House Rules

100 Ways to Feel at Home

By Emma Kemper (Author)

Series Rules


Pub Date 1/14/2025

ISBN 9781454952015

Format Hardcover



House Rules

100 Ways to Feel at Home

by Emma Kemper

We all want a home that is as much tailored to our lives as it is inviting (and impressive) to guests. House Rules helps you achieve both, encouraging you to develop and elevate your personal style, putting it into practice with the tenets of interior design.

In House Rules, Emma Beryl Kemper, principal of her eponymous interior design firm, breaks down this often intimidating topic, defining 100 insightful rules to help you transform your space into a home you’ll never want to leave. Organized into categories—some broad, like Gathering Inspiration and Space Planning, others more distinct and detailed, like Window Treatments and Coverings—these 
guidelines include tips on every step of transforming your space. If you don’t know where to begin, Rule #1 eases you in with creating a mood board. Time to change up your walls? Rule #36 helps you avoid choosing paint or wallpaper that clashes with other colors already present in that room. When you need a quick tweak, Rule #99 explains the impact a single throw pillow can have on a room. Want to set the mood at your next dinner party? Rule #52 is all about up lights and how to implement them.

Whether you prefer a sleek minimalist vibe or a colorful eclectic bohemian style, Emma’s rules apply, and they will bring your vision to life. Adorned with chic, painterly line drawings throughout, this book will look perfect on display in your living room—once it’s designed to perfection.


"Renovating and designing a home can be intimidating, but this one-stop guide and reference manual is a hand to hold throughout the process. Emma lifts the curtain on how interior designers do it!”–Barry Bordelon and Jordan Slocum, The Brownstone Boys, authors of For the Love of Renovating

“Knowing where to begin with interior design can be challenging. Emma breaks down both foundational elements and finishing touches with ease, making House Rules the perfect book whether you’re starting from scratch or just working on one room.” –Rebecca Atwood, author of Living with Color

“Emma has created easy-to-digest practical content you can reference again and again. Her thoughtful suggestions, frameworks, and ideas, drawn from years of experience, can simplify an otherwise overwhelming project. Keep this book handy!”–Ariel Kaye, founder of Parachute Home and author of How to Make a House a Home


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Emma Beryl Kemper strives to create beauty and interest in every space. After training at the New York School of Interior Design, Emma worked on a wide array of projects all over the world. In 2015, she started her own eponymous design firm, Emma Beryl, which was recently named as a top new designer to watch by Lonny magazine. Emma Beryl loves to work with its clients to create spaces that are unexpected and timeless. The company believes that spaces should be as unique as the clients who live in them, that constraints make design more interesting, and that no project is too big or too small.   

Title Details

Pages 144 pages, 75-100 color illus.

Trim 5 x 7 x 0 Inches

Territories World

Category House & Home

Carton Quantity 44