We have two titles to review today that will interest anyone with a passion for design – whether it be interior design or fashion.
How to Decorate, is an inspiring and practical handbook by Shannon Fricke, to help you create a home you love living in, that reflects you, and your passions. How to Decorate includes beautiful photography of homes that Shannon has styled and include her insider tips on everything from colour, personalities, fabric types, and some of the best suppliers in the industry. How to Decorate helps you find your style and create a home that is both functional and beautiful.
How to Decorate guides you through the decorating process and includes tips on everything from choosing colours, floors, furniture, flowers and furnishings to create the look you love. How to Decorate is based on the authors successful How to Decorate weekend workshops and is essentially a workshop in book form. It includes chapters on: Discovering your Decorating Story, Creating Your Concept, Working with Space, Accessorising – The Key to Individuality, and many more.
Whether you are building a new home; renovating; or simply redecorating your existing home to hide its flaws and make the most of its assets, How to Decorate is a handy style guide.The book is well written, has lovely photography, and loads of tips and tricks to help your navigate and have fun during the decorating process.
How to Decorate, would make a handy addition to the home library of lovers of home decorating and interior design.
Format: Paperback, 210 pages
Great Big Book of Fashion Illustration by Martin Dawber is a collection of over 1000 images featuring the very latest in fashion illustration. It includes innovative work from a range of artists, showcasing cutting edge fashion designs from around the world. It also shows a range of sketchbook work for an insight into the creative and technical process.
|Kerstin Wacker. ‘Flower Dress’, Watercolour, Ink, Pen, Adobe Photoshop.
Every kind of fashion is covered – from women’s couture, swimwear, separates, youth culture, accessories, children, and more.The illustrations cover a broad range of techniques from digital technologies such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, to more traditional methods such as watercolour, collage, and simple pen and ink.
|Shiho Matsubara. Personal Work, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.
Great Big Book of Fashion Illustration would be an invaluable reference for those interested in graphic design, drawing, and fashion.
Publisher: Batsford Ltd
Format: Paperback, 416 pages