Designing Rooms with Joie de Vivre
Beloved for her fresh designs, Amanda Reynal is as popular as she is unique. Her down-to-earth clients are passionate about making their homes stylish, but they also want interiors that favor comfort over formality and the furniture's provenance. Reynal's artful approach creates spaces brimming with intriguing and clever furnishings, richly patterned surfaces, and lots (and LOTS) of color. Her focus on pretty rooms that dazzle--but remain inviting to kids, family, and friends--is a look and perspective that is missing from most books on the design shelf.
Each chapter of Designing Rooms with Joie de Vivre guides readers through key rules of interior design, then builds on those lessons to show just how to incorporate color in a modern and affordable way, add excitement to a room with "wow moments" like a patterned ceiling, layer a space for comfort, and add small details that make a big, joyful difference.
About the Author
A graduate of the New York School of Interior Design and Parsons School of Design, Amanda Reynal began her career at Cullman & Kravis in New York. She founded her firm in Des Moines, Iowa, in 2001 and quickly rose to become a sought-after designer whose work is routinely featured in House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Better Homes & Gardens, and the New York Times. She is known for designing joyful, livable spaces that incorporate fine art and contemporary details. She lives in Des Moines.