From buying key, last-a-lifetime items to the finishing touches, interiors writer and stylist Clare Nolan helps you to achieve the beautiful, balanced, individual home you've always dreamed of but never quite attained. Lavishly illustrated with over 300 photographs, Making a House Your Home includes chapters on Chaos to Calm, Making the Most of What You've Got, and Be a More Considered Shopper, plus expert advice on how to avoid needless stress and expense. Bursting with tips, tricks, secrets and the magic touches only an interiors expert knows, it guides you through every room in the house and also features simple, step-by-step projects that will not only transform your home but can be done by even the most DIY-averse.
Clare Nolan has worked within the lifestyle magazine industry for nearly 15 years as an interiors stylist and writer. She is currently the Lifestyle Editor of YOU magazine (Mail on Sunday) with a readership of over 5 million. Clare's work has also appeared in the Saturday Telegraph Magazine, the Sunday Times Magazine, Style and House & Garden. She has worked on a freelance basis as a consultant, trend forecaster and stylist for interiors trade exhibitions as well as UK high street stores such as Marks & Spencer, John Lewis and Ikea.
Clare lives between London and Oxfordshire, with her soon-to-be husband, Jonathan. She is a keen gardener and allotmenteer and loves to grow her own fruit, veg and cut flowers. In her blog, clarenolan.com, Clare shares her modern day homemaking tips - on gardening, flower arranging, decorating, styling and much more.