House Beautiful 750 Designer Secrets: Exclusive Design Ideas from the Pros

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House Beautiful gives us an inside look at how interior designers create their magic. It's savvy, elegant, inspiring, and sure to equal the success of 750 Decorating & Design Ideas, which has sold nearly 65,000 copies.

Even those of us with great taste and a natural talent for decorating know that there are certain insider design skills and secrets accessible only to professionals with years of experience. House Beautiful: 750 Designer Secrets gives everyone access to this ...

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Overview

House Beautiful gives us an inside look at how interior designers create their magic. It's savvy, elegant, inspiring, and sure to equal the success of 750 Decorating & Design Ideas, which has sold nearly 65,000 copies.

Even those of us with great taste and a natural talent for decorating know that there are certain insider design skills and secrets accessible only to professionals with years of experience. House Beautiful: 750 Designer Secrets gives everyone access to this precious knowledge. This spectacular, expansive collection of more than 400 photographs leaves no doorknob unturned, as some of the country's most creative decorators reveal their design know-how. They'll help amateurs understand scale and proportion, as well as how to decorate with color and pattern, add atmospheric lighting, shape the shell, hang and showcase art, and fix up small spaces. There is ample advice on creating family-friendly areas, bedroom basics, smart storage, and outdoor rooms. Take advantage of House Beautiful's unrestricted pass to the world of interior design! A Main Selection of the Homestyle Book Club.

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We all want to be daring interior decorators, but who among us can combine true whimsy with exquisite taste? In this natural, fully illustrated follow-up to 750 Decorating & Design Ideas, the editors of House Beautiful offer a bounty of imaginative design ideas for every room in your home. With succinct descriptions and over 400 photos, these experienced pros share secrets about decorating with color and pattern; enhancing atmospheric lighting; creating family-friendly spaces; and "expanding" small spaces. Sample tip: "Turn a small entrance vestibule into an exclamation point by layering it floor to ceiling with abstract paintings." Simply superb.
Library Journal
These two books combined will give the amateur decorator more than 1000 ideas for creating a stylish, comfortable living space. Country Living provides a wealth of ideas for decorating every room of the home as well as exteriors and gardens; tips on collecting, conserving, and caring for the home and its furniture and decorative accessories; and seasonal decorating suggestions. Advice is dispensed through captions for color photographs that explain each tip shown. Do-it-yourself decorating projects are more for inspiration, as no instructions are provided. House Beautiful contains a multitude of color photos that depict a sophisticated, professionally designed style accompanied by quotes from contemporary and historic interior designers, e.g., Dorothy Draper, Kelly Harmon, and Barbara Barry. Advice for decorating every room of the home contains information about furniture, lighting, color, pattern, storage, display, and entertaining. With the wealth of ideas for amateurs, both books are recommended for public libraries. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588164766
  • Publisher: Hearst
  • Publication date: 9/1/2005
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 269,996
  • Product dimensions: 9.05 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 1.05 (d)

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