Furniture Makes the Room: Create Special Pieces to Style a Home You Love

Author(s): Barbara Blair; Paige French (Photographer)


Knack Studio founder Barb Blair is famous for her "knack" with furniture: spotting classic pieces and transforming them into modern showstoppers. In this inspiring book, Blair goes beyond the nuts and bolts of furniture refinishing to show how to style rooms with each customized piece. For instance, she transforms a well-worn coffee table with a painted ombre design, and then reveals how to incorporate it into a bright and sunny den, a cozy reading nook, and a cheerful bedroom. With instructions for 15 before-and-after furniture projects--dressers, tables, beds, armoire, and more--in Blair's signature bold style, a "toolbox" section detailing her favorite techniques and materials, and photos of dozens of inspiring interiors, Furniture Makes the Room unlocks the secrets to decorating livable rooms around statement pieces.


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"I smiled with each turn of the page while reading this book! Barb's ability to repurpose vintage finds using her clever perspective is inspiring. She will help you find a hidden gem in your own home." - Susan Hable, designer, color expert, author, and co-founder of Hable Construction

Barb Blair is the owner and founder of Knack, a brick-and-mortar retail shop and furniture design studio. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, DEcor8, Design*Sponge, Remodelista, and Poppytalk, among other top design websites. She is the author of Furniture Makeovers and lives in Greenville, South Carolina. Paige French is a photographer specialising in lifestyle, editorial, interiors, food, farms, and gatherings. She lives in Athens, Georgia.

General Fields

  • : 9781452139999
  • : Chronicle Books Llc
  • : Chronicle Books Llc
  • : 0.9
  • : March 2016
  • : 254mm X 203mm X 22mm
  • : United States
  • : February 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Barbara Blair; Paige French (Photographer)
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 645.4
  • : 192
  • : 250 full-colour photographs, unjacketed