The Elements of Decorating
By Emma Blomfield
I’m so thrilled to announce that my very first book Home: The Elements of Decorating is now available for purchase. This book has been years in the making and is a true labour of love. I hope you love it as much as I do! All copies mailed from my site will be signed 🙂
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?
Home: The Elements of Decorating is a timeless fully illustrated classic that is to be treasured and referred to over the many years that it takes to be truly happy with the space in which you live – yes it is possible to one day love your home in it’s entirety! Decorating is not meant to be a quick and easy process, a well put together room takes time and patience. The aim of my book is to breakdown the decorating process into bite sized, manageable pieces to destroy the common myth that decorating is hard work. My book is designed to look into the mind of a decorator and understand how a professional would put a room together and how homeowners too are capable of tapping into their talents to produce a beautifully curated home by following the five elements of decorating I use daily in my decorating projects.
I opted to forgo using photographic images to accompany the text in the book, instead I collaborated with friend and talented illustrator Maddison Rogers to include hand painted watercoloured imagery to work back with my content. The idea behind the illustrations was so that the reader wasn’t caught up in trying to replicate the exact same look as the photo in their home and expanding on their creative talents to try out new and exciting ways to put their home together. The illustrations provide a great colour palette jumping off point and gently guide you in the right direction by encouraging you to have fun with the process. The book is sprinkled with beautiful illustrations of styled vignettes, bedroom schemes, living room spaces and common floor plan layouts to help you visualise your home’s furniture layout.
WHAT’S IN THE BOOK?
The book is broken up into categories (from living spaces, kid’s rooms to entryways to dining rooms, bedrooms and beyond) making it easy for you to follow the book from room to room helping you focus and finish each room in your home. The floor plan guidelines in each chapter make it easier for you to find the right placement for you furniture – a common issue with many homeowners when first moving into a new home and facing the daunting task of furniture placement and decorating.
You will walk away from reading this book with a whole new skillset and appreciation for the work decorators do on a daily basis. The book will also give you the confidence to enter a homewares or furniture store without breaking out in a cold sweat. It will allow you to make considered and concise purchase decisions without second-guessing or doubting you newly procured items – a common problem faced by many of my clients.
Let me show you how to create a look you love and a space you are proud to show off – without breaking the bank or starting from the ground up.
HOW CAN I BUY THE BOOK?
You can purchase a signed copy of the book via the link below. The book is also available in all good bookstores and online book retailers.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE BOOK:
“Save yourself some course fees and invest in this little gem by Emma Blomfield. It’s an absolute bargain considering the wealth of information it contains!! Perfect if you want some guidance for your personal projects.” – The Rogue Stylist
“I wish you every success Emma. Your work is beautiful and with so much heart. I will definitely be spreading the word.” – Coral Health Coaching
“Love my copy. Highly recommend it as a pressie.” – Kathryn
“Get this book everyone! I came to your Melbourne workshop last week and have been reading your book ever since. What a gold mine it is!” – Meera
“I’m 2/3 of the way through reading and love it. So excited to get decorating.” – Treenie
“Thank you Emma for the most delightful read of your book, just love it. It’s so simple but easy to work with. All the best in your styling it’s a pleasure to work with the Home book.” – Valerie