Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Remodelista by Julie Carlson Book Review

Have you been warmly engulfed by the design vortex that is the Remodelista blog? If that's a yes then it'll come as no surprise that the book Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home by Julie Carlson is an absolute home bible for the renovators among you. 


Here's the blurb:

Remodelista.com is the go-to, undisputed authority for home design enthusiasts, remodellers, architects, and designers. Unlike sites that cater to all tastes, Remodelista has a singular and clearly defined aesthetic: classic pieces trump designs that are trendy and transient, and well-edited spaces take precedence over cluttered environments. High and low mix seamlessly here, and getting the look need not be expensive. Remodelista decodes the secrets to achieving this aesthetic, with in-depth tours and lessons from 12 enviable homes; a recipe-like breakdown of the hardest-working kitchens and bathrooms; dozens of do-it-yourself projects; The Remodelista 100, a guide to the best everyday household objects; and an in-depth look at the ins and outs of the remodelling process. In a world of design confusion, Remodelista takes the guesswork out of the process.


Remodelista is beautifully packaged. With great quality pages and a weighty cover, this is a book to display with pride!


The whole ethos of Remodelista is that the author's want to pass on their wisdom and experience gained through many years of renovating their own properties, helping their readers save time and money and valuable energy. Why waste hours mindlessly trawling the Internet when others have put in the legwork for you? For exaple, there's a fantastic explanation of what to buy and what to avoid at Ikea.


My favourite quote is this:
Classic and livable trumps trendy and transient.
Remoelista consistantly combines a contemporary edge with a timeless warmth. It's a gorgeous aesthetic....


The homes they share are very much of one look. And, it should be said that there is a very strong American-bias....but that's no bad thing! 


If you adore the images I've shared here then you will be in design heaven! Lots of white walls, pared-back spaces....but in no way lacking in homely cosiness. It's a look they have absolutely mastered...and are will to share every iota of information with us.


Yippee!

{If you'd like to buy a copy of the Remodelista book, click here!}

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3 comments :

Dawna Motz said...

Thanks for sharing,,,my son and daughter in law would love these rooms! I will be posting about their reno in a few days, hope you will stop back ! Have a wonderful day!

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