Interior Design

Home Chic: Decorating with Style

Internationally renowned interior designer India Mahdavi’s indispensable style guide is bursting with personal tips on how to transform every room in your home with flair. Your home reflects your personality, so it’s important to accent the best features! Just like fashion, it’s all about style. Interior design icon India Mahdavi has solutions for every home’s shortcomings, from low ceilings to noisy neighbors. Her tips make it all seem easy: open up the space by removing unnecessary doors, create perspectives by placing something beautiful at eye level, balance horizontal and vertical proportions, and avoid cookie-cutter style throughout the home. Her signature interiors incorporate bold accents of color, texture, and pattern. With pointers that include faux pas to avoid, dos and don’ts, classic versus luxury detail, ingenious storage ideas, time-saving tips, and an annotated address book for sourcing the best design items, this household bible will equip you with all you need to transform your home room by room. Whether you’re moving into a new space or rejuvenating an old one, Home overflows with advice and inspiration shared in a light tone with idea-packed illustrations. The handsome cloth-bound volume features a ribbon page marker, original Mahdavi-print endpapers, and watercolor paper.

About The Author

India Mahdavi is a renowned architect and interior designer who worked with Christian Liaigre before opening her own design firm in 1999. Time magazine featured her in their issue on the 100 most influential designers of 2008. Mahdavi’s creations include the Hotel on Rivington in New York and Hélène Darroze’s restaurant at the Connaught Hotel in London. Soline Delos is a journalist at French Elle and Elle Décor, specializing in contemporary design and decoration.

  • Publish Date: May 14, 2013
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Flammarion
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9-1/4
  • Pages: 208
  • US Price: $29.95
  • CDN Price: $29.95
  • ISBN: 978-2-08-020141-6


"India Mahdavi’s latest tome on interior embellishment will set things right for those who need a little bit of encouragement to experiment to turn a set of rooms into a home. Witty, sharply observed, her advice is a great starter for anyone looking to dabble. Throughout the book, a few of Mahdavi’s time tested rules have been shared along with stunning visuals of projects that made her name a much sought-after addition..."

"Meet your new indispensable design handbook...Mahdavi is an unexpected source of keeping-it-real advice..."

“Home Chic
is chock full of tips to overcome whatever shortcomings your home may have, whether it’s low ceilings or unattractive floors.” ~Athens Magazine

Author Bookshelf: India Mahdavi, Soline Delos