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The Art of Home

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Thank You to NetGalley for this free e-digital. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The pictures were stunning inspiration. Although many items may not be in my price point, I feel the inspiration and could find something similar. Each space is amazing and carefully curated. I love that at the end of the book, the author explains fabrics, scale, tone, and pattern mixing, pillows, rugs, and other chaptered style guides. I also liked the furniture placement maps, color selection, coffee table styling, and artwork placement.

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I think that this book was good for the style of book. The photos were beautiful, and made the houses all look gorgeous. The actual text was pretty boring, and I was slowly going mad by how often she would talk about her old, sad, small apartment with secondhand Ikea furniture from before she got all the Utah/Napa Valley design money. So if you just want to look at nice photos and not read, I would recommend.

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Beautiful! I’ve always loved Studio McGee’s style and designs! I even have their other books that they have released. So when I saw this was being released I HAD to get it! There are beautiful ideas and concepts. The pictures are breathtaking! It would be a perfect addition to a home design collection, coffee table book or a house warming gift!

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"Have courage in your vision, embrace the process, and relish the art of making a house feel like home."

McGee certainly embraces the colors white and beige, and strenuously avoids anything that "pops." And, while it's true that her rooms are lovely, soothing, relaxing, and calming, they're also a little boring. There's such a sameness to all the photos, it's hard to tell one from another in these high end houses that lack charm and individuality.

This is definitely not my style, but it's a beautiful book, and there's a very nice how-to section at the end.

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Oh my goodness, I’m so tired of these books. This is an enormous book but it’s yet another decorating book for the rich white woman, modern “farmhouse” (have these people honestly never been to a farm?), all white and beige aesthetic. I find these houses unforgivably generic, boring, sad and uninspired. If it’s your style (and clearly it is still that of many people), this book will be yet another good resource for designing and decorating it.

I read a temporary digital copy of this book for review.

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I absolutely loved reading this book. I was completely drawn into the topic and could not stop reading it.

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