In the three years since Sherry and John Petersik wrote their bestselling book Young House Love , they have bought a new house and had a new baby, and they have seen their design perspective evolve right along with their family. Read more...
In the three years since Sherry and John Petersik wrote their bestselling book Young House Love, they have bought a new house and had a new baby, and they have seen their design perspective evolve right along with their family. In their latest book, they've set out to prove that just because you have kids or pets doesn't mean you're sentenced to floors overrun with toys or furniture covered in plastic. Through never-before-seen makeovers in the Petersiks' own house, doable DIY projects, and a gallery of other inspiring spaces, Lovable Livable Home shows how beautiful homes can be functional too.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-07-20
- Reviewer: Staff
The Petersiks (Young House Love) continue their family-friendly, do-it-yourself home decorating with this ambitious sourcebook of ideas, advice, and inspiration for “getting more organized, adding beauty, staying within your budget, and squeezing more function, meaning and personality out of your home.” Organized by activity spaces (e.g., eating, sleeping), the book provides suggestions for adding color, texture, pattern, and character into each room of the house. Being creative is made accessible with step-by-step instructions for such projects as decorative wall doodles, painted furniture (a lace-stenciled thrift store table is pretty and practical), and hand-painted hanging plates. The authors recommend families ditch DIY for “DIT (Do It Together)” and provide suggestions for getting the kids involved in decorating their rooms. The book’s overall style is youthful, modern, and budget-sensitive, with comfortable, highly functional rooms that are not overdecorated. The authors hit the mark on relaxed living in theory and execution. More ambitious or experienced do-it-yourselfers will want to look else for inspiration, however. (Sept.)