Design Your Home {BOOK REVIEW}

design your home shaynna blaze

As a huge fan of Selling Houses Australia I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Interior Designer Shaynna Blaze’s first book ‘Design Your Home’.  On the popular Lifestyle show Shaynna always offers great tips for sellers and also home owners who are looking to enhance their space.

Her book is a practical guide to understanding design rules (and then she explains how you can break them!) as well as a visual feast of varied home solutions to suit every budget.

The best bits:

  • Shaynna acknowledges that our homes cannot always be showroom or photoshoot ready, we have to live in our home and enjoy our space with our families.  She offers practical solutions to getting on top of the common trouble spots in our homes.
  • Shaynna refers to apartments and how different they can be from traditional homes.  As an apartment owner myself I often find interiors books have amazing tips but they just aren’t suitable for apartments (for example the entrance hall… what entrance hall?!)
  • The principles discussed in Design Your Home really can be applied to any home regardless of style or budget, that makes it a great read for all home design enthusiasts.
  • It’s a visual feast… Shaynna has included plenty of great photos, some may not be to your personal taste but they are beautifully presented and give readers the visual understanding of the text.

My verdict:

A fabulous book full of practical ideas which are suitable for a wide audience regardless of their space and budget.  Design Your Home goes beyond looking good on the coffee table!

‘Design Your Home’ by Shaynna Blaze sells for RRP $39.95 and is stocked at your favourite book shop or you can purchase online via Shaynna’s online store.