House Beautiful Decorating School

House Beautiful Decorating School

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by House Beautiful Magazine Editors, Tessa Evelegh
     
 

All the design know-how anyone needs to decorate a new home or redo an old house is in this one-stop, all-encompassing, lushly photographed, and brilliantly conceived volume. Everything from wonderful home basics and working with space to the art of color and perfect patterns to the absolute essentials for floors, windows, walls, and lighting is here. In addition

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All the design know-how anyone needs to decorate a new home or redo an old house is in this one-stop, all-encompassing, lushly photographed, and brilliantly conceived volume. Everything from wonderful home basics and working with space to the art of color and perfect patterns to the absolute essentials for floors, windows, walls, and lighting is here. In addition to presenting fundamental decorating principles, this unequalled reference looks at different styles, such as Country and Modern; suggests ways of adding drama to a space or period grandeur; and leads you on an inspirational idea-filled walk through the house, analyzing options for every room. Eye-opening pictures of beautiful interiors reveal how to fill even the smallest bedroom with simple comfort, showcase architectural features, make the best use of soft furnishings, and much, much more. Each page brims with bright ideas for every nook and cranny.
No matter what your style, how many rooms you want to decorate, or what your budget is, this complete reference is your guide to decorating success.

 

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Evelegh (House Beautiful Window Workshop) again provides practical advice for the novice who wants to create an inviting decor. Here she tackles all elements of interior decorating, begining with the basics of design and then discussing the use of pattern, color, texture, and scale and giving examples of popular styles to illustrate her points. She then proceeds with a discussion of various elements, such as floors, window treatments, and decorative accessories, presenting various applications and how each will create a particular look. The book takes the reader room-by-room to show how various looks can be achieved. Especially helpful are the color photographs that depict styles from sleek to modern to cozy that will appeal to a wide variety of decorating tastes. Recommended for public library collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588165114
Publisher:
Hearst Books
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Series:
House Beautiful Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
10.16(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.76(d)

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