Sabrina Soto is one busy interior designer. You may know her from her many appearances on such HGTV television shows like “The High Low Project” (one of our favorites), and “Get It Sold”. She has also guest hosted many specials and is Target’s Style Expert for the Home.
That’s why when John Wiley publishers told us about her new book, Sabrina Soto Home Design: A Layer-by-Layer Approach to Turning Your Ideas into the Home of Your Dreams, we jumped at the chance to review it.
For beginners or those new to interior design, this book provides all the foundational techniques and information one needs to know. Room design is a studied art and a designer gets better at it through knowledge, implementation, and mistakes. Yes, mistakes. But before you attempt to establish your own design style, feel more confident with a book like Sabrina’s to guide you.
In Home Design you will learn:
- how to see space for what it offers, as well as its drawbacks
- how to set up your design journal
- how to learn about color principles and play with color
- what product types are available for flooring and other surfaces and their characteristics (and cost)
- and more, including organization, furniture textiles and so forth.
The photographs in Sabrina Soto’s Home Design are glorious and the representations of excellent design elements illustrate important design principles nicely.
Should you religiously work through Soto’s design book “layering” as she teaches–with her guided inspiration your rooms are certain to have unique looks–and play finally on your own sense of confidence and design.
Sabrina Soto Home Design: A Layer-by-Layer Approach to Turning Your Ideas into the Home of Your Dreams, John Wiley and Sons, inc., 2012. ISBN: 978-1-118=10078-3; retail. $19.99