August 25, 2011
I’d love to go to design school and always have but it’s never quite worked into my plans so far, unless you count an 8 week course at our local college. Awhile back, I found myself searching for instructional design books or even text books that would go into greater detail about the design process and fill me in on all the secrets that end in great design. But I came up empty-handed. Then one day, Lily and I got an email asking us if we would kindly review the brand new book The Meghan Method by Meghan Carter. Of course! We love books. And it didn’t hurt (and may have made us blush a little) that she mentioned the Birch + Bird blog as an online design resource among many of our favourites on p. 82.
The Meghan Method isn’t the usual design book, you know, the ones with the glossy pictures of fabulous over the top rooms that are inspiring and at the same time discouraging. This book is all about you and your design hopes and dreams. It is exactly what I was looking for. If you’ve always wanted to learn a little more about what goes on in the head of your favourite interior designer and can’t afford to hire one, Meghan walks you through from inspiration to finished room. It’s a hardcover design workbook, at your service.
After completing not one but two degrees, Meghan realized that she hadn’t been following her dreams. She had always wanted to be an Interior Designer but with two degrees behind her already, she couldn’t justify another. So, Ask the Decorator, was born. Her online home-improvement and decorating show, features product reviews, design tips and of course, her interviews with experts in the design field from whom she gained her wealth of information. Now, with all the tricks of the trade, she published her first book and is passing all this knowledge on to us.
all images from Meghan Carter
And we would love to pass along a hardcover and autographed edition of The Meghan Method to one of our loyal readers! If you would like to win some DIY design inspiration, here’s what you need to do…
1. Leave a comment at the end of this post.
2. Become a BirchandBird Facebook fan.
3. Follow @Birchandbird on Twitter.
Oh, if you do win and follow Meghan’s advice, we’d LOVE to see your finished space. We will announce the lucky winner on September 2nd! Good luck!