This is a user friendly book that is like sitting down with your best friend-who, lucky you, just happens to be a talented and insightful designer- who supports you through the steps in changing your residence into your home. She is down to earth- the text reads like Meghan is sitting and talking right next to you- and as you read through the Meghan Method it develops your confidence in your ideas of what you want your rooms to feel- that's right- FEEL to you and look the way you want without spending a ton on a designer to tell you how THEY would like it to look. Spend that money on your room instead. Meghan guides you to confidently think thru choices to end up with a successful room design- and lessen the potential for design mistakes-another money saver. Have you ever entered a room and felt it was odd or irritating to your eye? That is because it didn't fit you or your ideas of comfort. Personalization and purpose are the keys Meghan works to give you.
The book is visually gorgeous and is easy to use. Meghan lays out everything for you in steps that are as detailed as you need/want. It teaches you in reasonable ways about design and remodeling. She has links to printable webpages for your personal planning purposes- and her website is also available for support. When you buy a self-help book you want it to be of value to you for a long time and this book is common sense, handy-man (woman) useful, and will support anyone in any type of dwelling, whether it is house, apartment, condo, houseboat- where-ever you live- in making choices to create a place of comfort, usefulness and positivity. You can dwell in a structure or you can LIVE in your home- Meghan guides you to make it really LIVING. Once you've got the Meghan Method in your hands you become your own designer- confident and in control of what you want your home to grow into, whether for now or in the future.
Addition to review July 10, 2011 - This weekend just caught Meghan at presentation at Pottery Barn in Kenwood, Cincinnati,where she talked about using accessories---but the questions(almost 3 hours) ranged from use of light, color, textures and everything we could think of. She is charming, articulate, and boy does she know everything! Her comment, "some remember a home of fresh baked cookies from their childhood, I remember the smell of lumber from mine" rang true- she knows details like how a paint brush puts on paint(it is important now that I understand) to why wall paint color appears different in different corners of walls. Her book was impressive.....but Meghan is even more. You've got to see her in action and then you will understand. She connects- and the audience knows she is genuine in her expertise and what she is trying to do to help people live in their own style. Lucky us in Cinci to have her come through!