I have always felt that interior design (well, good interior design) was something that should be attainable to everyone. The techniques, lessons, and tricks of the trade that I have learned over my career are now being shared with you in my new book, The Designer Within, from Gibbs Smith Publishing.
Now, make no mistake, this is not a book of "design for less," but rather a practical guide to some of my favorite projects; and each with lots of commentary on what occurred in the rooms.
Even if you don't want to make any changes in your own home yet, this book was painstaking laid out and is chock-full of gorgeous images perfect for your coffee able of bookshelf.
The Designer Within
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Chapter 1 reminds us all to listen to our own hearts when it comes to designing our homes. It's time to ditch the mainstream design trends and do what truly makes your happy. This chapter features my own lessons learned in my own recent home design.
This chapter covers the John McClain signature design style and a word I adore: "Chic!" However, I take it a step further and show you how homes can be both chic AND comfortable.
I start the book with an introduction to guide you through the path that I took to become a successful interior designer.
Next, I share my exact design process used on every single project so that you can implement on your own projects.
Chapter 3 showcases some of my boldest designs. This doesn't mean solely working with bold colors, but also patterns, materials, lighting, and furniture. I also teach you how to be bold in your own personal way.
This chapter discusses the love and need for neutral color palettes in our homes. You will love the projects showcasing various ways to bring neutral designs to life while also incorporating personality into each.
It's time to look at some vintage and historic homes that we redesigned! From a mid-century in Florida to an historic 1920's Los Angeles Mediterranean, you'll witness modern updates while maintaining the historic beauty.
The glitz & glamour of old (and new) Hollywood have long held a special place in my heart. I'm going to show you how to bring this sexy style into your home You'll see evidence of it in fabrics, rugs, light and accessories, but learn how to balance these fabulosities with neutrals.
LET'S BREAK it DOWN
and we're going to be BDFF
(Best Design Friends Forever!)
Home design is the air I breathe and creating beautiful homes makes me happier than anything else. Here's some more info on me if you're so inclined...
I'm taking the book one step further with detailed online video design courses created just for you! You will learn even more about the design process that will take you from stuck to stunning. Each video course will cover a different topic so you can watch what you need-over and over again. Lifetime access! Click below to add your name to the VIP list.