Can't Fail Room Makeovers

Can't Fail Room Makeovers

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by Lucianna Samu
     
 
This book contains everything someone needs to know to show off a home to its fullest potential with easy ideas and advice for making rooms work.The book includeshow to "edit"thedecor, rearrange furniture, display artwork and collections, transform rooms and objects with paint, and much more.

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This book contains everything someone needs to know to show off a home to its fullest potential with easy ideas and advice for making rooms work.The book includeshow to "edit"thedecor, rearrange furniture, display artwork and collections, transform rooms and objects with paint, and much more.

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From the Publisher
“Filled with helpful advice on how to makeover a room, a practical handbook covers everything one needs to know to transform a room based on a range of time, budget, style, and taste considerations.”FORECASTAugust 2008

“comes in a convenient spiral-bound form and is filled with photographs which are incredibly helpful in translating the designer's techniques.”
“Implementing the help of a professional can make the difference between a successful or unsuccessful makeover. Take advantage of this book's excellent home decorator advice.”Suite101.com
May 16, 2009

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580114257
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner Press
Publication date:
08/15/2008
Edition description:
First
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Lucianna Samu is the author of Can't Fail Room Makeovers. She has spent 10 years as a decorative painter in the New York Metropolitan area working for some of the best and brightest designers and architects in NY. She put away her paint brushes 5 years ago and moved to Saratoga Springs, NY, to become an Interior Designer, Space Planner, and Color expert.She spent several years creating projects of Benjamin Moore Paints and has been a frequent contributor to many magazines and books. She currently lives in the 200-year-old farmhouse house she and her husband recently renovated just outside Saratoga on the Hudson River. She is currently designing the barn to bring her horses home.

Mark Samu is the principal photographer for a number of CH books, including the most recent Can't Fail Room Makeovers. He has been an architectural photographer for 25 years, working all over the country for architects, designers, and magazines. He is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY.

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Can't Fail Room Makeovers 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JRSinVA More than 1 year ago
My husband and I enjoy home improvement projects. We're often looking for new ideas or just help pulling an idea into the "nuts and bolts" of a project. This book almost didn't get a look from me; as it wasn't in the category of our current research. However, I find that Creative Homeowner publications are often very useful, so I gave this book a look. Wow, as is often the case, a wonderful book from Creative Homeowners. This book has a nice balance of pictures and text. This allows plenty of space to SEE the picture's details and it makes it visually appealing to view. Lots of pictures is a plus, as long as you know what or why you're looking at this scene. The text alerts you to what the picture demonstrates, however often doesn't give much detail on how to accomplish the look. There are some nice little quotes in handwritten font that make the book feel inviting and "personal". I am drawn to this book for inspiration from the photos, but you won't find a lot explanation. The introductory chapters walk the Reader through a process of how to plan these wonderful make overs. This has been a book I've recommended to a number of people and they have all gone out to purchase it after looking at mine. This book touches on many styles of decorating, a variety of color schemes, and many different rooms. Again, well written and informative with just the right amount of text (for me). Now on the negative side, sometimes there's not enough text. A page can be mostly picture (a good thing) but lacks information on how to use the concept. For instance, a page on adding a detail to a room for impact but then no discussion about proportion, color choice, or balance. There are several times when I felt the advise worth taking, but there was no further instruction on "how to". This instruction would make the book less visually attractive by adding a lot of text - so I'm happy with less text and wonderful inspiration. Some people may want more details on "how to". No paint color lists, no check lists of materials are in this book... but you will find wonderful inspiration and book you can sit and feel good just looking through. I highly recommend this book for inspiration and conceptualizing your next project. Enjoy the photos, read the brief comments, and create your own shopping list of items. This is a great starting point type book; you will need other books for "how to" and shopping lists.
philodesigner More than 1 year ago
This book is full of fabulous decorating tips and lovely pictures of all kinds of rooms. Very helpful and enjoyable!