Melissa Penfold, an international authority on style and design, regularly attracts a worldwide audience of nearly 2 million to her digital platform. Now she has distilled her three decades of expertise into a single volume, identifying the basic decorating principles-including light and space, composition and balance, and pattern and texture-and offering hundreds of invaluable tips on how to apply them to turn your house into a home that is comfortable, intimate, beautiful, and the most authentic expression of your personal aesthetic. Illustrated with images of her own home and of homes around the world that inspire her the book is an indispensable resource for everyone hankering to create interiors in which decorating fundamentals are integrally interwoven with individual style.
A longtime design columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald and contributor to major publications, including Bell, House & Garden, Country Life, Elle Decor, and Harper's Bazaar, Melissa Penfold has been crowned "Queen of Style" by the Herald. Her main focus now is her digital platform: her website (Melissa-enfold.com), newsletter, and Instagram