Undecorate ‘The no rules approach to interior design’
by Christiane Lemieux (founder of DwellStudio)
Undecorate, as the name suggests isn’t like most interior design books out there. Where most are concerned with advising you on picking colours, choosing a theme (sticking to it), how to accessorise etc, this book takes a very different route.
With chapters like ‘the decorators without borders’, ‘the incurable collectors’ and the environmentalists’, Undecorate is about celebrating and injecting your own personality into your home.
“It’s decorating not to meet the specifications set down by some professional, or to fulfill the requirements of some expert, but to meet your own needs, whatever you decide those are. It’s about putting your philosophy first, putting your personality first and letting your signature style blossom naturally”. Christiane Lemieux
Admittedly this book will not be for every interiors fan as it goes against all the familiar conventions, but that’s what I like about it.
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I always advise clients not to get too caught up with trends and what’s ‘fashionable’ but choose items they really love – and this book advocates the same.
If you’re the type of person who finds very ‘put together’ interiors intimidating, sterile, unachievable or unrealistic, then I reckon this is one for your bookshelf.