Do-it-yourself décor inspired by iconic patterns, classic fabrics, sentimental items, and the Americana style.
Designer Max Humphrey celebrates the elements of modern Americana and shows how they can drive personal decorating styles in traditional country settings, contemporary urban lofts, and everything in between. Humphrey gives readers confidence to create their own stylish digs with unique flair using things they collect, buy, inherit, or dumpster-dive for.
Photos and personal anecdotes highlight collectibles and DIY-ables from Max’s design and styling portfolio—such as bandana wallpaper, botanical prints, bunk beds, clocks, old maps, gingham and plaid everything, Pendleton blankets, camp vibes, and vintage signs. The book features casual and thrifted as well as custom and high-end furnishings and includes design elements from a range of Humphrey’s interior design projects from East to West coasts.
Max Humphrey has a design firm in Portland, Oregon. He has been featured in Architectural Digest, Real Simple, This Old House, The Wall Street Journal, and as one of Apartment Therapy’s design change-makers. Max was featured as a “Next Wave” designer in House Beautiful and named one of Country Living’s 100 Most Creative People.
Chase Reynolds Ewald has been writing about design, travel and lifestyle for 30 years. She is senior editor of Western Art & Architecture magazine and the author of a dozen books. She resides in Tiburon, California.