Flea Market Fabulous: Designing Gorgeous Rooms with Vintage Treasures
by Lara Spencer, Jonathan Adler (Foreword), ChiChi Ubiña (Photographer)
Focusing on nine different rooms (including her own recently purchased Manhattan apartment), Lara Spencer shows readers that all it takes is planning, shopping know-how, and a little imagination to create beautiful and comfortable homes that reflect their personal style. She takes readers through the step-by-step process of overcoming the challenges of the room, offering helpful tips and lessons along the way. She identifies the design dilemma; comes up with a decorating plan; makes a mood board for inspiration; compiles a shopping list; scours flea markets for furniture and accessories that fit the bill; restores, repurposes, and reinvents the pieces she finds, giving them new life; and brings all the elements together in the gorgeous, finished space. With illuminating before, during, and after photographs of her DIY projects and the room installations, Lara demystifies the decorating process and allows readers to envision endless possibilities for what they can do in their own homes.
Review from goodreads.com
What a fun, creative book! Lara Spencer helps people with “problematic rooms” remake their space using vintage treasures from flea markets. She paints, repurposes and reupholsters furniture so that they fit into the room in a new fabulous way! If you are on a budget or like to up-cycle this book is for you. It is filled with lots of ways to make your home a special, one of a kind place without breaking the bank!
“Good Morning America cohost Lara Spencer has a secret superpower: making homes look like a million bucks using only bargain finds and easy D.I.Y. projects. In her new book, Flea Market Fabulous: Designing Gorgeous Rooms with Vintage Treasures, she shares her magic with us.”