Sunday, April 24, 2011

DwellStudio's founder shows you how to "Undecorate"

If you find the rules of home decor intimidating, you're hardly alone. But thankfully, times are changing.

Christiane Lemieux, founder and creative director of DwellStudio, the home decor and children's furnishings company that also has a budget line at Target, explores 20 highly personal homes from across the country in her new book "Undecorate: The No-Rules Approach to Interior Design". Within these pages, Lemieux - a color and graphic design guru - proves that real life and eye-catching design can exist in the same space.

The projects range from a suburban Kansas City house given a sophisticated yet down-to-earth new look by a homeowner who combined simple, marble-topped occasional tables from CB2 with a French console nearby, to a New York City couple who turn a run-of-the-mill railroad Brooklyn apartment into a serene, nature-inspired retreat by highlighting the rental's high ceilings and natural light.

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