Home Decor

Three simple ways to add colour — and fun — to your home

Summer's the perfect time to inject a little pizzazz into your home. This kitchen from interior designer Phoebe Howard's new book, The Joy of Decorating, reminded us how easy it can be.

White kitchen with yellow chairs

Tria Giovan, from The Joy of Decorating

Summer’s the perfect time to inject a little pizzazz into your home. This kitchen from interior designer Phoebe Howard’s new book, The Joy of Decorating, reminded us how easy it can be. Re-cover an old chair with an inexpensive, cheerful fabric, display quirky and colourful objects like flip-flops in shadow boxes or toss new patterned pillows on your sofa.

Get this look: Foto lamp, $45, Ikea. Ikat trellis fabric, $58/yd, Robert Allen Design. Keepsake boxes, $78, Pottery Barn.

The Joy of Decorating by Phoebe Howard, Published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $58.

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