Book Review: Apartment Therapy Complete and Happy Home by Maxwell Ryan

Posted November 15, 2015 by love2dazzle in Non-Fiction, Reviews / 0 Comments

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Book Review: Apartment Therapy Complete and Happy Home by Maxwell RyanApartment Therapy Complete and Happy Home by Janel Laban, Maxwell Ryan
Series: Apartment Therapy
Published by Potter Style on September 15, 2015
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover
Source: Blogging for Books
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The most comprehensive and complete home book from Apartment Therapy, featuring every aspect of design and decorating from floor plans to paint, specific rooms to style approaches, with the goal of setting up and living well in a place you love.

“A complete and happy home is so much more than a series of pretty rooms. Between these two covers, we’ve captured everything we’ve learned at Apartment Therapy about decorating, organizing, cleaning, and repairs, so you can make and maintain your own fabulous home.”

—from the Introduction

Getting a room to feel right is more instinct than science. You know a great space when you see it. Apartment Therapy trains your eye with more than 75 rooms, from bedrooms to kitchens and living rooms to kids’ rooms and workspaces. Explore every detail—lighting, color palettes, flooring, and accessories—that brings a home to life and, most important, makes you happy in it.

I was really disappointed in this book. I have an apartment and I am always looking for a good way to decorate and rearrange the design of the apartment. I felt like “Apartment Therapy Complete and Happy Home” is made for houses. There really isn’t a lot of apartment options in the book. I think the tips were great. How to properly hang art and do window treatments. I don’t have a lot of room to work with. There was information about gardening and swimming pools and I live in an apartment complex, I can’t do anything with the lawn, garden, or swimming pool. It is really just another book about homes not about apartments. I think the title is definitely deceiving.


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Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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