(taken from Laurie's Site)
These days few can afford to hire an interior decorator. No need. This book and an open mind are the only requirements to give your home the professional, yet melt-into-a-sofa look and feel you’ve always wanted. Starting with the basics, At Home With Laurie Ann cracks the code to creating the home of your dreams on the budget you have. The instructions are simple and straightforward, and the look is cozy and comfortable. It’s practical because Laurie starts with what you already have, moves a piece of furniture here, makes a substitution there, adds unexpected color and tops it off with inexpensive (but expensive-looking) purchases. The result is a thrifty transformation!
Let's call this one inspirational! I loved it and took my time absorbing all the wonderful decorating advice and gorgeous photos!
I'm not big on a whole lot of decorating books because most are not realistic. Laurie Ann did a great job with this one because it explains that yes, you can have a house like this without spending a fortune.
The design tips were wonderful and I loved the money saving hints that give you the same look without breaking your budget. The photographs were gorgeous! They are real eye candy when it comes to home decor. They usually showed you that while it may LOOK complicated; you can piece it together easily.
Like I said at the beginning, inspirational, I actually went on a bit of a decorating rampage while reading it LOL! And I'll say that I'm very pleased with the results. If you're looking for a good book to help refresh the look of your home then I suggest you check this one out.
Visit Laurie Ann's site here where you can check out excerpts and sample pages:
And now for the giveaway! This is a fun giveaway too! Not only can you win a copy of the book, but with it you'll receive Candles and a cross! If you'd like to be entered to win then leave a comment telling me your favorite decorating tip or you biggest decorating disaster! (and your email so I can reach you)
-open to US residents only
-contest ends March 20th
**I received from AME in exchange for an honest review.
I'd love to know since I have so many myself LOL!