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UK £24.95
US $34.95
CAN $38.95
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192 pages
250 colour illustrations
25.6 x 21.2 cm (10.25 x 8.5 in)
ISBN: 978-1-8589-4594-1
A Home of Your Own
Creating Interiors with Character
Sally Coulthard

When we describe a home as being ‘full of character’, we mean that it’s individual or exceptional in some way. Character comes from a variety of sources, from the property itself to the people who live there, while the act of bringing character into a home is a layering process, one that starts with the bones of the building and finishes with the decor – the human element. In this new book, interiors expert Sally Coulthard explains just what it takes to turn an uninspiring space into a personality-packed home, whether it’s a cottage, an apartment or a modern family house. Each chapter focuses on a particular element – for example, the importance of family and loved ones, and making an interior feel like a social space – and explains why this element matters and how to bring it into your home. Inspirational features, in the form of ‘Keys to Character’ boxes, offer tips on incorporating individuality into even the most unpromising of spaces, from making the most of period details and mixing old and new furnishings to introducing artwork and displaying photographs.


A unique guide to introducing personality into your home, regardless of whether you live in an old or a new property

Explores both the architectural and the human elements necessary to create characterful interiors

Combines 250 inspirational images by leading interiors photographers with a wealth of practical advice

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Sally Coulthard is a writer and property restorer. Her work has appeared in Homes & Antiques, Good Homes and Country Living magazines, and in such newspapers as the Sunday TimesThe Guardian and The Independent. Her previous books include The Reclaimers (2005), Restored to Glory (2005), Shed Chic (2009) and Gardenalia (2012).

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A useful guide for introducing personality into your home

Period Living

If home style and character were the gravy on your home, then this little book would be the OXO cube - compact, perfectly formed and loaded with flavour … here's a book that celebrates the individual … loaded with fantstic tips

Right at Home magazine, Scottish Mail on Sunday

Interior's expert Sally Coulthard explores the key elements that ensure your home is brimming with warmth, personality and joy

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