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Style & simplicity : an A to Z guide to living a more beautiful life
Watson, Ted Kennedy, author.
Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Signature, [2014]
Physical Description:
159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
Offers miscellaneous lifestyle tips arranged into illustrated alphabetical entries focusing on individual details, covering tips on decorating, entertaining, and general hints for living.
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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NK1510 .W38 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
NK1510 .W38 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
NK1510 .W38 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Ted Kennedy Watson--acclaimed retailer, blogger, and stylist of the beautiful and unusual--has a passion for the art of display and an understanding of how distinctive touches make a space inviting. Here, in a lush, lavish, A-to-Z guide, he presents dozens of insider secrets and ideas that will empower you to create a serene, harmonious home that delights the five senses.

Author Notes

Ted Kennedy Watson got his start in the design and retail world when working as part of the creative team for Bill and Melinda Gates's wedding. After opening a successful wholesale showroom--home to the Watson Kennedy Collection for clients such as Nordstrom, Barneys, and Neiman Marcus--he opened Watson Kennedy retail stores in Seattle. He lives in Seattle and is currently building a home in the Hudson Valley with plans to expand his retail business on the East Coast.

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Library Journal Review

Celebrated for his interior design and visual merchandising skills, Watson, founder of the Watson Kennedy shops, shares some of his favorite things in hopes of inspiring readers to create their own personal style rather than steadfastly following his. Filled with close to 300 color photographs that he has taken of his homes and stores, Watson presents his ideas for entertaining (including recipes), decorating with vintage items and flea market finds, and overall making one's home more "comfortable, visually rich, and personal." Tips are sprinkled throughout, along with resources for many of the suggested items. VERDICT This casual, personal style of decor continues to be popular and Watson's book provides more enlightenment for amateur decorators. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.