Competition: five copies of The Joy of Home
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The Joy of Home by Naomi Cleaver

We've teamed up with Octopus Publishing to offer readers the chance to win one of five copies of The Joy of Home by Naomi Cleaver.

The Joy of Home by Naomi Cleaver

The 304 page hardback provides information on how to design the perfect home, from space planning to more intricate details such as fixtures and furnishings.

The Joy of Home by Naomi Cleaver

Written in a narrative similar to that of a cookbook, the chapters follow the same sequence of topics usually covered in a professional interior design course.

The Joy of Home by Naomi Cleaver

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The Joy of Home by Naomi Cleaver

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The Joy of Home by Naomi Cleaver

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The Joy of Home by Naomi Cleaver

The information that follows is from Octopus Publishing:

In The Joy of Home, interior designer and design consultant, Naomi Cleaver, guides you through everything it takes to design the perfect home for you, creating spaces that not only look good but make you feel good too.

Chapters follow the same sequence of topics covered in a professional interior design course beginning with how to reveal your unique “creative DNA”; how to evaluate the building you live in and its site; how to assess your every day needs and more romantic desires, and those of your household, now and in the future. There are insider tips on how to accurately visualise your ideas, before making a perhaps regrettable investment, and the tricks behind popular “looks”.

Space planning is explained in detail with Naomi’s entertaining and fresh eye - and chapters on finishes, fixtures and furnishings, as well as the essential “mechanics” of a home, from audio visual to heating and ventilation are full of Naomi’s trade secrets, not to mention her common sense evaluation of what being “green” really means.

When it comes to implementation, whether major construction or a simple craft project, Naomi explains, based on years of personal and professional experience, how to get the results you want.

Written in the same easy-to-follow narrative of a much-loved cook book, and packed with inspiring ideas and seductive imagery, The Joy of Home is an essential reference book in any home transformation project, illustrating how to design a home to reflect your heart’s desire, a home that fits in with the way you want to live, not how a floor plan or trend wants you to.

Imprint: Conran Octopus Ltd

Format: Hardback
Size: 279 x 240 x 33 mm
Pages: 304
Published: 6th September 2010
ISBN: 9781840915433


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Congratulations to our winners! Matthew Hesketh from the UK, Marta Malavasi in Italy, Fay Theodosiou in Greece, Pieter Heyneke in South Africa and Karen Schaub from the USA.

Posted on Thursday January 6th 2011 at 11:04 am by Catherine Warmann. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • C. Perriand

    Hi! I'd like to know if the participants must only be from the UK.

  • Jessica Wong

    love the book!

  • Hmmm, who is doing the visualising? Who is looking? Who is feeling? A gorgeous book, no question there, well thought out and designed… but how does the reader move from passive recipient of other people's 'accurate' ideas (Naomi Cleaver) to becoming author of their own space? The programmed nature of the spaces has the impression of a set of IDEO cards for the home. I look forward to a closer inspection :)