Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic: Accessorizing

Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic Accessorizing Chic with humor and style that s Jonathan Adler s way and here he reveals the secrets of achieving his unique look Crafting sentences as dexterously as he does ceramic vases Adler takes us on a whir

  • Title: Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic: Accessorizing
  • Author: Jonathan Adler
  • ISBN: 9781402774300
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Chic with humor and style that s Jonathan Adler s way, and here he reveals the secrets of achieving his unique look Crafting sentences as dexterously as he does ceramic vases, Adler takes us on a whirlwind tour through gorgeously styled interior Organized by type of furniture bed, bookshelf, dining table, dresser, table , Adler divulges all the tricks and tips needed toChic with humor and style that s Jonathan Adler s way, and here he reveals the secrets of achieving his unique look Crafting sentences as dexterously as he does ceramic vases, Adler takes us on a whirlwind tour through gorgeously styled interior Organized by type of furniture bed, bookshelf, dining table, dresser, table , Adler divulges all the tricks and tips needed to artfully arrange anything in one s home.

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    1. Most decorating books get a 3 star rating from me because a) I always enjoy mind candy and b) the ideas are seldom realistic (so don't expect 4 or 5 stars). A nice, middle of the road three-star rating is as good as it gets.This book was short and had lots of glossy pictures. But, lord a mercy, this guy decorates with FINE ART. The little girl's room was adorned withPrada bags hanging on the wall!!! For those of you who don't know, and I'm one of them, Prada bags can cost over $1000. If you can' [...]

    2. Adler's a designer and he's got a good eye. I'd admire his ability to organize rooms full of objects, color, and pattern. It never looks tacky, crowded, or whatnot. He's goal is for you to learn how to do that same, which is nice. I'm left wondering, though, if it works because many accessories in these photos are from his line, meaning it was created to work with everything else in his line (originally typed life, which is an interesting typo, no?)Of course, you can say something similar about [...]

    3. I picked up this and the companion book on color up at the library. The two books look very similar, using many of the same photographs, but this book I found more appealing. It gives simple guidelines for arranging accessories in your home. I do not have a lot of accessories myself, unless you count books, which I don't, but the advise is sound if not groundbreaking. The look of every room, many of which are Adler's own, is definitely happy, and I am a fan of happy spaces. Adler himself seems v [...]

    4. Although this book is much better than Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic: Colors, it is still overwhelming to when I read it. The same gaudy flair assaults the eyes. But, based on his manifesto (located in the back of the book) he believes minimalism is a bummer. But where minimalism is a bummer, it appears he believes that overkill is better. Anyway, not a life-changing or even house-changing read, this book is okay and might be right up your alley.

    5. Yes, I am a huge Interior Design geek, and this book made me squeal with delight. Most of the choices Adler makes are very well done, but he does get a little snooty and egotistic about it. On the flip side of his personality in this book, I enjoyed his sayings that he included, my favorite being; "Mirrors = Magic + Dazzle!", it made me giggle. This is an overall good design book, I definitely had pleasure in looking at the pictures and reading it.

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