Book Review | Abigail Ahern | Decorating with Style

10 november 2015

Book Review

Abigail Ahern

Decorating with Style

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Yes, another book review! Again a book by Abigail Ahern : ” Decorating with Style “. She is the queen of styling and moody colors in my opinion. Although I’m more of a minimalist, I certainly love working with color and styling. Even if you don’t use much color or props in your home, you still need to make it look and feel good.

And that’s where Abigail comes in. She as no other shows in this book how you can learn to create vignettes and styling your decorative items in your home. I think this book is for everyone who loves to be creative and needs some inside information about  “how to…” Even I myself!

I’m an interior designer and love to work with the big picture, how and where to put the walls, furniture, lighting fixtures and to make an interior work well, to feel good and make everything coherent . Even I struggle with the styling sometimes. Thats why I’m convinced an interior and the styling has to grow.

Every now and then you change the items, add some new and kill some of your darlings. Try, play, analyse, change and repeat… that’s the only way you learn, and develop your own style.

But to get a bit on the right track, Abigail reveals a lot of her styling secrets and tips in this book. She helps you to find your style, keeps pushing you to just do it and to make mistakes and learn from them. “Don’t play safe” she says. I agree.

She tells you all about how to combine colors, textiles and patterns, how to be creative with small spaces, where to put your furniture, use texture, storage tips, lighting fixtures, decorative paint…..  I can go on forever. So keep in mind that even if Abigail Ahern’s style is not yours, you can still learn a lot from this book. I think it will be my styling bible for a long time!

So: go grab this book, put it on your Christmas wish-list, ask it for your birthday…. and read it from the from to the back, or as I do, from the back to the front and then again and again, whenever you need some inspiration, courage and a boost in the right direction.

The Decorating with style book by Abigail Ahern is available at Abigails store and for the Dutchies at Bol.com

Enjoy!

Ps in the film even more pages!!

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BOEKRECENSIE

ABIGAIL AHERN

DECOREREN MET STIJL

 

Ja, ee boek revieuw! En dit keer weer een boek van Abigail Ahern : “Decorating with Style “. Zij is naar mijn mening, de koningin van de styling en donkere, stemmige kleuren. Hoewel ik ben meer van een minimalistisch interieur houd, werk ik wel graag met kleur en styling. Zelfs als je niet veel kleur of accessoires wilt gebruiken in huis, moet het weinige dat je toepast nog steeds mooi zijn, inspireren en goed voelen.

En dat is waar Abigail er bij komt kijken. Zij, als geen ander, toont je in dit boek hoe je zelf kunt leren hoe je styling stillevens creëert en hoe je je decoratieve voorwerpen en je meubels kunt stylen.  Ik denk dat dit boek heel geschikt is voor iedereen die graag creatief is maar ook wel wat “inside” informatie kan gebruiken.

Zelfs ik! Ik ben een interieur ontwerper en houd mij meestal bezig met het grote geheel: hoe en waar de muren komen, de plek van de meubels, de verlichting plannen, de materialen, eigenlijk alle voorwaarden om een interieur goed te laten werken, je er goed in te voelen en het een goede samenhang heeft. Maar ook ik kan soms wel eens worstelen met de styling. Dat is waarom ik  ervan overtuigd ben dat een interieur en de styling echt moet groeien.Zo nu en dan moet je de items te veranderen, wisselen, wat nieuws toevoegen en wat van je lievelings items weg doen. Probeer, spelen, analyseren, vanderen en dit riedeltje opnieuw herhalen … dat is de enige manier om het te leren en je eigen stijl te ontwikkelen.

Maar om je een beetje op het juiste spoor te krijgen, onthult Abigail veel van haar styling geheimen en tips in dit boek. Ze helpt je om jouw stijl te vinden, blijft je uitdagen om het te proberen en om fouten te maken en daarvan te leren. “Niet te veilig spelen”, zegt ze. Ik ben het daar mee eens!

Ze vertelt je alles over hoe je kleuren, stoffen en patronen, combineert, hoe je creatief met kleine ruimtes omgaat, waar je je meubels zet, je textuur toepast, opruim tips, verlichting, decoratieve verf … .. Ik kan eeuwig doorgaan. Dus hou in gedachten dat zelfs als Abigail Ahern’s stijl is niet jouw stijl is, kun je nog heel veel leren van dit boek. Ik denk dat het mijn styling bijbel voor een lange tijd gaat zijn!

Dus: ga voor dit boek, zet het op je kerst verlanglijstje, vraag het voor je verjaardag ….

Het Decorating with Style boek van Abigail Ahern is verkrijgbaar via Abigails store en voor NL bij  Bol.com

 

Geniet!

 

Ps : in het filpje nog veel meer blz van het boek!

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