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Susie Coelho's everyday styling : easy tips for home, garden and entertaining
Coelho, Susie.
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Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2002]

Physical Description:
208 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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NK2115 .C62 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
NK2115 .C62 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
NK2115 .C62 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Home Improvement

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Susie Coelho's down-to-earth personality and practical smarts about bringing beauty to life have won her millions of fans. Now, in Susie Coelho's Everyday Styling, she offers a liberating plan for infusing personal style into readers' home and gardens, often without spending a dime. Susie's credo is that the most appealing spaces are usually not the most expensive or decorator-correct. Homes develop authentic personal styles the same way people do -- through creativity, change, and the process of living. But how do you develop your own sense of style? Susie will show you how to find it, define it, and put it to use. The secret is the Style File: She'll help you create a collection of looks you love (pictures, swatches of material, scribbled ideas), organized as a practical reference for every space in your home and garden. As you discover common threads and new possibilities, your own vision will start to take shape. But do you have the time or the resources to bring this vision to life? As a wife and mother juggling the demands of family, career, social life, and community, Susie understands the obstacles -- and how to work around them. The aim is to start with what you already have, then rearrange, refresh, and add unexpected or missing elements to create a new look all your own. It's not formal decorating or landscaping according to someone else's rules; it's a personal process that Susie calls un-decorating -- or everyday styling. Filled with gorgeous color photographs, styling how-to's and tips, and lots of inspiration, Everyday Styling helps readers on any budget wake up their homes and gardens while putting their unique thumbprint on everything they do. You'll beable to create a whole new look and mood -- using pillows or fabric to jazz up old furniture, displaying and highlighting favorite possessions, or redoing a living room in three different ways -- all in one day. Moving outside, Susie offers tips on styling entrances according to the season, creating fantastic outdoor rooms for entertaining or play, and turning your yard into a garden of earthly delights. At every step, she helps you develop and draw on your most important resources -- your own imagination, creativity, and passion for living. Whether you're entertaining friends, hankering for a new perspective on that same old bedroom, or just hoping to perk up your patio with colorful plants, Susie Coelho's Everyday Styling shows how easy it is to keep you home and garden looking and feeling fresh and alive every day. Her message is simple but universal: Keep creating. That's the joy of life.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Susie Coelho's Everyday Styling: Easy Tips for Home, Garden, and Entertaining by the former model and actress, now a Today show contributor and host of HGTV's Surprise Gardener, offers ways to enhance any home. Don't wait, she counsels, start while the ideas are fresh. Be willing to try things, to experiment until something works. First survey what is on hand, maybe something just needs to be used in a new way. Rearrange the furniture, add fabric or color. Collect what you like and think outside the lines, you can always make changes. Making a file of ideas and sources helps to keep the images fresh and encourages creativity. In 200 full-color photos, rooms move and change taking on new character, as do outdoor areas and entrances. And it all looks like fun. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Preface: My Mother Made Me Do It!
Part I Discover Your Everyday Style
1 Don't Wait -- Style It Now!
2 Open Your Style File: The Spark to Get You Started
3 Style File Binders: Developing Your Vision
Part II Creating Everyday Indoor Style
4 At Ease: Styling the Living Room
5 Good Company: Styling the Dining Room and Kitchen
6 Sweet Retreats: Styling the Bedroom and Bathroom
Part III Creating Everyday Outdoor Style
7 Introduce Yourself: Styling Outdoor Entrances
8 Fresh Air: Styling Your Outdoor Rooms
9 Into the Elements: Styling the Garden
Susie's Favorite Resources