7 Ways to 'Happy Chic' Your House and Life
In 100 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life (Sterling, November 2012), the third installment in his Happy Chic series, Adler shares design ideas as freely as he doles out self-help advice — and that's the point. "I want this book to be as much a lifestyle bible as a decorating bible," he says, adding, "You only live once. As Auntie Mame said, 'Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death." Here are seven ways to add some of that Adler zest into your own space.
"I work really hard as a designer, and I'm borderline tortured, à la Vincent van Gogh," he says. "I work hard to make things that look effortlessly put together and also happen to bring joy into people's lives."