Text by Bethany Adams
If you’ve ever admired stunning design photography on Instagram but struggled to recreate the effect in your own home, the latest book by designer Jeffrey Bilhuber, winner of the 2019 Albert Hadley Lifetime Achievement Award, is for you. Everyday Decorating compiles the practical and invaluable advice Jeffrey has gleaned through his more than 30-year design journey. From “Comfortable” and “Happy” to “Charming” and “Cozy,” each of the eight chapters in this dazzlingly bold book presents a unique element of interior decorating in all its glory.
On every page, stunning photography is accompanied by Jeffrey’s insightful design advice, breaking down exactly what makes these spaces shine. Subjects like pairing colors, embracing imperfections, and creating a “moment” are all addressed in a way that makes the process of crafting your dream space clear and achievable.
Jeffrey presents and expounds on tips like “Pattern is perhaps the easiest tool to harness the magical power of charm” and “Never match the color of your artwork to the design of your room” in order to identify and translate those little touches that make such a big difference. Together with more than 250 pages of striking images, his easy-to-follow guidance creates a book that is sure to inspire, inform, and influence your own design journey—no matter where it takes you.