the almost exclusive use of beige and white except in accessory pieces. In these cases though I have the impressions that the families just went with the easiest, most comfy way to set up and then decorated mainly with their personal interests, pieces and art works. There is not a thing wrong with this. I have done it myself. The only problem is that for someone who already pretty much also lives like this, there were no new ideas for me to use in my own space. I was hoping to pick up some new ideas.

So my recommendation is that this book is best for the opposite kind of person, the person who has a lovely home in which no one can get comfy or relax. There are plenty of them out there and they are the ones who need this book.

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