Good Bones, Great Pieces

The Seven Essential Pieces That Will Carry You Through a Lifetime


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Lauren McGrath, Suzanne McGrath


Making a home is a lifelong pursuit and it starts with your very first place. Suzanne and Lauren McGrath, a mother-daughter team, operate the popular blog Good Bones, Great Pieces. At the core of their philosophy is the belief that every home should have seven essential pieces that can live in almost any room and will always be stylish. The authors explain how to place iconic items of furniture like the love seat and the dresser and rotate them throughout the home as the style or need changes.
Illustrated with photographs of homes and apartments that the McGraths have designed, as well as apartments by some iconic designers, this book is a wonderful resource, whether you are starting out with your first apartment or rethinking the design of your home.

Praise for Good Bones, Great Pieces:

“The mother and daughter team of Suzanne and Lauren McGrath have created an excellent and useful book for both beginners and more experienced home decorators. Making use of cherished family furniture and objects in combination with affordable and available pieces, the team encourages us all to be both carefree and careful in our creation of a comfortable and comforting home.” – Martha Stewart

“A must-read for first-timers and seasoned home decorators alike.” – Traditional Home

“Fail-proof guides to insider sources, suggestions on how to reincarnate tired pieces of furniture, and expert weigh-ins from iconic designers like Miles Redd and Robert Couturier are the gloss on the paint.” –

Additional information

Weight 948 g
Dimensions 21 x 26.1 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 June 2012
Number of pages 208
Format Hardback
Dimensions 21 x 26.1 cm
Weight 948 g


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Suzanne and Lauren McGrath are a mother - daughter interior design team who operate the design blog Good Bones, Great Pieces. They live in New York City and Rye, New York.