Decorate Like a Decorator: All You Need to Know to Design Like a ProDara Caponigro, with Melinda Page

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From FREDERIC magazine, the best – and most unexpected – decorating pro tips and tricks of the trade in one accessible guide

Decorate Like a Decorator highlights the decorating tricks that only experienced designers know how to pull off – until now! Culled from FREDERIC magazine’s educational columns, this book shares with readers more than one hundred decorator pro moves: like how to use stripes on the bias, upholster doors, deploy curtain tiebacks, hang plates on the walls, and fabricate bespoke lampshades.

Divided into twenty-one chapters covering everything from pelmets and valances, trim, upholstery ideas, slipcovers, folding screens, and fabric-covered walls, to accent paints, bedspreads, decorative lampshades, scenic wallpaper, and more it’s a lavishly illustrated cheat sheet for what it takes to transform a room from standard to sensational.

Decorate Like a Decorator features rooms by some of the world’s most celebrated interior designers, among them Charlap Hyman & Herrero, Billy Cotton, Sara Ruffin Costello, Veere Grenney, Rita Konig, Redd Kaihoi, and Tom Scheerer, and best-known photographers, including François Halard, Stephen Kent Johnson, Francesco Langnese, and Simon Upton. This is the first book by FREDERIC magazine, a new and refreshing voice in design where beauty has no limits and quality has no compromise


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 298 × 235 mm (11 3/4 × 9 1/4 in)
  • Pages: 264 pp
  • Illustrations: 225 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781580936309

Dara Caponigro is the creative director of Schumacher and editor in chief of FREDERIC magazine. Previously, she was editor of Veranda, founding editor and style director of Domino, and design director at Elle Decor. She is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Domino: The Book of Decorating, as well as the author of The Authentics and S Is for Style.

Melinda Page is a writer based in Tokyo who covers design and travel. A former senior editor at Town & Country, she has also edited two books for Travel + Leisure and is the curator of the Bangkok Literature Festival.