Lamb, editorial director of Rue magazine, sets out to help readers create their "ultimate living space" in this exquisite guide to home decor. Lamb begins by encouraging readers to ask what a "functional, joyful home" looks like to them and then goes room by room offering pointers on how to add "beauty in your everyday routines." Her tour starts in the entryway, which should "welcome you home" (mirrors usually look good here), then moves through the living room (a coffee table wrapped in fabric is an easy, stylish upgrade), dining area (opting for an antique "time-worn" table means "a spill will only add to its character"), and laundry space (decanting detergents into glass containers is a nice touch). Lamb insists that play areas for children be decorated to suit the tastes of those they serve rather than those of the adults in the house, and outside, a rug "ups the cozy factor." Photos accompany the design tips, and Lamb's approach is friendly and unpretentious. Design aficionados looking to shake up their decor need look no further. Agent: Joy Tutela, David Black Literary. (Apr.) Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly.
"From top home design magazine Rue comes an expert guide to creating your ideal space"--Review by Publisher Summary 2
The editorial director of a bi-monthly digital home design magazine showcases images of real homes to explore a variety of complementary aesthetics along with expert insights and tips and tricks to help readers design the rooms of their dreams. Illustrations.Review by Publisher Summary 3
From top home design magazine Rue comes an accessible guide to creating your ideal space.“Home with Rue tells us, step by step, how we can feel confident about making home design choices that make every room in our house gorgeous.”—Bobbi Brown, founder of Jones Road Beauty and creative director of The George hotel No matter your location, your style, or your budget, beautiful design should be available to all. As a pioneer in the digital magazine industry, Rue has inspired thousands since establishing their business in 2010. Now Rue’s editorial director, Kelli Lamb, has created this incredible collection to carry their style and advice into book form.Home with Rue is a compendium of inspirational and accessible ideas to help anyone imagine, plan, and create their ultimate living space. Written in the signature Rue voice and full of beautiful images of real homes lived in by real people, it features thoughtfully curated advice, how-to information, and resources. Each chapter focuses on a different space and explores a variety of complementary aesthetics. Woven throughout are expert insights, concise tips and tricks sharing why certain decorating methods work, and quotes from top designers on their creative processes and favorite details or memories of a space. With hundreds of never-before-seen interior design photographs from Rue's extensive collection, Home with Rue is destined to be a timeless classic to help fans, followers, and readers design the rooms and home of their dreams.