Mad About The House : 101 Interior Design Answers
Publication Date: 3 March 2020
A companion to the best-selling book by the founder of the UK's number 1 interiors blog, this easy-to-use dictionary of interior design answers all those questions you wanted to solve but were afraid to ask.
The book begins with the most important questions of all: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? And When? The aim is to answer these before you start any decorating scheme and you will avoid the most common mistakes, save money and, most importantly, create a home that works for you and the people who live there. Mad About the House: 101 Interior Design Answers is the super-practical guide that allows you to dip in and out so you can solve all your decorating dilemmas.
The chapters focus on Walls, Floors, Ceilings, Windows, Doors & Skirtings, Furniture Layout, Lighting, before finally a round-up of Fixtures & Fittings. In addition to the no-nonsense practical answers, there are checklists and step-by-step guides to key decorating challenges - everything from How to Hang Wallpaper, to Arranging a Gallery Wall, and Removing Stains from Carpets & Soft Furnishings.
About the Author
Kate Watson-Smyth is a journalist with over 15 years of experience writing about interiors for publications such as the Financial Times, the Independent and the Daily Mail. Her blog, madaboutthehouse.com, is the UK's number-one interiors blog, winning Vuelio number 1 UK Interiors Blog in 2015/16 and 2016/17, Amara Interior Blog Awards Best Design Inspiration in 2015, and Domino top 16 interiors blogs US/UK 2016. Kate's first book Shades of Grey was published in 2016 and translated into Dutch, French and Italian.
Kate lives and works in London and regularly hosts talks forecasting future trends for clients including ELLE Decoration and Anthro...