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Crafting a Colorful Home

A Room-by-Room Guide to Personalizing Your Space with Color

SKU# 9781611801293

$27.95

Hardcover

PREORDER: Expected to ship after 12/08/2014.

Roost | 01/20/2015
Pages: 224 | Size: 7.50 x 9.00
ISBN: 9781611801293

Description

Knit, stitch, paint, and craft your way to a more colorful and happy home with color expert and crafter Kristin Nicholas. Crafting a Colorful Home offers:

  • 21 step-by-step projects to make your home cozy and bright
  • 12 DIY techniques to freshen and transform your home with color, paint, and more
  • Inspiration, tips, and ideas for personalizing your space

News & Reviews

“Kristin Nicholas’s enchanting home is a richly layered canvas upon which her inspirations—from the rugged New England countryside beyond her windows to the vibrant patchwork of exotic fibers and fabrics that surround her—are played out with delightful yet masterful abandon, creating a modern-day Bloomsbury. Kristin’s sophisticated understanding of color, along with her fun and functional exercises, inspire me to rethink my own palette, or better yet, actually create the one I dream of.”—Alicia Paulson, author of Embroidery Companion and Stitched in Time

“In Crafting a Colorful Home Kristin Nicholas shares her belief that each home is ‘a blank canvas’ that each of us can turn into the home of our dreams. Kristin demonstrates that, through color and handmade home decor essentials and accessories, we can quickly transform an ordinary space into something extraordinary, and also welcoming, comforting, and memorable.”—Jo Packham, creator and editor-in-chief of Where Women Create

Crafting a Colorful Home brings together Kristin’s love of family, home, and craft into one vibrant volume of inspiration. Without breaking the bank, and without following the passing trends, Kristin guides us to creating a home that’s truly reflective of the family who lives in it—the passions we share and the color that surrounds us everywhere in the natural world. Full of great tips, tools, and techniques—not to mention peeks of the inspiring colorful corners of her rooms—this book is sure to get you started on bringing the colors of your life into the home you love.”—Amanda Blake Soule, creator of SouleMama and author of Handmade Home

Free Projects

Embroidery Hoop Lanterns from Crafting a Colorful Home
Embroidery Hoop Lanterns
For many years, I had brightly colored Chinese paper lanterns hanging over the porch table to create a festive atmosphere. They finally shredded and disintegrated, so I replaced them with homemade "lanterns" made out of my cherished ethnic fabric remnants. These hanging lanterns would also make great outdoor decorations. Use little Christmas tree lights to illuminate them in you have electricity handy.


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