The Decorated Home: Living with Style and Joy (Hardcover)
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In her first book, interior designer Meg Braff presents the building blocks of a pretty, polished home.
Everyone wants a house that is filled with grace and charm. Classic yet cheerful, Meg Braff’s style has a formality that is never studied, an elegance that is approachable and pretty. In seven chapters that cover the basics of her look, Braff shares advice on creating rooms that are both livable and attractive. In the first two chapters, she explores the key elements of her look—color and pattern—and how to employ them for maximum impact in your home. She discusses the essential elements of stylish bedrooms (hint: bring back the dressing table), explores the fundamentals of inviting baths and breakfast rooms, and gives tips on making chic outdoor spaces. Finally, Braff explains the importance of finishing touches, the little extras that elevate a room’s decor from good to great. All of her advice comes together in an overall theme of gracious living that will be warmly welcomed by readers looking to impart polish, color, and grace to their home.
Lushly illustrated with vivid images of Braff ’s lively work, The Decorated Home is an inspiring, idea-filled resource that readers will turn to again and again.
“Think Slim Aarons meets Technicolor elegance.”
About the Author
Born and raised in Mississippi, interior designer Meg Braff has been praised extensively for her ingenious use of color and pattern. Now based on Long Island, Meg Braff Interiors is known for its work in top resort locations including Bermuda, Palm Beach, the Hamptons, and Newport. Braff owns her own design shop in Locust Valley.
"If you're ready to graduate from hand-me-down furniture and weekend trips to Ikea, then this book is a great place to start."
"Interior designer Meg Braff shares her personal style plus the essential design elements she thinks every room needs."
—Confetti Style Blog
"Speaking of fabulous books available for pre-order, Meg Braff, one of my all-time favorite interior designers, is releasing her first book, The Decorated Home: Living with Style and Joy, in April. I can hardly wait!"
—The Glam Pad
"Braff considers each client’s personal items and their placement throughout the home to be the final layer to creating happiness. 'Whether it is a piece inherited from family or just something you love, meaningful items bring great joy to every room—no matter where you live.'"
"Colorful and classic, her interiors are all about symmetry, successful use in mixing patterns and color, and the effective use of timeless vintage treasures."
"The importance of finishing touches, the little extras, can elevate a room's decor from good to great for gracious living... as this volume illustrates."
"In The Decorated Home, Meg shares her recipe for a spirited dwelling. Color and pattern are her main ingredients; an eclectic eye for layering rooms adds a finishing touch that is at once purposeful and personable."
—Southern Lady Magazine
"In her new book, designer Meg Braff shows us the transformative power of intense hues."
"It makes me want to redecorate my whole house!"
"In her first book, Braff takes her fans and followers by the hand and shares practical advice and trade secrets, like choosing colors and mixing patterns. Best of all, she shows us, in delightful, colorful detail, the versatility which has propelled her continued success in more than 25 years in the design world."
—The Glam Pad
"She can instantly transform a blank canvas into something fabulous by infusing it with her signature island palette of blues, aquas and mint greens."
"In her debut book, Braff shares with readers her upbeat design work that brims with color, pattern, charm, whimsy, and joie de vivre. While reading her book, I kept thinking how much of an "old-school" decorator Braff is, a term that I use as a compliment. There is nothing weird or outré about Braff's work. What is in evidence is Braff's enthusiasm for fabrics, furniture, and other tools of her craft, all of which she so obviously enjoys working with."