Remodelista.com is the go-to, undisputed authority for home design enthusiasts, remodelers, architects, and designers. Unlike sites that cater to all tastes, Remodelista has a singular and clearly defined aesthetic: classic pieces trump designs that are trendy and transient, and well-edited spaces take precedence over cluttered environments. High and low mix seamlessly here, and getting the look need not be expensive (think Design Within Reach meets Ikea). Remodelista decodes the secrets to achieving this aesthetic, with in-depth tours and lessons from 12 enviable homes; a recipe-like breakdown of the hardest-working kitchens and baths; dozens of do-it-yourself projects; “The Remodelista 100,” a guide to the best everyday household objects; and an in-depth look at the ins and outs of the remodeling process. In a world of design confusion, Remodelista takes the guesswork out of the process.
Julie Carlson is the author of Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home and cofounder of inspirational home site Remodelista.com. Previously, she worked at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York before joining the editorial staff of The New Yorker. A graduate of Brown University, Julie lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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“With her artful marriage of style and practicality, Carlson shows us how to save money and space—and when it’s okay to splurge.” —Martha Stewart Living
“A lovely and extremely useful portfolio of houses, rooms and products, which will no doubt serve as an inspiration and as a source book for would-be redecorators and remodelers. . . . Terrific.” —The New York Times
“Ms. Carlson’s book translates [Remodelista.com’s] credo to print, showcasing relatable dwellings and decoding how they work. It’s not stingy with practical advice, from how to deal with a contractor to strategies for sprucing up a rental.” ?The Wall Street Journal
“This well-ordered, well-photographed book is packed with great ideas. . . . Carlson, editor in chief of the Web site, used the book to highlight remodeling, redecorating and organizing, as well as budgeting. The 'Remodelista 100' at the back of the book is like the Academy Awards of everyday household gear.” —Washington Post
“Brimming with useful tips for decorating difficult spaces. . . . A smart primer for any would-be remodelista facing a potentially daunting project.” —ArchitecturalDigest.com
“The home-remodeling bible we’ve been waiting for.” —Refinery29.com
“This well-ordered, well-photographed book is packed with great ideas. It includes detailed descriptions of a dozen cool houses, with ideas on how to steal this look. There are thorough chapters on bathrooms and kitchens. . . . Carlson, editor-in-chief of the website, used the book to highlight remodeling, redecorating, and organizing, as well as budgeting. The Remodelista 100 at the back of the book is like the Academy Awards of everyday household gear.”
—Dallas Morning News