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Mad about the House

How to decorate your home with style

Kate Watson-Smyth



ISBN: 9781911595427

Price: £ 20.00

Publication date: 22 March 2018

ISBN: 9781911624240


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Publication date: 30 March 2018

Category: Design

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The book of the UK’s No.1 interiors blog,

Expanding on her award-winning blog, Kate Watson-Smyth shares a wealth of experience in home design to help you make the most of your space, be it a house, apartment or single room.

Packed full of ideas and inspiration for every budget, work through your home room by room with Kate’s expert and practical tips that ensure every corner reaches its maximum potential. As well as her top 10 design hacks, Kate reveals the rules of rug layout, explains how to buy a sofa, and shows you how to get the lighting right in every room. Learn how to decorate your home with style and confidence, select colours that work, make the most of small spaces and create the perfect zones for relaxation, entertaining and work.


Kate Watson-Smyth is an award-winning journalist who has written extensively on interiors and design for publications including the Financial Times, The Independent, and the Sunday Telegraph and she has a monthly interiors column in Red. Her home has been featured in the The Wall Street Journal, la Repubblica, Elle Decoration, Livingetc and Remodelista. Kate’s acclaimed website,, founded in 2012, is officially the UK’s No. 1 interiors blog. The Great Indoors – which she co-hosts with Sophie Robinson – is the nation’s most popular interiors podcast. Kate has written two other bestselling books, Mad About the House: How to Decorate Your Home with Style (2018) and Mad About the House: 101 Interior Design Answers (2020). @mad_about_the_house has 242k IG followers.



‘A cult interiors classic’


'Written in a likeable and approachable way, it’s an easy read, as well as a useful resource'

‘The interiors book that we’ve been dying to get our hands on.'

'Full of design hacks for every budget'

‘A must-read for anyone trying to figure out their house style.'

‘There’s something for every interiors enthusiast in Kate Watson-Smyth’s new book.'

'This book should be on every homeowner’s bedside table.'

'Far from your typical coffee table book, Kate has created a book that you actually want to read cover to cover, absorbing all of the expert advice that she offers inside.'

'The ideal guide to getting it right in the troublesome world of interior decorating.'

'A must-have book for anyone who wants make their house a home.'