Author(s): India Mahdavi
Internationally celebrated designer India Mahdavi offers accessible tips for transforming your house into a home with personality. What Parisian Chic did for your wardrobe, Home Chic will do for your abode. Interior design icon India Mahdavis signature style incorporates bold accents of color, texture, and pattern. Yet as bold as her interiors are, the impact often lies in the details color, lighting, placement, arrangement and her solutions and inspiration translate into highly livable interiors. India believes that your home reflects your personality, so its important to accent the best features, to highlight the highlights! Just like fashion, its all about style. She takes you through each step from moving-in day to easy refreshes that, over time, spruce-up your home without breaking the bank. No home is without shortcomings, but Indias solutions will make them disappear. Her tips make it all seem easy: open up the space by removing unnecessary doors, create perspectives by placing something beautiful at eye level, balance horizontal and vertical proportions, and avoid cookie-cutter style throughout the home. Her signature interiors incorporate bold accents of color, texture, and pattern. With pointers that include faux pas to avoid, dos and donts, classic versus luxury detail, ingenious storage ideas, time-saving tips, and an annotated address book for sourcing the best design items, this household bible will equip you with all you need to transform your home room by room. Whether you're moving into a new space or rejuvenating an old one, Home Chic overflows with advice and inspiration shared in a light tone with idea packed illustrations. The handsome volume features a ribbon page marker and leatherette binding.
"Witty, sharply observed, her advice is a great starter for anyone looking to dabble. Throughout the book, a few of Mahdavi's time tested rules have been shared along with stunning visuals of projects that made her name a much sought-after addition..." "360Fashion""Meet your new indispensable design handbook.... Mahdavi is an unexpected source of keeping-it-real advice.." " Lonny.com"Home Chic" is chock full of tips to overcome whatever shortcomings your home may have, whether it's low ceilings or unattractive floors." " Athens Magazine"
India Mahdavi is a renowned architect and interior designer who worked with Christian Liaigre before opening her own design firm in 1999. Time magazine featured her in their issue on the 100 most influential designers of 2008. Mahdavi's creations include the Hotel on Rivington in New York and Helene Darroze's restaurant at the Connaught Hotel in London. Soline Delos is a journalist at French Elle and Elle Decor, specializing in contemporary design and decoration.