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Christopher Lowell's Seven Layers of Design solves decorating dilemmas by encouraging you to look at a room piece by piece, layer by layer, from the floor up. By following this process, home decorators can avoid costly disappointments and learn inexpensive tricks for changing the personality of a room. With his colorful presentation of the Seven Layers (Paint & Architecture, Installed Flooring, Upholstered Furniture, Accent Fabrics, Nonupholstered Furniture, Accessories, and Plants & Lighting), Lowell lays the groundwork for simple yet stunning home design. He demonstrates how color is the foundation of a room, why decorating a room around a favorite upholstery fabric is a recipe for disaster, how to create fabulous fakes using paint and plywood, why you should never paint a ceiling white, and how to deal with an interior designer.
Solves decorating dilemmas by teaching you how to look at a room piece by piece, in seven layers from the floor up.
|The Seven Layers of Design||8|
|Paint & Architecture||10|
|Plants & Lighting||48|
|Dining Room Drama||72|
|Even the Kitchen Sink||84|
|Home Office Haven||120|
|Guest Bedroom Getaway||132|
Posted January 29, 2003
I found the book to be easy to read, easy to follow and had excellent tips for the hopeless decorator, like myself. I even went online to find some of the products he used in the rooms in this book!!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 27, 2002
Christopher Lowell has simplified the decorating process for me. I fit the profile he describes in the book about going to the paint store, looking at 5,000 paint samples and then walking away defeated. He has simplified my life tremendously. I strongly recommend this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 10, 2000
There are some prime tidbits in this book such as, 'The floor is in effect the sixth wall of the room.' And his enthusiasm for projects is clearly evident. While Lowell puts his design theories into practice with examples, I thought some of the looks were just okay, except for the kitchen revamp which was excellent. The book still, is a good primer for the basics of design planning.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 12, 2000
This book is a must have for all do it yourselfers, and designers as well. Through his methods in the book, Christopher has simplified the design process in an understanding way. I have found myself using this book in my own Interior Decorating business, and using his 7 layers makes life alot easier. I highly recomend it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 21, 2000
Once again Mr. Lowell amazes me! this book is awesome! Easy to read, great pictures, great projects. I can guarantee you will carry this book around with you. I own many design books but this one is my all-time Fav! If I had to name one negative thing about it, I would have to say that I wish it would never end!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.