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The DIY style finder : discover your unique style and decorate yourself / KariAnne Wood.
Title Variants:
Do-it-yourself style finder

Style finder
Publication Information:
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2019]

Physical Description:
221 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Wood provides tours of five different homes representing five different design styles, all with the goal of helping you create a style that's uniquely your own.


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747 WOO Book Adult General Collection

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Let Your Style Shine

KariAnne Wood could tell you a lot about decorating. After all, she's an expert. But this book isn't about her.

It's about you .

It's about the colors, textures, and patterns that make your heart sing. It's about the creative ideas you can't wait to try in your own home. It's about finding your one-of-a-kind style and then just going for it. And KariAnne is here to help you.

Featuring her home and those of four of her blogger friends--Yvonne Pratt (StoneGable), Bre Doucette (Rooms for Rent), Laura Putnam (Finding Home Farms), and Carmel Phillips (Our Fifth House), KariAnne takes you on a tour representing five major design styles--Farmhouse, Traditional, Coastal, Transitional, and Contemporary.

From the entryway to the living room to the kitchen to outdoor spaces, you'll find tips and decorating inspiration for each of these different styles--to encourage you to create a home that's amazingly, wonderfully, uniquely YOU.

Author Notes

KariAnne Wood is the author of The DIY Home Planner and writes the award-winning lifestyle blog Thistlewood Farms, a tiny corner of the internet where all her stories and DIY's hang out and drink sweet tea. She also writes, photographs, and styles for several national magazines, including Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Ideas, Country Women, and Flea Market Dcor.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

In this helpful, brightly illustrated manual, Thistlewood Farms blogger Wood (You've Got This) defines home style broadly but lends workable categories to guide the DIY homeowner toward a unified and balanced home presentation. She lists the five major design styles (derived from her sensibilities and those of four fellow lifestyle bloggers) as coastal, contemporary, farmhouse, traditional, and transitional, with a multiple-choice quiz to help readers determine which appeal most to them. For example, readers that indicate their "home slogan" is, "Isn't zebra print a neutral?" likely have a contemporary design sense. If the slogan is, "Pass the sweet tea," that indicates a farmhouse design sense. As Wood makes clear, these categories are broadly defined, but they serve to point the amateur designer in the right direction, both toward clarifying his or her general preferences in dAccor and toward deciding upon specific projects. An entryway in the farmhouse style might include a timeworn bench and vintage storage buckets, while the same space in coastal could showcase an oversize jute basket. For those desiring a more intentional approach to their interior spaces, this book should prove a beneficial guide for bringing taste and economy to individual home design. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
Meet Our Homeownersp. 10
Style Quizp. 12
Styles Definedp. 18
1 The Entrywayp. 29
Pineapple Address Signp. 48
2 The Living Roomp. 51
Magnolia Wreathp. 80
3 The Dining Roomp. 83
Memory Platep. 112
4 The Kitchenp. 115
Wood Slice Trayp. 144
5 The Bathroomp. 147
6 The Bedroomp. 165
Pom-Pom Throwp. 194
7 Outdoor Spacesp. 197
Painted Garden Paversp. 216
Conclusionp. 219
Resourcesp. 220