I pleaded, I begged, I even made that face (you know the one) to get her not to include trademarked information, but Karen was insistent on sharing the inner secrets to decorating gleaned over her thirty years of education, experience, and sometimes excruciating business lessons. The StylePrint Design System is the one book that takes the decorating and design training you previously couldn’t obtain without a significant investment of time and money and marries it with practical business formulas that deliver a business you can not only love but one that delivers bottom line results.
If you are a decorator in training, a hobby decorator, or a decorator/designer that loves the home fashions industry yet struggles with practical business dollars and sense (not measly cents!) this book may boost your passion and your P&L.”
The Anatomy of a decor project and the Styleprint Design System created by Karen Powell is thought provoking while instilling confidence that we can all be active and successful participants in designing the work or home environment we would love.”
Karen Powell unselfishly lays out not only the trade secrets to redecorating and redefining your living space, she gives you the worksheets to do it! This is a must-read for anyone that wants to sharpen and quicken their learning curve when it comes to redecorating at any level of complexity!
I thought The Styleprint Design System was very practical and concrete. It is not meant to be a quick fix solution book. It requires serious thought and consideration of the situation and the process. The reader has to really think about what he/she has and what he/she wants and how to accomplish it. It can be time consuming. One of the features I liked best in the book were the personal examples; they make it easier to understand.
Karen is a professional who turned her passion into her career. Our homes are our place of safety, enjoyment, and rejuvenation. Deciding to take on a decorating project in a home can interrupt our sanctuary. Karen gives us a safety net to finally fix that space that has bothered us for too long and bring emotional enjoyment back into our home’s design!
The StylePrint Design System provides an excellent road map for creating beautiful spaces that people love to live in. This common sense, step-by-step system takes the guesswork—and the stress—out of decorating. I use this system with all of my clients!”
Karen Powell, an icon in the decorating and franchising industries, has written this simple step-by-step book to take the mystery and angst out of home decorating. Your home will become the envy of friends and family by using Karen’s advice to create a beautiful living environment.”
Karen wrote this book for me! I am a lifelong ‘do-it-yourselfer’ decorator with many ‘it seemed like a good idea at the time’ decorator projects under my belt and at various levels of completion. The only word I can use to describe The Styleprint Design System is WOW! The information in this book, presented in Karen’s comfortable, helpful, ‘let’s chat over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine’ style, wowed me by its down-to-earth, logical, ‘I now feel empowered,’ step-by-step process to transform the spaces I call home into a space and place that is a true reflection of me, my lifestyle, my place to work, live, entertain, relax, and rejuvenate. I’m excited to have this tool in my ‘do-it-myself’ decorator toolbox as I look to tackling projects in my twelve-year-old home.”
Do not read this book if you’re expecting some theoretical treatise on interior design. This book is full of practical, hands-on advice on how to decorate a room in a simple but elegant manner. Using the step-by-step Styleprint Design System, you’ll turn frustration into fascination when you see just how easily you can produce a finished product like the pros! Karen has a way of making things easy. If you’ve ever seen a room designed by Karen’s Decor&You team, you’ll instantly understand their tag line of ‘Love the space you’re in.’ This book is a must read for anyone who wants to decorate and hear the inevitable, ‘Wow!’
What a relief! Through this book, Karen Powell has made the overwhelming task of decorating completely manageable and enjoyable. Professionals as well as newbies to decorating will benefit from this straightforward, progressive, and completely doable approach to decorating. Dig in, and you will be excited by all the opportunities that lie ahead of you!