Making Yourself at Home: Finding Your Style and Putting It All Together

Jane Seymour, Author DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) $40 (191p) ISBN 978-0-7566-2892-5
Actress and designer Jane Seymour uses her home as a canvas to bring her designs to life in this richly photographed tour. She literally takes the reader through her house, beginning with the entryway and working her way through each of the rooms. Using a palette of five colors each for themes such as denim, asian and family, Seymour shows how easy it is to incorporate a handful of colors throughout a room to create a warm and unique feel. Those with a shaky design hand will take comfort in Seymour's knack for arrangements, as she packs the book with tips for everything from artfully displaying antique china to creating beaded napkin rings. Virtually all her projects are quick and easy and will add a touch of color to most rooms. The beauty shots of her family and surroundings are a bit gratuitous, but her budget-minded tips and eye for composition are sure to give novice designers the techniques and the confidence to express their own style.
Reviewed on: 04/02/2007
Release date: 04/01/2007
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