Mad About the House: A Decorating Handbook (Hardcover)
The book of the UK's No.1 interiors blog, madaboutthehouse.com.Expanding on her award-winning blog, Kate Watson-Smyth shares a wealth of experience in home design to help you make the most of your space, be it a house, apartment or single room.Packed full of ideas and inspiration for every budget, work through your home room by room with Kate’s expert and practical tips and tricks that ensure every corner reaches its maximum potential. As well as her top 10 design hacks, Kate reveals the rules of rug layout, explains how to buy a sofa, and shows you how to get the lighting right in every room. Learn how to decorate your home with style and confidence, select colours that work, make the most of small spaces and create the perfect zones for relaxation, entertaining and work – sometimes all in the same space.Whatever your style, Mad About The House is a must-have for anyone who is interested in interior design and who wants to make their house a home.
About the Author
Kate Watson-Smyth is a journalist with over 15 years of experience writing about interiors for publications such as the Financial Times, the Independent and the Daily Mail. Her blog, madaboutthehouse.com, is the UK’s number-one interiors blog, winning Vuelio number 1 UK Interiors Blog in 2015/16 and 2016/17, Amara Interior Blog Awards Best Design Inspiration in 2015, and Domino top 16 interiors blogs US/UK 2016. Kate’s first book Shades of Grey was published in 2016 and translated into German, French and Italian. Kate lives and works in London and regularly hosts talks forecasting future trends for clients including ELLE Decoration, Anthropologie and MADE.com.
'A must-have book for anyone who wants make their house a home.'
- Creativecolour.org ||
'[Kate Watson-Smyth is] the ideal guide to getting it right in the troublesome world of interior decorating.'
- The Simple Things ||
'Far from your typical coffee table book, Kate has created a book that you actually want to read cover to cover, absorbing all of the expert advice that she offers inside.'
- Rose & Grey Blog ||
'This book should be on every homeowner’s bedside table.'
- Your Home ||
‘There’s something for every interiors enthusiast in Kate Watson-Smyth’s new book.'
- House Beautiful ||
‘A must-read for anyone trying to figure out their house style.'