Design Ideas for Your Home

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Inspiration from a range of classic properties, from cozy cottages to grand manors, is paired with practical information on working with color, pattern, texture, and light to make the best of indoor space

Whether one is drawing inspiration from a grand Georgian townhouse or a simple countryside cottage, the same design principles of color, pattern, texture, and light can be applied to one's own home. This guide demonstrates how to use color in the home, running ...

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Overview

Inspiration from a range of classic properties, from cozy cottages to grand manors, is paired with practical information on working with color, pattern, texture, and light to make the best of indoor space

Whether one is drawing inspiration from a grand Georgian townhouse or a simple countryside cottage, the same design principles of color, pattern, texture, and light can be applied to one's own home. This guide demonstrates how to use color in the home, running through the palette from greens, blues, reds, and yellows to pastels and neutrals. It then moves on to using patterns—such as stripes or florals—in fabrics, wallpapers, and floors, and describes how to use light in a home to best advantage, with insider tricks for creating task, background, or mood lighting using windows, lamps, and mirrors. Finally, a section on accessories and displays explains how to use treasured possessions to style inside space and truly make a home one's own. This practical guide is a sumptuous source of creative ideas, revealing how to recreate the look and feel of a place and time while still retaining one's own individual style.

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"This volume provides unique inspiration for interior designers, whether professional or amateur." —Library Journal
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The National Trust is a UK-based charity that protects and keeps open to the public over 350 historic homes, gardens, and monuments. Here, National Trust senior press officer Dalby visits some of these properties representing period decorating styles from Georgian to modern. Her intent is not to discuss how to replicate faithfully a historic interior but rather to offer readers new decorating ideas for their own homes. In this volume, enhanced by 250-plus color photographs, Dalby demonstrates how readers can use color, patterns, texture, lighting, and decorative accessories to enhance their living spaces. The resources mentioned are predominantly based in the UK. VERDICT This volume provides unique inspiration for interior designers, whether professional or amateur.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907892493
  • Publisher: National Trust, Aylesbury
  • Publication date: 8/1/2013
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,404,251
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Alison Dalby is the National Trust's senior press officer for cultural heritage, historic houses and collections. She is a former freelance journalist specializing in homes and interiors and still contributes to Period Living magazine.

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