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The Newlyweds' Guide to Setting Up Home by Gail Abbott

The Newlyweds' Guide to Setting Up Home

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The Newlyweds' Guide to Setting Up Home by Gail Abbott

Setting up a first home can be daunting and expensive, especially if you are on a budget. The Newlyweds' Guide to Setting Up Home is full of great ideas to help you think about everything you will need. A chapter on 'Getting Started' helps you to list all the best - and worst - points about your new place, so you can get to grips with maximizing its potential, and 'The Main Elements' looks at all the aspects of creating a beautiful living space, from selecting different kinds of lights to choosing the best ideas for storage, as well as a wealth of fabulous ideas for decorating with neutrals or colour. Whether you are living in a rented apartment or renovating a house, making the right decisions from the outset will help prevent expensive mistakes, and the inspirational photographs in this book will help you to decide on the look you love, whatever your style. Painting a wooden floor, tiling with basic white tiles for a stylish look, creating extra storage space using baskets and boxes, using throws and cushions to transform an old sofa, or finding old pieces of furniture that can be painted for a new lease of life - here are ideas for every room to inspire and motivate you to create a home with character and style without breaking the bank.

About the Author

Gail Abbott is an established stylist and writer with over twenty years' experience in the field of home interiors. Gail writes regularly for home-style magazines, including Homes & Gardens, Period Living and Ideal Home, and was instrumental in setting up Angel + Blume, the Cambridge-based interior design company ( She has written eight books, including Living with Light (ISBN 978-1-906094-31-7), Decorating with Blue and White (ISBN 978-1-906094-65-5) and Living with White (ISBN 978-1-906525-24-8), all available from CICO Books.

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Publication date

10th September 2009


Gail Abbott

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CICO Books an imprint of Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd


160 pages


Interior design, decor & style guides



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