Expert's book offers tips on home decorating

Aaint-onge: Warm, functional rooms

March 9, 2011 

For many of us, decorating can be daunting. Stephen Saint-Onge seeks to take the scariness out of the process in his new book, "No Place Like Home: Tips & Techniques for Real Family-Friendly Home Design."

Saint-Onge is familiar to many through his television appearances and his House Calls With Stephen Saint-Onge column in Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

In his book, he inspires his readers with rooms that are warm, approachable and functional and helps them achieve similar results by giving them processes to follow and room makeovers to emulate.

The book is heavy on the how-to. Saint-Onge provides guidance on everything from weekend makeovers to major renovations, pointing out specific elements in each room that readers might incorporate in their own homes.

He sprinkles the book with tips and ideas and helps readers get started on projects by posing questions to help them define their needs and wants.

“No Place Like Home” is due out next week from Wiley Publishing and will sell for $19.99 in softcover.

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