Who hasn’t had that feeling that something needs to change ASAP? And by something, we mean nothing less than our daily environment, our lives—our home. The reasons we need a change are legion: we might want to paint the white kitchen walls a more interesting color, or get frustrated at all the time we spend burrowing around in the back of the closet looking for something to wear. With a hands-on approach to creating beautiful and comfortable homes that suit the way we live, interiors journalist Claire Bingham reveals the decorating tips and tricks behind the most inspiring interiors. Using easy to understand DIY projects, Modern Living—How to Decorate with Style shows us what to think about when decorating a room and how to transform a dull space into something fantastic that we love.
CLAIRE BINGHAM is a freelance journalist and copywriter who writes on design and style for international titles, including Vogue Living, The Telegraph Magazine, as well as for luxury retail brands. Before scouring the world for beautiful interiors as homes editor at UK Elle Decoration, Claire began her career in interiors, working for the Pimlico Road antiques dealer Christopher Howe. Having lived in London, Milan and Sydney, Claire has never lost her love of globetrotting or curiosity about people, places and inspiring design.
- Many DIY projects to make the most of your space
- Creative instructions from design writer Claire Bingham
- Create your own home solutions that make your life easier and better
“As an interiors journalist I’ve spent a lot of time looking round other people’s homes, seeing a whole lot of different styles and finding out from the homeowners what makes them tick.”
“In this book, I wanted to write about some of the style lessons I’ve picked up along the way. I’m often asked for help with decorating dilemmas, so room-by-room, the book goes through big-picture advice on what to think about when planning a scheme from scratch to smaller style hacks to creating a look that you love.”
“Some of the top tips that feature – from myself and from some of the leading interior bloggers around the world – include tricks to disguising a television in the lounge to clever space saving ideas in the bathroom. We also give our favourite decorating rules to break. One of my constant loves is to paint a room all the same shade, from the skirting boards, to architraves and doors. Who needs a horizontal white stripe running around the base of a room? The effect blurs the boundaries, making ceilings seem taller and spaces opened out.”