Thursday, April 8, 2010

At Home With Laurie Ann ~Book Review~

At Home With Laurie Ann: A Decorator’s Guide: Turn the Place You Live Into a Home You Love
By:Laurie Ann McMillin Ray
These days few can afford to hire an interior decorator.

Starting with the basics, At Home With Laurie Ann cracks the code to creating the home of your dreams on the budget you have. The instructions are simple and straightforward, and the look is cozy and comfortable. It’s practical because Laurie starts with what you already have, moves a piece of furniture here, makes a substitution there, adds unexpected color and tops it off with inexpensive (but expensive-looking) purchases. The result is a thrifty transformation!

Written in a non-intimidating, down-home style to appeal and inspire many to redecorate, this book is ideal for everyone from the first-time buyer or third-time home owner to the perennial renter, newly married to the long-time bachelor and lively family to the single sophisticate.

About the author: For more than twenty five years Laurie Ann McMillin Ray has built a solid reputation in Southern California as an interior designer, and as the owner of several decorating stores. Visit

My Thoughts:
At Home With Laurie Ann is a great decorating book that includes tips and instructions from a professional decorator. Laurie Ann's eclectic style and cost saving ideas allow the reader to create a home in their own style. Laurie Ann begins with a basic 9-point questionnaire to help you decide your individual decorating needs.
Ideas in this book cover the five basic features of decorating a room -walls,floors, furniture, window coverings and lightening. There are suggestions for each room and tips of how to chose themes and colors to tie all the areas of the home together. There are even make-over tips for the porch and outside of your home including your yard and gardens.
There is so much more in this book and some many good tips and ideas. Laurie Ann includes some great Holiday decorating ideas and even recipes for each occasion.
This book has bright colorful pictures and is a very useful book that contains some great decorating ideas and tips.

Title: At Home With Laurie Ann: A Decorator’s Guide: Turn the Place You Live Into a Home You Love
Author: Laurie Ann McMillin Ray
Genre: Home/Interior Design
ISBN: 978-0-9840748-0-8
Publication Date: February 2010
Pages: 224
Price: $29.95
Publisher: Laurie Ann Publishing, Inc

*Disclosure: Thank You to AME for providing me a copy of this book for review purposes. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.

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