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Cheap Chic [Paperback]

Emily Chalmers
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11 Feb 2010
Create a stylish home without breaking the bank. "Cheap Chic" shows you how to combine well-chosen high-street basics with individual finds to create a relaxed and welcoming home. Emily Chalmers and Ali Hanan reveal the best ways to invest a modest budget and how to combine colours, textures and materials with confidence. The first section, The Elements, looks at colour, pattern, fabric and window treatments, then moves on to furniture, storage and display, accessories, lighting, materials and flooring. The second part of the book, The Rooms, contains chapters on relaxing, cooking and eating, sleeping, bathing and working at home. "Cheap Chic" concludes with a source directory to help you track down all those sought-after items.

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small (11 Feb 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845979532
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845979539
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 22.5 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 92,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Emily Chalmers is an interior stylist and author who excels at using more dash than cash to create inspirational interiors. Emily's freelance career spanned a number of magazine titles and newspaper supplements and she now happily combines work with play in her shop, Caravan, located in London's Shoreditch, www.caravanstyle.com. Emily's attention to detail and finishing touches can be seen in Cheap Chic, Table Inspirations, Contemporary Country and Flea Market Style (all Ryland Peters & Small). She has also contributed to several other books.

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About the Author

Emily Chalmers is a stylist and writer. Her work has appeared in several magazines. She runs the design store Caravan. Ali Hanan writes for publications including Elle Decoration and Livingetc. Together they have written Contemporary Country and the bestselling Flea Market Style (both Ryland Peters & Small).

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66 of 67 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A sheep in wolf's clothing 29 July 2011
By Peasant TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Though this is a nice book with some lovely evocative (and very carefully lit) photos, plus various useful tips, there is an underlying flaw. And it's a big one. These ideas work if the reason you are strapped for cash is that you've laid out every penny on some gorgeous period building with wonderful light, good architectural detail, and bags of atmosphere. It's all very well putting a few battered pieces of vintage furniture in an empty room on a bare floor if the walls are Georgian panelling and the floor is oak boards. Try the same approach in the kind of house that most of us can afford, and your visitors are likely to wonder if you live in a squat.

I would also take issue a bit with what the authors call "cheap". There are some very expensive bathroom fittings in the bathroom section, and using a 1950s medicine cabinet for your bits and bobs may save money on a swanky (and naff) fitted cupboard, but you'll need to scrimp when you've blued a grand on the bath.

More than anything else this book makes me think of that "Harry and Paul" running gag about the shop in Portobello called "I saw you coming". Maybe I'm being unfair and there is a real market out there amongst people in London with bags of taste, enormous mortgages on crumbling period houses, and no idea what to do with the interiors, but for most of us it's just a case of 'dream on, mate'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nanny Beach 24 Feb 2014
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Love the chabby chic look, fun book nice projects, to copy and adapt, furniture you already have, suit anyone on little money to sex up all charity shop buys
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good 16 Jan 2013
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My daughter wanted it. She is finding it very good with lots of tips and lovely things to do. Great
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I Love junk shops. 13 Feb 2012
Format:Paperback
This really didn,t teach me much .I used to go around the junk shops as a child with my parents as money was tight and as an adult I have continued to do the same as money is still tight so I am used to making and doing and rehashing stuff for a new purpose the photos are lovely in this book but it really hasn,t taught me much that I didn,t know already..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous 3 Feb 2011
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This little helper motivated and guided me to get some nice new pieces for my flat.
There are some great examples of deco and lovely inpirational photos!
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