Create: Creativity before consumption is about reinvention and sustainability for the sake of the planet, and also for the joy and satisfaction of creating a home that is truly unique.
In the first part of the book, Discovery, stylist and set designer Emily shows how to create a home with style, dash and personality aplenty without relying on acquiring yet more disposable ‘stuff’. The Power of Paint reveals how nifty work with a paintbrush can have transformative effects and The Beauty of the Basics shows how an inventive approach can elevate simple materials, while Creative Contrast of textures, materials and colours is the key to bringing a home to life. Reuse/reclaim/reinvent sings the praises of repurposing objects to create your own unique style while, last but not least, Make your Own suggests easy yet creative home updates. The second part of the book, Stories, visits real-life creative homes of all shapes, sizes and locations that display incredible creativity and reflect their owners’ needs, tastes and style.
About the Author
Emily Henson has recently returned to London after many years spent living and working in Los Angeles. Her career has encompassed store display and merchandising for Anthropologie and set design for commercials and design TV shows, as well as interior design for private clients. Her popular blog is entitled Life Unstyled and she is also the author of the bestselling 'Modern Rustic' (978-1-84975-445-3), which is also published by Ryland Peters & Small.