“My favorite part of “Top Designer’s Guidebook,” It tweaks your senses and guides you to seek what you have within yourself. I also enjoyed the lifestyle photos and art, of course. It’s a quick read but packed with ways to lead you in your quest to make your special abode a cozy and fun nesting place for you, your family and friends!”
CINDY H. S. Interior Designer
Author: Karen J Lee, award winning writer and artist
“Leave everything behind. Go to the beach. It’s time.” Order book Barnes & Nobel
Award winning writer and international juried artist, Karen J Lee, combines an inviting approach to arts and décor for the laid back cottage lifestyle. A palette of “how to” features for getaway cottages introduces classic timeless ideas, with colors, textures and accents that motivate and inspire. Intertwined are travel destination art pieces, illustrated paintings and photography. She explores hunting for treasures, choosing décor accessories to achieve a personal style, sparking the readers’ creative juices. The book, chock-full of inspiring creativity showcasing a wide variety of home subjects and colorful accents. The Cottage Guide celebrates romance and simplicity with inspiring locations, colorful gardens, cozy interiors and intriguing nooks and crannies. The cottages span from new, remodeled, permanent and weekend getaways. The compendium handbook of color, art and décor ideas overflow with discussions of the “how to” kitchens of joy, rustic details, seductive bedrooms, the ambience of porches, mini gardens of herbs, and how to seek out weathered treasures. At the end of each chapter, an outline of ideas offers inspires the reader to plan their preferred style.